Volunteer Opportunities

Joining NOSP Board of Directors, provides community stakeholders an opportunity to make a difference in district mental health and addiction services within your community.

As a board member of the district’s mental health and addiction service provider, you will have an opportunity to govern the organization and shape it’s future.

Some key points for consideration:

  • A board member is a volunteer position;
  • Board member terms are three years, with opportunity for two term renewals;
  • The NOSP board meets once monthly, from September to June, with an additional Annual General Meeting (AGM);
  • Board meetings average two hours per meeting and require between one to two hours of prep time per meeting, for an average time commitment of four hours per month;
  • Board meetings occur both virtually and in-person (mileage reimbursement for in-person meetings);
  • Board members must be at least 18 years of age; and
  • Board members must reside within the rural district of of Thunder Bay.

In order to fill existing vacancies,  while ensuring representation from across the District, we recruit for specific seats.  We do, however, encourage anyone from across the district to apply, particularly those individuals who are past service recipients of NOSP’s program and services and/or individuals who are French-speaking, identity as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) or are from the 2SLGBTQ community.

For more information, send your interest to info@nosp.on.ca.


Do you have two hours a month to spare? Make a difference in your community today!

EASE is a volunteer-driven program for adults with physical disabilities, seniors 55+ and their caregivers.

Based on the EASE volunteer interests, volunteer activities may include:

  • Home visiting
  • Check-ins by phone
  • Community outings
  • Support with small tasks
  • Local transportation (NOSP provides mileage reimbursement)

We support student community hours!

Give us a call today to learn more about EASE: 1-877–895-6677 ext.302 or easecoordinator@nosp.on.ca


North of Superior Counselling Programs supports student placement opportunities across a range of disciplines and professions. We work closely with Lakehead University, Confederation College, Laurentian University, and Yorkville University to provide high quality student placements, practicum, and internships.

We currently accept student placements in the following areas from one of the six colleges governed by the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA):

  • Social Work (Bachelors & Masters)
  • Social Service Worker Diploma
  • Master’s degree central to the practice of psychotherapy
  • Baccalaureate Nursing Programs or equivalent
  • Bachelor of Science degree or Master of Science in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in psychology or equivalent
  • Medical degree from an accredited Canadian or US medical school or from an acceptable international medical school

Preference will be provided for onsite practicum placements across our district catchment area offices. Virtual placement requests located in Ontario will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Contact your educational institution’s placement coordinator or faculty advisor to start the placement application process or for more information please email info@nosp.on.ca.