Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed for the 50th Anniversary Subcommittee

2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre and Festival. We are celebrating all year long with a variety of events, activities, workshops and showcases.

Please apply using the form below and you will be contacted for an interview!

More Volunteer Opportunities:

The Multicultural Youth Action Council

We are recruiting for The Multicultural Youth Action Council!

You can help us Change The World!

  • Apply for a leadership role in planning events and fundraisers that will encourage youth volunteerism and community engagement in Niagara!
  • Application deadline February 28th
  • Interviews will be held in March
  • We have monthly meetings, the first of which will take place in March or April
  • Our first event is in early May

Positions we are recruiting for:

President

Description:
Lead monthly meetings and work closely with administrators to ensure the planning for events and fundraisers are progressing as planned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ages 18- 30 years
  • Previous experience in a peer or youth leadership role
  • Organized and dedicated

Secretary

Description:
Attend all monthly meetings and keeps detailed records, assist with some light administration duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ages 13 – 24 years
  • Great English writing and record keeping skills
  • Organized
  • Previous experience or a very keen interest in administrative work

Communications Chair

Description:
Attend all monthly meetings and produce a marketing and advertisement plan for each event and fundraising activity.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ages 13 – 24 years
  • Above average video editing and graphic design skills
  • Previous experience or a very keen interest in marketing and promotions
  • Print media and social media savvy

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Chair

Description:
Attend all monthly meetings and recruit volunteers for events and fundraisers. Hold volunteer appreciation activities. Oversee volunteers during events.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ages 13 – 24 years
  • Personable and Friendly
  • Dedicated and Organized
  • Able to give clear directions and mentor a team of 10 or more volunteers
  • Previous experience or a very keen interest in Humans Resource Management

Treasurer and Finance Chair

Description:
Attend all monthly meetings and keeps detailed budget records for the Council’s events.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ages 13 – 24 years
  • Great financial and record keeping skills
  • Organized and trustworthy with an above average knowledge of Excel Spreadsheets
  • Previous experience or a very keen interest in book keeping or accounting

Children’s Chair

Description:
Attend all monthly meetings and contribute to the planning of summer camps and our Halloween party.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ages 13 – 24 years
  • Previous experience creating programming for or working for a summer camp or after-school program
  • Previous experience or a very keen interest in event planning for families with young children
  • Up to date Police Clearance certificate
  • Encourages participation and delivers programming with enthusiasm
Become a Phone Crisis Counsellor Volunteer

Become a Volunteer Phone Crisis Counsellor for The Niagara Sexual Assault Centre

Purpose:

The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre will provide the Niagara Sexual Assault Centre with fully trained culturally and linguistically diverse Crisis Line Counsellors.

Newcomer clients of NFAMC will find a valuable volunteering experience.

Qualifications:

  • Only women are permitted to be crisis line counsellors at CARSA
  • Men can volunteer in other roles
  • Fluency in a second language (Spanish) is an asset but is not required
  • Background in couselling or related life experience
  • An interest in assisting people to overcome trauma
  • Willingness to attend all required training sessions

Benefits:

  • Work from home or wherever you are, using your own phone
  • Work when you want and take as many shifts as you are able to
  • Your identity is kept confidential as you help victims of sexual assault

All of your training will take place in a welcoming and comforting space at the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre, 85 Church Street, St. Catharines.

Please contact Rhiannon for more information at 905-685-6589 Ext. 246.

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

BECOME A CAREER MENTOR

Ongoing position openings for Career Mentors in the following fields:

  • IT Mentor
  • Mechanical Engineer Mentor
  • Cleaning Company Owner
  • Chemical Industry, Pharmaceuticals or Materials/Liquid
  • Florist Mentor
  • Architect Mentor
  • Physiotherapist

Current Openings

  • 50th Anniversary Subcommittee Members in a variety of areas
  • Cultural Ambassadors – Women Sharing Cultural Wisdom
  • One-to-one Tutors in ESL
  • Daycare Lunch Monitor
  • Intake Desk Worker – 3 half days a week (Open to Co-op Students)

Locations and Hours:

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

Niagara Falls:
5853 Peer Street
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Welland:
269 Thorold Road
Tuesday to Thursday: Hours Vary

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.

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  • 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.
 

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