Residents of South Shore are among others in Nova Scotia who are being invited to join one of the provincial government agencies or board or commission.
The province is now taking applications for groups that provide advice and services in a variety of areas, including health care, education, environment, culture and professional self-regulating bodies.
"With over 180 ways to volunteer, joining an agency, board or commission is an excellent way to help unite communities while supporting what matters to you," Pat Dunn, the minister responsible for the Voluntary Sector, said in a news release issued Oct. 8. "As a volunteer, you will make important contributions and impact the future of our province."
The application deadline for some opportunities is Nov. 16. Applications for many other positions are accepted year-round.
In order to increase the diversity of the agencies, boards and commissions, applications are encouraged from youth, women, Mi'kmaq and other Indigenous people, African Nova Scotians and other racially visible people, persons with disabilities, Acadian Nova Scotians, immigrants and newcomers, and persons from the 2SLGBTIQ+ community.
Applicants are assessed based on their skills and qualifications, taking into account the needs of the individual agency, board or commission.
Nova Scotians can apply and track the progress of their applications by creating a profile in the online application system.
Typically, appointees are reimbursed for expenses and, in some cases, paid a modest amount for their services
To find out more and to apply click on https://novascotia.ca/exec_council/abc/ on the internet or call 902-424-4877 or 1-866-206-6844 (toll free)