Why Volunteer?

Volunteering at the NFAMC is an opportunity to learn about other cultures, share your own culture and meet new people. There are several opportunities to volunteer with our Centre and we hope that you choose us on your journey to becoming a volunteer.

Opportunities at our Centre:

Please note that at times there may be a waiting list for positions.

Intake Desk Worker

General Office Support

English Conversation Circle Facilitator

ESL Language Match

Computer Lab Assistant

Day Care Assistant

Children’s Program Assistant

Resettlement Mentor

Professional Mentor
(One-on-one match)

Workshop Facilitator

Leisure/Activity Volunteer

Events & Fundraising Assistant/Community Ambassador

Maintenance Worker

LINC/ESL – TA

Fundraising and Events Worker

Board Member

Current Openings

Youth Council Chairs:

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

Assist in finding new ways to recruit young volunteers who will assist in events and activities. Help plan and organize these events with a group of peers. Oversee volunteers on event days.

Social Media and Marketing Chair

Using online and print materials, promote actives and events put on by the Youth Council. Must be familiar with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, creating ads, moderately skilled at editing video and other promotional materials. Assist to plan and organize events.

Welland Community Garden Program Assistant

  • Assisting to facilitate casual conversation, while gardening and socializing
  • Some gardening knowledge is preferred but not necessary. Help Canadian newcomers to make friends and grow their own food!

History Memorabilia Project Assistants

Fact checkers, researchers, photo sorters, museum runners, creative display designers. Help us discover our past!

One to One Language Matches

  • Meet weekly for an hour or two with a newcomer who is learning English and assist them in improving their language skills
  • Language training or teaching experience is preferred but not necessary
  • Native English speakers preferred

Niagara Falls Activities Leader

We are looking for you! Arts and crafts, beading, drawing, painting, board games, yoga, dance, just about anything goes. Facilitate casual conversation while helping newcomers to practice the English they may already know. Watch as friendships and networks start forming around you!

Physics Tutor

Assisting secondary school aged youth in their continued studies.

Welland English Conversation Leader

1 evening a week, leading a small class in grammar and English language skills.

LOCATIONS

St. Catharines:

85 Church Street, St. Catharines
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Niagara Falls:

Coordinator: Claudia
[email protected]
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
905-685-6589 ext. 241
Tuesdays & Thursdays
289-407-1793
5895 North Street, Niagara Falls
St. Anns Adult Learning Centre
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Welland:

Coordinator: Amber
[email protected]
289-241-6289
269 Thorold Road, Welland
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
General Business Hours – Please call ahead

Please note that for some programs the timing of your volunteer placement may be in the evening, but we place our volunteers based on their availability.

Application/Intake Process

Call 905-685-6589 Ext. 246 or complete the form below.

Please complete fields below.

  • I understand that the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre (NFAMC) will be collecting, using and disclosing my personal information for the purpose of establishing and managing a volunteer relationship.
    I consent to the NFAMC doing so, and I also consent to the collection and use of my personal information in order to ensure the safety of our clientele, for statistical purposes, and to inform me about NFAMC programs or services. I consent to the above:
  • Volunteer Opportunities at the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre

  • Age specifications, specific qualifications and skills levels, certifications, language skills or experience may be required for the positions listed below. You will be considered for current job openings. If you qualify for a position which is currently filled, we will keep your application on file and contact you should an opening become available. We are open to receiving new ideas and projects that meet our mandate of services.
  • For Information Session:
    Parking is around the back, off Raymond Street. Please stay to the yellow lines to avoid a ticket. The entrance door is around the back of the building. Usual meeting space: Room #2, Community Connections.
 

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