Our volunteers make a difference!
During National Volunteer Week we send a special thank you to our invaluable volunteers who tirelessly give their time, energy, and expertise to help fulfill our vision and mandate as the premier art destination of Nova Scotia.
Nearly 200 volunteers serve at our Halifax and Yarmouth branches. Visitors to the Gallery regularly encounter the individuals who provide essential public-facing services year-round, such as those leading our daily public tours and school tours, assisting in our educational studios, supporting our special events, and serving in front-of-house roles through the Gallery Shop and at Teichert Gallery. Many more support the Gallery’s work behind the scenes through their roles on our Board of Governors, committees, and in our administrative offices. Their invaluable contributions may go unseen by the public, but their impact is far-reaching and vital to the Gallery’s success.
On behalf of everyone at the Gallery, our gratitude is extended to all of our volunteers for their dedication and commitment. Their contributions make all the difference!
CEO & Director
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: DIANE SWANZEY
Last week, Diane Swanzey, one of the Gallery’s longtime volunteers, received not one but two awards honouring her commitment and dedication to giving back to her communities through her volunteer work.
The Provincial Volunteer Award ceremony was held on April 9th and presided over by Premier Stephen McNeil. The 2018 Halifax Volunteer Awards honoured municipal recipients in a ceremony on April 12th with awards given by Mayor Mike Savage.
For nearly 40 years, Diane has served as a volunteer and mentor with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Docent program – the longest in the Gallery’s history. Through her exceptional work in this program, she has enlightened and enriched the lives of countless youth during her interactive and inspiring tours. Heartfelt congratulations to Diane for this prestigious recognition of her contributions. Read more
OPPORTUNITY – BECOME A GUIDE
VOLUNTEER GUIDE TRAINING
We’re currently seeking dedicated, enthusiastic, life-long learners to join our Volunteer Guide program and help us deliver our daily public tours.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2017 APPRECIATION EVENT AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE
On December 4, 2017, the Gallery honoured Volunteers and Life Members at a special reception hosted by the Honourable Arthur J. Leblanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, and Patsy Leblanc at Government House.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Malcolm Fraser, Chair
Erik Sande, Vice Chair
Patricia Gonzalez Rivero
Karen Ann Kelly
Nina van Niekerk
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