Signature Event

Signature Event means "All volunteers on deck. We need 50 volunteers for this event. Lead positions in volunteer management, registration, accounting, and survivor services are available, and the opportunity to get 10+ hours in one event if interested."

Light the Night for Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation of Canada: Sunday October 21st



  • Money raised by Light the Night is invested in critical cancer research, patient services and other activities to help enhance, prolong and save lives of people with blood cancer.

  • Light The Night Walk is an inspirational celebration of life! Be a part of it and help us fight blood cancers.

  • Make a difference in the lives of blood cancer patients.

Event Name Date and Time Location Duties Logo
Halifax RibFest for Rotary Club of Halifax Sunday July 2nd

2 shifts
11am-5pm and 5pm-11pm
Or
3-hour partial shifts available
Halifax Waterfront Clear away tray, compost and recycle  
Habitat for HumanityCommunity Build Saturdays*
July 8th-late November
< br />*the build happens Tuesday-Saturday weekly until the build is completed. OPVA will choose every second Saturday unless demand is to increase times/dates
Spryfield; exact location has not yet been communicated Assist with the construction of a housing project.  
Dartmouth Natal Day Road Race Monday August 7, 2017 Hawthorne Street Dartmouth Water Station  
Nine at Night Golf Tournament for Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation Friday August 11, 2017 Indian Lake Golf Club Registration, silent auction, draw prizes  
CatFest for the Fundy Fanciers Canadian Cat Association Club August 5-6, 2017* To be confirmed Museum of Natural History downtown Halifax Stewards (sanitizing cat stations for judges)  
Little Black Dress Gala for Bosom Buddies NS September 27, 2017 Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Set up, Welcome, Silent Auction, Clean up  
Maritime RaceWeekend (various local organizations) September 16, 2017 Cow Bay, Eastern Passage Cold Sponge Station/Kleenex Station  
Valley Harvest Marathon (various local organizations) October 8, 2017 Acadia University,Wolfville Finish line support, food services  
5th Annual Canada Games Centre Food Run for Feed Nova Scotia Saturday October 14*, 2017 to be confirmed Canada Games Centre Lacewood Drive Halifax Race Kit Pickup, course marshals and water station  
Halloween Cat Show for Fundy Fanciers Canadian Cat Association Club Saturday and Sunday October 28-29, 2017 Halifax Forum downtown Halifax Stewards (sanitizing cat stations for judges)  
Movember Fun Run for Movember Foundation Saturday November 18, 2017 Point Pleasant Park Course Marshals, water station  
Holiday Parade of Lights for Parker Street Food Bank Saturday November 18, 2017 Halifax and Dartmouth Ferry Terminal Collecting $$ and food  
Holiday meal for the Homeless at Souls Harbour Rescue Mission Saturday October 7, 2017
Sunday December 31, 2017
Cunard Street Halifax Serving formal dinner  
Partner Organization Date and Time Location Duties Logo
Adsum House for Women and Children Every Saturday from 2-5pm Women’s Only Volunteer Event 2421 Brunswick Street, Downtown Halifax Cooking and Baking for the Residents and Guests  
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission for Women and Children Every Saturday
from 11:30am-1:30pm
All OPVA volunteers
Cunard Street, Halifax Serving lunch to those looking for a free hot meal  
Partner Organization Date and Time Location Duties Logo
Athletics Nova Scotia SMU Open: February 11 @8am   Outdoor Meet: May 6@ 8am Canada Games Centre Beazley Field Dartmouth Setting up high jump, long jump, hurdles, timing, results Equipment Support and results  
Sunday Suppers Every Sunday from 3-6pm St. Andrews Church Hall, Robie at Spring Garden Road Setup and Serving Supper to Participants  
Event Name Date and Time Location Duties Logo
Be Inspired Gala for Special Olympics Nova Scotia Wednesday February 1, 2017 Cunard Centre Registration, silent auction supervision, customer service
Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia Saturday March 4, 2017 Grand Parade Halifax Registration, Participant Support, Food service  
Parker Street Food Bank at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday March 12, 2017 Pier 20 downtown to the Historic Properties Walk in the parade holding banner and collection $$ donations  
Wal-Mart Food Drive for Parker Street Food Bank Saturday and Sunday April 1 & 2nd
10am-3pm
Bedford Crossing Wal-Mart(Bus route 88) Standing at the doors and cash registers to request $$ or food donations from shoppers  
Walk so Kids Can Talk 5K for Kids Help Phone Sunday May 7, 2017 Halifax Oval Registration, Set up, Food Tent  
Blue Nose Marathon Weekend (for multiple charities) Friday May 19 to Sunday May 21 Scotiabank Centre downtown Halifax Registration, Race Kit Pickup, Youth Run and Marathon Marshals  
Aileen Meagher International Track Meet (Athletics Nova Scotia) Saturday June 10, 2017 Saint Mary’s University Athlete services, registration, results  
Light the Night 5K Walk Saturday October 21, 2017 Garrison Grounds downtown Halifax Event Leaders, registration, food tent, survivor tent, etc.

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