Call for Volunteers

Open Harbour is always looking to expand its team. But this call is special. We are looking to fill key roles – Volunteer Coordinator, Housing Lead, Fundraiser and Co-Chair. We want to fill the roles with people who have expertise and motivation and a passion for refugee protection. The new people will not be acting alone but will have the support of other members of the team. If interested or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact We look forward to hearing from you. Further job descriptions are below:

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: keeps list of volunteers and contact info, contacts volunteers when needed (for events or first 3 weeks of settlement), coordinates volunteer orientation sessions & volunteer appreciation, recruits volunteers.

FUNDRAISER:  Coordinates fundraising initiatives, creates fundraising strategies, promotes events, thanks donors, works as a team member with the fundraising committee, updates the OHRA board, keeps records, photographs fundraising events and more. Could involve a 1 year commitment.

HOUSING LEAD – Works with sponsored individuals to search for affordable accommodations and support their housing needs throughout their first year in Nova Scotia. Leads the housing committee and works as a team member. This includes looking for the best location for housing, finding temporary housing if possible, dealing with leases, insurance, utilities, giving notice, etc.