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Volunteering in Pictou


Town of Pictou Volunteer of the Year

Each year the Town of Pictou calls for nominations from the community for a Volunteer of the Year. This award is given to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution in the Town of Pictou. Learn more


There are hundreds of opportunities to volunteer in the Town of Pictou. Whether you are interested in sports, events, gardening, or history there is something for you. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to get involved in your community, to make new friends, to learn new skills, and gain experience for school and work.

Pictou Recreation and Parks Committee

Pictou Recreation and Parks Department is guided by a standing committee comprised of community members and Council representatives. The committee defines result areas for the department in accordance with the Town of Pictou vision and makes recommendations to Council on matters concerning recreation, parks and facilities. Other activities of the Committee include assisting in organizing community events, such as Winter Carnival, Christmas Light-Up, annual Volunteer Award Reception, and special projects. If citizens are interested in volunteering on the PRP Committee or for specific events we encourage you to find out more information by contacting Michelle Young at 485-4372. Currently the PRPC Committee is looking for new Board Members. If interested please call with your contact information.

Download Pictou Recreation and Parks brochure <here>

Other Town Committees & Advisory Boards

The Town of Pictou has several committees and advisory boards with which volunteers may become involved. Vacancies on these committees arise and are publicly advertised periodically. If you are interested in participating please call 485-4372.
•Audit Committee
•Accessibility Advisory Committee
•Fire Department 
•Planning Advisory Committee 
•Police Advisory Board 
•Pictou Recreation and Parks Committee

Listed below are just some of the organizations in Pictou that rely on volunteer support from the community. 

Pictou Lobster Carnival
Northumberland Fisheries Museum & Heritage Society
The Red Cross
Rotary Club of Pictou
Lions Club of Pictou
deCoste Centre
The Ship Hector Foundation
Pictou Minor Soccer, Hockey and Baseball
Pictou County Genealogy & Heritage Society
Pictou Youth Centre
and many more...

Contact Pictou Recreation and Parks for information on how to get involved in your community or check the listings below for current volunteer opportunities.

Welcome to Pictou County

There are ways that you or someone you know can help to make newcomers to Pictou County feel welcome…..Volunteers are needed for a program called "Friend to Friend Matches." Volunteers are matched one on one (same sex) with an immigrant newcomer. The two people get together for a few hours a week to do things of common interest or need – go to lunch, go to the mall, explore a grocery store, look at cars for sale, etc. The commitment is for 6 months. It is important to help newcomers feel welcome and included in our community, so if you or someone you know, would be interested in being a friend to someone from another county, please call Wendy Hughes at 752-0202 for more information or email her at wendy_hughes@ymca.ca

Current Volunteer Opportunities in the Town of Pictou

Organization Position Phone Email
Rotary Club of Pictou General member  


Pictou Lobster Carnival Various

485-1653 or

Northumberland Fisheries Museum

talking to the visitors about the various exhibits, selling gift items, etc

485-8925 or drop by the museum, 21 Caladh Avenue on Pictou Waterfront

Pictou West and Central-East Community Health Boards

Share an interest in Health Care and in their community and are willing to commit one evening a month to contribute to the work of the CHB.
No previous experience in the Health Care is required to join.


or check out their website

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia Heart Month 1-800-423-4432


Hector heritage Quay

Volunteers needed to fulfill various positions on site where the Ship Hector is berthed.

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