These are the volunteer opportunities to help people of Ukraine who came to Nova Scotia and to support Ukraine’s fight for their freedom and independence.
Support people in Ukraine
Visit our Events page to see the upcoming events and fundraisers. We often need people who can help with organizing, promoting, and helping during our events. If you wish to offer your help, email email@example.com
Support Ukrainians In Nova Scotia
Host a Ukrainian Family
Thank you for your interest in providing accommodations for war-displaced Ukrainians. If you wish to offer temporary housing to a Ukrainian family, please fill out the Host Intake Form. This intake form will allow UCC NS to collect the information needed to facilitate a match between potential hosts and Ukrainians arriving under the Canadian-Ukrainian Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program. The information may be shared with two local settlement service providers that are supporting Ukrainians as they arrive in Nova Scotia and the province of Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (LSI).
Please complete the following two steps when submitting your accommodation offer. (The form in Step 2 can be completed before you receive your police record check.)
Step 1: Complete a Criminal Record Background Check (Vulnerable Sector).
You can visit a local police station or RCMP dispatch to complete your Criminal Record Background Check. When residing in HRM, you can also apply for your Criminal Record Background Check online. The process is simple and may have a small cost associated with it which the host is responsible for. If you would like to request a letter from us which may reduce your costs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line “Police Check Letter Request.”
Step 2: Complete the Host Intake form.
Do you wish to donate new or gently used items for displaced Ukrainians? The Ukrainian Store offers FREE gently used household items for Ukrainians who came to Nova Scotia. The store visits are by appointment only, both for donors and shoppers. Such approach ensures that needs of individual person and each family are met on a first-come-first-serve basis. The store is run by volunteers.
Jobs for Ukrainians
Do you wish to offer employment to support Ukrainian Nationals arriving in Nova Scotia? Have open positions? YMCA Halifax-Dartmouth has a form that you can fill to add your open positions to the database that is used to connect local employers and Ukrainians who are looking for employment in Nova Scotia. You may also contact UCC directly at novascotia at ucc.ca and specify what positions you are looking to fill. In cooperation with the Government of Nova Scotia, UCC NS implements a job matching program for Ukrainian individuals arriving in Nova Scotia under the CUAET program.