Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved in the Town of New Glasgow. New Glasgow has something for everyone, from events to volunteering to various business organizations.

Check out Events and Festivals for more information on upcoming events and how to get involved.

Check out Business Support Organizations for more information on getting involved in New Glasgow’s nimble and vibrant business community.

Below is a list of just some of the hard-working and impactful organizations to get involved with in New Glasgow.

Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red CrossThe Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need- supporting them in strengthening their resilience. Discover the extensive network of programs and services in Northern Nova Scotia and explore local volunteer opportunities.

United Way Pictou County

United WaySince 1960, United Way of Pictou County has been a trusted community partner. Their role in the community continues to expand as we act as a catalyst for change, a facilitator for solutions, and a fundraiser for local programs.

Pictou County Food Bank East

Pictou County Food BankThe Pictou County Food Bank East is located at 410 Granville Street in New Glasgow, NS serving hundreds of families from Mount Thom to Barney’s River as well as the towns of Trenton, New Glasgow, Stellarton and Westville each month.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou CountyBig Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County matches young people facing adversity with trained adult mentors in 1-1 or group mentoring programs, allowing them to develop into healthy young people better able to deal with and overcome life’s adversities.

The John Howard Association of Nova Scotia

The John Howard Society of Nova ScotiaThe John Howard Association of Nova Scotia works with people who have come into conflict with the law. They also review, evaluate, and advocate for change in the criminal justice process. Furthermore, they engage in public education on matters relating to criminal law and its application and promote crime prevention through community activities.

Tearmann Society for Abused Women

Tearmann Society for Abused WomenTearmann Society for Abused Women is recognized as a leader and change agent, advocating for strengthened community support systems, for creating sustainable partnerships to eliminate violence against women and children, and providing services that transition women towards safety, independence and greater self-worth.

Pictou County Safe Harbour

Pictou County Safe HarbourPictou County Safe Harbour is a volunteer-driven, non-profit refugee sponsorship society that supports newcomers by providing them with a warm welcome and connecting them to the resources they need to achieve social and economic empowerment.

Pictou County Roots For Youth

Pictou County Roots for YouthPictou County Roots for Youth is a not-for-profit organization that helps youth aged 16-24 to end their homelessness. They have a 4-bed youth homeless shelter located in New Glasgow.

New Glasgow Farmers Market

New Glasgow Farmers MarketThe New Glasgow Farmers Market is located along the beautiful riverfront in the heart of downtown New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. They are a non-profit cooperative serving Pictou County, Nova Scotia. We provide home-grown local produce and meats, baked goods, food to eat on-site & take away, and a wide variety of high-quality local art & crafts.