Volunteer Stories

The first thing Jim Swetland did when he retired in 2017 was buy a house and move from Montreal, Que. to Amherst, N.S. The second thing he did was contact Volunteer Services at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC). "We might not all be able to make monetary donations, but it means as much, and we can get so much satisfaction by donating our time as a volunteer," he says.
NSHA volunteer Jim Swetland serves as information desk host at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (Contributed).
Every month, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) will be featuring one of our more than 7,000 caring, compassionate volunteers who take time out of their own busy lives to help with NSHA's goals of health, healing and learning. Across the province, each and every day, dedicated volunteers enrich the experiences of patients, residents, clients and families in meaningful ways .
Daniel MacDougall volunteers with the emergency department hospitality program at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish (Contributed).
When Charlie MacIntyre began volunteering as a greeter at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital 12 years ago, he knew he’d meet many people, but little did he know his wife would be one of them.