Investing in Women by Becoming a Volunteer

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress. Becoming a volunteer with the Society is making an investment in women’s public history.

The Nova Scotia Women’s History Society has two needs:

Volunteers are wanted for a public event in Truro.

This event marks the unveiling of portrait panels of the five Black women educators, featured on the home page. The panels will stand at the corner of Robie and Ford Streets in the historic Black community known as “the Marsh.” This is a one-time volunteer opportunity for general assistance for this public event. A date in late May or early June will be announced soon. 

The Society is searching for three new board members to fill vacancies.

It’s looking for a treasurer, (a background in bookkeeping or accounting would be an asset but not necessary), a vice chair and a member at large. We meet once every two months over Zoom. This is an exciting time to become a board member because the Society is transitioning our focus to supporting external projects. We are creating a mechanism to provide funding support to qualifying public history projects that share the untold history of a deserving woman or group of women.

If investing in women’s history is one of your great passions, send us an email answering the following questions about how you’d like to volunteer.

In your email, please include:


  • Your full name
  • Your email address
  • Your location/general area
  • Whether you are interested in:
      • A one-time opportunity for the Truro event, and/or
      • A Board position
  • If you are applying for the Board, please let us know which position you’d like to be considered for:
      • Treasurer
      • Vice Chair
      • Member at Large
  • Please also tell is a bit about yourself and why you are interested in womens’ history.

Email your application to and we’ll get back to you shortly.