A total of 53.8% of the population of Nova Scotia volunteer in some way, shape or form, equating to nearly 495,000 Nova Scotians contributing time and expertise. Indeed Nova Scotia is ranked first in Canada with an average of 207 hours per year contributed by each volunteer.

The South Shore has an established, strong and vibrant volunteer sector. Ranging in scope from festivals, events, services, supports, and education, literally thousands of volunteers give of their time, passion, energy and skills to help make the region what it is today.

Our communities are richer and more opportunities are possible when individuals and organizations volunteer. The South Shore recognizes the impact and importance of this sector and is the only area in Nova Scotia that has a dedicated regional Volunteer Navigator to support and promote volunteering and volunteerism.

Volunteerism is alive and well in Nova Scotia and the benefits are an intrinsic part of the fabric of life in Nova Scotia.

On the South Shore we have the Lunenburg Queens Volunteer Partnership that is focused on identifying volunteer gaps, supporting volunteer capacity development, and provides advocate services for volunteers and their organizations.