Become a Volunteer

Last year, ISANS worked with over 10,000 clients to build a future in Nova Scotia. As a volunteer, you help ISANS, our clients, and community build a community where all can belong and grow.

Becoming a Volunteer with ISANS

At the General Orientation, you will learn about available volunteer roles, and the next steps to get started volunteering.

ISANS offices are wheelchair accessible, have barrier free washrooms, and a scent-free policy. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact us at

Please note: some of the ISANS volunteer roles require an intermediate to advanced English language level. This is because the roles support:

  • newcomers with beginner English levels who wish to be matched with someone who can help them practice their English
  • newcomers with a wealth of experience who seek insight into the Canadian workplace and community culture

We do have some opportunities for beginner English language speakers as well!

Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older to volunteer. For those under 18, and enrolled in a high school co-op program, there may opportunities work placements at ISANS.

Please note: the link to Volunteer Registration takes you away from the ISANS website to an external site called If you have any questions, please reach out to our ISANS' Volunteer coordinators at