Volunteers

Volunteers are an essential part of all Skills Canada Nova Scotia programs. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from, that suit a variety of interests. Each year we are grateful to our volunteers who give their time for SCNS. Some of the roles that volunteers fill are:

Provincial Technical Committee

Each contest area in the Nova Scotia Skills Competition is developed and managed by a Provincial Technical Committee (PTC). This PTC is made up of volunteers who ensure that national standards and industry expectations are met. Some of the tasks that a PTC organizes are:

  • A contest area and contest descriptions to identifies the skills that will be tested
  • The equipment and materials that will be required
  • The number of competitors who will participate
  • The system of evaluation, as well as recruiting judging panels, and reporting to SCNS

General Competition Volunteer

Our alumni are our greatest ambassadors and there are many ways to stay involved! Here are just a few:

  • Volunteer at the Nova Scotia Skills Competition
  • Essential Skills and SCNS booth
  • Event Guide
  • Registration Desk and Greeter
  • Attend career fairs, networking events and industry functions as an ambassador of SCNS;
  • Attend other SCNS events to speak with youth and share your experiences

Alumni Volunteer

Our alumni are our greatest ambassadors and there are many ways to stay involved! Here are just a few:

  • Volunteer at the Nova Scotia Skills Competition
  • Essential Skills and SCNS booth – Event Guide
  • Registration Desk and Greeter
  • Attend career fairs, networking events and industry functions as an ambassador of SCNS;
  • Attend other SCNS events to speak with youth and share your experiences

Become a Volunteer


Skills Canada Nova Scotia could not operate without the help and dedication of our volunteers, we are so grateful for any and all contribution. If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you are ready to become a volunteer, please fill out our registration form.

Volunteer of the Year

Every year Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is fortunate to work with a team of dedicated, hard-working, and generous volunteers. From coaches to competition organizers, board members to tour guides, our volunteers continue to support our programming with their time and expertise. The Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded annually to an individual who went above and beyond their call of duty and truly helped our organization fulfil our mission.