About the Program
The Recreation Navigator program is a specialized match that focuses on providing recreation and leisure support to government-assisted refugee clients who have been living in Nova Scotia for more than one year. Volunteering in this program will allow you to meet new people, make a positive impact and be a part of a team committed to helping refugee families settle in Nova Scotia. You will contribute to building a community where all can belong and grow by helping these families engage in community activities, recreation, and sports.
As a recreation navigator volunteer, you will meet with a refugee family once a week where you will:
- Assess the family’s knowledge of recreation centres and programs in their community
- Help them register for programs and activities they are interested in
- Help them complete funding applications
- Show them how to get to different community centres, parks, libraries, and playgrounds.
- Have the opportunity to enjoy free activities with them
Recommend meeting schedule with your match 2 hours per week
Canadian Language Benchmark 4 or higher (written and spoken)
Have been in Nova Scotia for at least 18 months
Become a Volunteer
Volunteers help us create healthier, welcoming, and more inclusive communities. Without our volunteers, we could not effectively deliver many of our programs and services. As a volunteer, you will receive orientation, training, and support from us while we together build a community where all can belong and grow.