Volunteering at the Brunswick Street Mission

Over 100 people volunteer at the Mission each year and thanks to these dedicated individuals, make our work possible. Our ideal volunteer is someone who  is friendly and likes to help others.

Current Opportunity:

Front Desk Receptionist

Front desk receptionists provide telephone and walk-in reception for clients and staff of Brunswick Street Mission. Duties Include operating a multi-line phone, maintaining call records, providing basic information about the mission and directing clients to the appropriate team member.

Brunswick Street Mission office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm. 

Required Skills:

-Oral and written English.

-Daytime availability as well as commitment of one shift per week.

-Ability to communicate in a positive, polite and respectful manner.

-Ability and initiative to perform duties under minimal supervision.

Additional Skills:

-Ability to communicate effectively with members of the community.

-Ability to use multi-line phone.

-Ability to use a computer for data entry, word processing and internet search

Benefits of Volunteering:

-Learn basic office proceedures and an opportunity to improve your typing and computer skills.

-Meet members of the community, further enhance inter-personal skills, gain self confidence in communicating with new people.

-Reference letter: Eligible after 60 hours of service.

If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity, please contact us by email at bsm.trustee@eastlink.ca or call 1-902-423-460                                                      



... to our Volunteers

Although there are a handful of employees at the Mission, the majority of our accomplishments are achieved by those who give freely of their time, skill, and enthusiasm.

The Board of Directors is completely composed of volunteers. All of our programs are supported by volunteers. Several of our programs are directly managed by a strategic volunteer.

Volunteers serve on committees, offer consultations, create and run fundraising projects.

Volunteers unload trucks, sort donated clothing and food, and provide pastoral care.

From labour to leadership, volunteers make it all happen ... it could not happen without you...

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Contact Us

The Brunswick Street Mission
2107 Brunswick Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3K 2Y4

Phone: 902 423 4605
Fax: 902 423 4838