Volunteer Opportunity

The Nova Scotia Department of Justice (Court Services) is currently seeking volunteer facilitators for the Virtual Parenting Information Program (PIP) offered through the NS Supreme Court (Family Division).

PIP assists parties involved in a court proceeding where parenting issues are being addressed. These parties can include parents, grandparents and guardians.

PIP facilitators do not provide counselling, therapy or legal advice. The goals of the Program are to provide information that focuses on the main issues associated with parental separation and parenting apart.

Each party to a proceeding is required to participate in one three-hour program (through MS Teams or in person). The sessions are usually held on a weekday evening from 5:30-8:30pm and are designed to follow a program mandate using a facilitator script and videos. Children do not participate in the Parenting Information Program.

The sessions are presented by two facilitators – one a lawyer or court worker and a helping professional (social worker, teacher, etc.). Lawyer facilitators must be in good standing with the Bar, and helping professionals must be in good standing with their respective governing bodies.

We are currently seeking individuals who have one of the backgrounds listed above to volunteer as Virtual PIP facilitators. The volunteer commitment is minimal, however, the gratification you will attain as a volunteer is immeasurable.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Virtual PIP Facilitator or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Pam Johnstone, Coordinator, Policy & Compliance, Nova Scotia Department of Justice (Court Services Division) at [email protected] or 782-640-0874.