Community Organizations

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Featured Organization: Friends of Ellenwood Park 

  FOEP are a group of like-minded volunteers who enjoy the beauty and amenities of Ellenwood Park and want to share it with people in the Yarmouth area. We partner with the Department of Natural Resources, Yarmouth Recreation and Ski NS. From late September to April we encourage people to be physically active, by making available a variety of programs, for all ages, such as: cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, interesting workshops, scavenger hunts and nature walks.

If you like to work with others who love the outdoors, this may be the spot for you! Examples of volunteering with the Friends of Ellenwood Park include:

  • Making hot chocolate and bonfire snacks with a school group.
  • Helping families borrow skis or snowshoes from the ski cabin.
  • Helping supervise a St. Patrick’s Day treasure hunt!
  • Picking up brush from along trails as you go for a beautiful walk along trails.

Memberships are available to individuals and families interested in supporting the work of the Friends of Ellenwood Park. If you are interested in any of these volunteer activities or just want to find out more about the organization please contact us!

 

The following list is provided by South Shore Connect.ca and may include community organizations from nearby communities (beyond Yarmouth County).

 

Argyle Farmers' and Artisanal Market

Tusket
To promote, support and bring together local producers of agricultural, fishery, seafood, artisanal foods and unique hand crafted products that can be found within the Argyle Municipality. The Argyle ... [ More Info ]

Barrington Community Garden, The Sunshine Garden

Sherose Island
As part of the New Horizons Project, the Barrington and Area Community Garden Club, in collaboration with the Tri County Local Food Network and the Tri County Women’s Centre, Shelburne location , Yar ... [ More Info ]

Barss Corner Baptist Church

Barss Corner
The Church Today Barss Corner Baptist Church ministers to those in Barss Corner and the surrounding communities. We are affiliated with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches , and we are part o ... [ More Info ]

Beacon United Church

Yarmouth (town)
We are a Faith Based community that believes there are many ways to serve and follow God and we are each called to find our own path. Beacon United Church strives to provide a supportive environment a ... [ More Info ]

Beacon's Community Garden

Yarmouth (town)
This is an open and free service to the community. If you would like to have access to a garden plot at Beacon's Community Garden or if you would like to volunteer in the garden please contact us! ... [ More Info ]

Boys & Girls Club

Yarmouth (town)
For more than 100 years, Boys and Girls Clubs in communities across Canada have been helping young people to discover, develop and achieve their best potential as they grow to become Canada's future a ... [ More Info ]

Canadian Cancer Society - Nova Scotia Division, Yarmouth Relay For Life

Yarmouth (town)
Come join us in the fight against cancer!! The Yarmouth Relay for Life is looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic volunteer to fill the role of Survivor Chair. Being a part of Relay for Life is a g ... [ More Info ]

Carleton & District Volunteer Fire Department

Carleton
The Carleton Fire Department is operated by local volunteers. It is located in the beautiful community of Carleton in Yarmouth County Nova Scotia. ... [ More Info ]

Community Garden

Lower West Pubnico
As part of the New Horizons project, in 2010 Le Village historique acadien de la Novelle-Écosse, in collaboration with the Tri County Local Food Network and the Tri County Women’s Centre, established ... [ More Info ]

Église Ste-Anne - Church of St. Anne, Paroisse Sainte-Anne - St. Anne Parish

Ste. Anne du Ruisseau
Eglise Ste-Anne Church is the oldest Acadian parish on mainland Nova Scotia. Acadians returning from exile had settled the area in 1767 and built a small chapel for worship. In 1799, Father Jean Mand ... [ More Info ]

Ellenwood Lake Provincial Park, Friends of Ellenwood Park

Deerfield
The Friends of Ellenwood Park are a group of like-minded volunteers who enjoy the beauty and amenities of Ellenwood Park and want to share it with people in the Yarmouth area while encouraging a heal ... [ More Info ]

Girl Guides, Yarmouth County

Yarmouth (town)
Guiding is a safe, all-girl environment of challenge, friendship and making a difference in the world. A welcome session is an opportunity for parents to ask questions, meet new leaders and receive th ... [ More Info ]

Greenville Community Centre

Greenville
High speed internet available. Video conference equipment is also available. Hall rentals available for community functions, dances, reunions etc.

