Neighbourhood & Volunteer Services

Our team of community developers are here to support:

  • volunteers
  • neighbourhood associations
  • non-profit organizations
  • residents trying to start a community project

Your local community developer will help you reach your goal and make a difference in your community.

A community developer can help you: 

Get connected

We can help you build networks, create partnerships and connect with: 

  • other volunteers, non-profits, and partners in your community
  • municipal government departments

Be effective

We can provide guidance to support your group and connect you to resources like:

  • templates and how-to guides for starting an organization, running a meeting or planning a community project
  • funding opportunities

Get trained

We can design custom volunteer and board training to meet the needs of your group. Some examples of the support we can provide to help strengthen your board or non-profit are:

  • board training and development
  • team building
  • strategic planning

Get engaged 

We can help you ask the right questions to get valuable feedback from your community by:

  • helping you consult and engage your community through designing various engagement tools
    • e.g. community meetings or surveys
  • discussing community projects and identifying next steps

Community developers also deliver the following programs for volunteers and communities:

Interested in getting started? Get in touch with a community developer today. 


Darren Hirtle - Dartmouth, Eastern Passage, Cole Harbour to Eastern Shore
Rachelle M. Turple-Christmas - Cole Harbour, Lake Loon/Cherry Brook, Preston(s), Eastern Shore
Kate Moon - Halifax Peninsula
Meaghan Dalton - Bedford, Sackville, Fall River, and Musquodoboit Valley
Jasmine Du - Mainland North, South, & Western Communities
Becca Bishop - Youth-specific community development and engagement