In this space, Halifax Magazine invites local non-profit organizations to share what they do, and how readers can help. If you know an organization that would like to share its story, email the editor.

Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia, established in 1992, is a non-profit organization working towards a Nova Scotia where everyone has a safe, healthy place to call home. We mobilize volunteers and communities to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. Volunteers (skilled and unskilled alike) do almost all the building on Habitat homes.

In 2017, Habitat Nova Scotia will continue building homes across the province in Halifax, Oxford, Whitney Pier, and Bridgewater—all in various stages of construction. Habitat Nova Scotia also recently announced its plans to build a 95-home community in Spryfield, which means we need a lot more volunteers!

As the building season approaches, we’re eagerly looking for members of the community to volunteer and help give a hand-up to families in need. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone, no experience required.

We encourage people with building experience to be volunteer crew leaders and guide a small group of volunteers in various stages of the work. Corporations can get involved through our Habitat build days by gathering a team of employees together to spend a day on the site helping build a home for the community. To learn more, visit

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