Our Mission

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Dartmouth General Hospital Auxiliary (DGH Auxiliary), is a not for profit volunteer support service organization whose membership is dedicated to enhancing patient care at the Dartmouth General Hospital. The DGH Auxiliary provides resources and financial support to the Dartmouth General Hospital, to help fund essential hospital equipment and programs. The Dartmouth General Hospital Auxiliary has approximately 120 members, and has historically provided approximately 15,000 hours of volunteer service each year to the Dartmouth General Hospital. The Auxiliary also liaisons with other Auxiliaries across Nova Scotia through the Nova Scotia Association of Health Auxiliaries (NSAHA) to provide better care for all Nova Scotians.

Volunteers in Action

Dartmouth General Hospital Auxiliary members are dedicated individuals who care about our hospital and our community. They contribute their personal time and talents in a variety of ways, and have been raising and contributing funds for the benefit of the Dartmouth General Hospital’s patients and families since 1973. To date, the Auxiliary, through various fundraising events organized by its members, has contributed more than $2 million dollars to the Dartmouth General Hospital. This is their way of enriching their lives by volunteering their time to serve others in the community. Our Volunteers volunteer in a variety of quality programs and receive excellent training.

Why Volunteer?

DGH Auxiliary volunteers achieve personal growth by:

  • Helping others
  • Connecting with people
  • Learning transferable skills
  • Feeling a sense of accomplishment
  • Enjoying social gatherings

DGH Auxiliary Volunteers are provided with:

  • Orientation and Training
  • Staff Support
  • References
  • An opportunity to give feedback
  • Parking

The DGH Auxiliary Executive

  • Chris Purcell , President
  • Sandra Lambie, Past President
  • Elizabeth Newstead, Recording/Correspondence Secretary
  • Barbara McCunn, Treasurer
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Apply for the Dartmouth General Hospital Auxiliary Student Bursary today!

Click here to download the guidelines and application form!

Please return completed application form together with necessary documentation (including your acceptance letter) to Bursary Committee – Dartmouth General Hospital Auxiliary, no later than May 15 by e-mail to:

Congratulations to our 2023 winner
Naomi Haig
from Woodlawn High !



Click here to download our registration form and join us in supporting the Dartmouth General as an Auxiliary volunteer.