Call for Volunteers for Titanic Commemorative Events

first_imgPeople interested in volunteering for Titanic commemorative events in Halifax Regional Municipality in April are encouraged to sign up online. “Nova Scotia has a strong tradition of volunteers coming forward to support key events in our communities,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “Once again, volunteers will play a large role in helping host commemorative events for Nova Scotians and international visitors.” A new online tool developed by Events Nova Scotia allows people to sign up for events, create a user profile and indicate personal skill sets and available dates and times for volunteering. “The Nova Scotia Volunteer Tool allows us to capitalize on our strong event-driven volunteer community by matching volunteers with events happening throughout the province,” said Grant MacDonald, director, Events Nova Scotia. “Experienced and enthusiastic volunteers are critical to the success of any major event and this tool gives events such as Titanic 100 a unique solution to attract the talent they need.” A limited number of volunteer positions are available to help greet visitors, provide event information and offer operations support. Titanic anniversary events April 14 and 15 include The Gathering, a walking, candle-lit procession from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to the Grand Parade; Titanic Eve – Night of the Bells, an evening of interpretive presentations and live performances at the Grand Parade; and the Titanic Spiritual Ceremony, an interfaith memorial service at Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Other events will take place the week before the anniversary. “Titanic 100 is delighted to partner with Events Nova Scotia to provide volunteers with an accessible way to sign up for events,” said Jennifer Stewart, volunteer co-ordinator, Titanic 100. “We look forward to welcoming new and veteran volunteers as we continue to prepare for events in April.” People interested in volunteering for morning, afternoon or evening shifts from April 7 to 15 can apply online at the Events Nova Scotia website at .last_img read more