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Regional Council Advisory Boards, Committees and Commissions

Mayor Kelly and Members of Regional Council appreciate and encourage citizen participation. To be eligible for these voluntary positions you must be a resident of Halifax Regional Municipality.

You may submit your application electronically using the form provided online, or, if you prefer, you may print the application form and mail or fax it to the Office of the Municipal Clerk.

For more information on volunteer opportunities with Regional Council Advisory Boards, Committees and Commissions, contact Lee Syms at 490-6524.

Community Council Advisory Committees

Halifax Regional Municipality has six Community Councils, each consisting of three to six districts. Community Councils consider local matters, make recommendations to Regional Council, and provide opportunities for public input. For more information on volunteer opportunities with Community Council Advisory Committees, contact Lee Syms at 490-6524.

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment

Our 700-strong volunteer corps makes this the largest composite fire department in Canada. The volunteers respond to about 3,000 emergency calls a year throughout HRM. Members are recruited from all areas of HRM.

For more information, please contact Heather McKay, HR Consultant 490-4391

Volunteer Opportunities with Halifax Regional Police

HRM citizens tell us that volunteering with HRP gives them an opportunity to give back to the community.


Burnside Watch Patrol


Citizens on Patrol


Neighbourhood Watch


Youth Program


Victim Services

Please feel free to contact the Volunteer Programs Coordinator at 902-490-6976 or by e-mail.


Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth are encouraged to visit to view Volunteer Opportunities for Youth ages 13 to 19.

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Reading Support
If you love reading and children, you may want to become a Reading Support volunteer tutor. more...

Adult Literacy
By becoming a volunteer tutor you can help someone in your community improve his or her basic literacy skills. more...

English as a Second Language (ESL) for Adults
With a two to three hour weekly time commitment, you can help an adult in your community improve his or her English language skills. more...

Home Delivery Services
Bring the joy of reading to your homebound neighbours! more...

Youth Volunteer Program
Youth participate as library volunteers, sharing their skills and talents with the library and community and developing new skills that will enhance employability. more...