Hebron Community Playground

Hebron
Owned by the Hebron Baptist Church. The playground is located on a dead end street where parents can relax and give their children some freedom. With swings, a play field and a sand pit. Open to the ... [ More Info ]

Hiram Lodge 12, Freemasons Lodge

Yarmouth (town)
Hiram Lodge 12, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, is located in the community of Hebron. Freemasonry, the world's oldest and most respected Fraternity, encourages good men to become better men by pro ... [ More Info ]

Kemptville & District Fire Department

Kemptville
The department has 4 trucks Engine 1 - Main Pumper Engine 2 - 1500 Gallon Tanker Engine 3 - Equipment Van Engine 4 - Pumper/Tanker

Knights of Columbus Council 2181

Yarmouth (town)
Who are the Knights? The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer oppo ... [ More Info ]

La Societe Historique Acadienne de Pubnico-Ouest, Acadian Historical Society of West Pubnico

West Pubnico
Study of the history of the Acadian people, particularly West Pubnico and Yarmouth County. Reserach Center, Acadian research, genealogy and museum! Maintain the Musee des Acadiens des Pubnicos & Centr ... [ More Info ]

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Yarmouth County

Yarmouth (town)
MADD Yarmouth was founded in 2004 to raise awareness, and support victims, of impaired driving. MADD Canada works to achieve its mission on a number of fronts: Victim Services – Comprehensive program ... [ More Info ]

Melbourne Community Centre

Arcadia
Darts league plays twice a week during the winter months. The hall is available to rent for functions and events!

Nova Scotia Guides Association

Hibernia
The Nova Scotia Guides' Association was organized at South Milford, Annapolis County, on August 6th, 1909. It was an amalgamation of several county guide associations located in Western Nova Scotia, ... [ More Info ]

Operation Cat S.N.I.P. Yarmouth

Yarmouth (town)
Help us end the cycle of pet reproduction, homelessness and unwanted cats in the Yarmouth area. Operation Cat SNIP a Registered Canadian Charity under the Canada Revenue Agency's Income Tax Act. With ... [ More Info ]

Parkdale/Maplewood Emmanuel Baptist Church

Parkdale
The Church Today Emmanuel Baptist Church ministers to those in Parkdale-Maplewood and the surrounding communities. We are affiliated with the Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches. We share our pas ... [ More Info ]

Patchwork Pals Quilters Guild of Sainte-Anne-du-Ruisseau

Ste. Anne du Ruisseau
The Patchwork Pals Quilters Guild of Sainte-Anne-du-Ruisseau cordially invites you to come in Wednesdays after 1 pm at 7191 Club Acadien, Route 3 and take in our craft. Only 1/4 mile (0.5 km) East of ... [ More Info ]

Pubnico & Area Lions Club

East Pubnico
Lions Clubs – Ready to Help, Worldwide Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and a ... [ More Info ]

Salle Père-Maurice-LeBlanc Theatre

Tusket
300 Seat Live Theatre ... [ More Info ]

Sou’West Nova Métis Council

Barrington Passage
The Council was formed over 15 years ago as a means to preserve and protect our identity and culture in a rapidly changing society in which ties to the past can become quickly forgotten or undervalue ... [ More Info ]

South West Nova Pride

Yarmouth (town)
This group is first and foremost a gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transsexual social group open to all ages. At this time we have about 70 members throughout South West Nova Scotia. We have a Facebook pag ... [ More Info ]

St. Ambrose Church

Yarmouth (town)
We have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel located in the basement of the back right side of the church. The chapel has it’s own entrance and is accessible all hours for those who have the entry code. The ... [ More Info ]

