volunteers the heart of our communityTown 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 a multitude 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.

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 when available.
If you are interested in participating please call 902-485-4372. 

  • Audit Committee
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Business Advisory Committee
  • Fire Department
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Planning Advisory Committee
  • Police Advisory Board
  • Pictou Recreation and Parks Committee
  • Sustainability Advisory and Climate Change Committee

To serve on any of the above committees you are invited to complete the "Invitaiton to Serve" form. Download  pdf here (142 KB)

Organizations in Pictou that rely on Volunteer Support from the Community

  • Pictou Lobster Carnival
  • Northumberland Fisheries Museum & Heritage Society
  • 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

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

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Rotary Club of Pictou General member    
Pictou Lobster Carnival Various 902-485-1653 or
Northumberland Fisheries Museum Admissions, informing visitors about the various exhibits, selling gift items, etc... 902-485-8925 or drop by the Museum, 21 Caladh Avenue on Pictou Waterfront nfm-business@ns.aliantzinc.ca
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 Health Care is required.
902-485-4389 patti.ryan@pcha.nshealth.ca
or visit their Facebook page
Hector Heritage Quay Volunteers needed to fulfill various positions on-site where the Ship Hector is berthed. 902-485-5046 hectorquaysociety@gmail.com
Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need- supporting them in strengthening their resilience. Discover the extensive network of programs and services in Northern Nova Scotia and explore local volunteer opportunities

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