The Friends of the Yarmouth Light Society

Cape Forchu
Through a property lease from the Municipality of Yarmouth, the Friends of the Yarmouth Light Society, the current lightkeepers of the Cape Forchu Lightstation, are still constantly working to improv ... [ More Info ]

The Parish Centre

Yarmouth (town)
The Parish Centre is located across from the St. Ambrose Church at 65 Green street. It’s open during office hours from Monday to Friday, 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The Parish Centre has the parish offic ... [ More Info ]

The Salvation Army Yarmouth Community Church

Yarmouth (town)
Volunteering with The Salvation Army is something people do everyday! You want to be involved, but are not sure how to go about it? Getting started is as easy as filling out the following form. Once w ... [ More Info ]

Tri-County Pregnancy Care Centre

Yarmouth (town)
The Pregnancy Care Centre is a non-profit organization serving individuals, couples and families who may find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy; people who may feel scared, alone and not quite ... [ More Info ]

Tusket River Environmental Protection Association

Tusket
TREPA was founded with the immediate objectives of protecting the Tusket River and surrounding areas from environmental damage due to pollution, maintaining a constant vigil for future environmental h ... [ More Info ]

UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association

Western Nova Scotia
The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO designated and internationally recognized unique region of natural and cultural heritage, spanning the 5 counties of Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth, Shelb ... [ More Info ]

Woodland Multiuse Trail Association

Shelburne County
The Woodland Multi-use Trail Association is a group of volunteers in partnership with the Shelburne County All Terrain Vehicle Association committed to the creation and management of a multi-use share ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth Area Community Fund

Yarmouth (town)
The Yarmouth Area Community Fund is a permanent endowment fund from which the income is used to support local charities, initiatives, and projects. The purpose of the Yarmouth Area Community Fund is t ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth Area Minor Baseball Association

Yarmouth (town)
Yarmouth & Area Minor Baseball Association is a volunteer organization promoting baseball in the Yarmouth Area. We provide programs including the Rally Cap Program, all the way to Midget Baseball. Ya ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth Community Chorale

Yarmouth (town)
The Yarmouth Community Chorale is an SATB adult choir based in Yarmouth. We sing a wide range of music, from Classical Literature, Folk Music, Jazz and EVERY style in between. We are currently looking ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth County Community Health Board

Yarmouth (town)
The YCCHB Vision: “To promote community wellness through a cooperative, interactive, supportive and safe environment.” While continuing to provide quality health care, the emphasis in Nova Scotia has ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth County SPCA

Yarmouth (town)
The Nova Scotia SPCA provides the following services: Provide shelter and care for animals Educates the public on animal care Promote the prevention of cruelty Volunteers are always welcome. Stop in a ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth Farmers' Community Market

Yarmouth (town)
The Yarmouth Farmers’ Community Market is located at 15 Hawthorn Street (near the corner of Forest Street and Hawthorn Street, over from the Colony Restaurant) in the historic district of downtown Ya ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth Fire Department

Yarmouth (town)
We are always looking for new members, if you are interested in volunteering please contact us today!

Yarmouth Lions Club

Yarmouth (town)
Our 45,000 clubs and 1.35 million members worldwide make us the world's largest service organization. Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better. That's becau ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth Music Society

Yarmouth (town)
The Yarmouth Music Society is a registered non-profit society formed in 1998 with a goal of securing a concert-quality grand piano for the community. A 7-foot Yamaha concert grand piano was purchased ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth Trail Development Association

Yarmouth (town)
We are responsible for the annual care and maintenance of the Yarmouth County Rail Trail . We are always looking for new volunteers if you're interested please contact us! ... [ More Info ]

Yarmouth Wesleyan Church

Yarmouth (town)
Our name is in honor of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, whose emphasis on a life of faith, self-discipline, and perfect love is our example. There are currently about 3,600 Wesleyan churches i ... [ More Info ]

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