Volunteering at the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre (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.

If you are interested in volunteering with our Centre and are at least 18 years old, please start your journey by clicking the following link to complete your application:

**Please note: As the well-being and needs of our ongoing volunteers (many who continue to provide exceptional “virtual” support to our newcomer community) is our priority, our Volunteer Coordinator is not currently accepting new online volunteer applications. We hope that you will check back here soon and thank you for your understanding, patience and continued support.

If you are under 18 years old and need to complete your community service hours or are interested in completing a student placement at our Centre, please do not complete the above online application and email our Volunteer Coordinator directly at volunteer@folk-arts.ca.

We have opportunities for newcomers and Canadians who are interested in volunteering with our Centre in the following areas:

  • Customer Service
  • Newcomer Children
  • Special Events
  • English Language Practice
  • Newcomer Seniors (50+)
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Fundraising
  • Newcomer Youth (Ages 13-24)
  • Workshop Facilitation/Speaking
  • Leisure/Group Activities
  • Professional Mentorship

We also offer learning opportunities for co-op placement and service-learning students as well as community interns who are looking for personal and/or professional experience in the settlement field.

Our Community Connections staff can also help newcomers who are interested in volunteering in the larger community find opportunities to get involved in Niagara.

We have no eligibility requirements if you are interested in volunteering with our Centre.

If you are a newcomer and would like help finding a suitable volunteer placement in the community, we welcome Permanent Residents (PR), Landed Immigrants, Intent-to-Land, approved PR applicants, Convention Refugees and Live-in Caregivers to access this service.

We have volunteer opportunities at our main office in St. Catharines (85 Church St.) as well as our satellite offices in Niagara Falls (St. Ann Adult & Continuing Education Centre) and Welland (Father Fogarty Adult Learning Centre).

If you have any questions about volunteering at the NFAMC, please email or phone our Volunteer Coordinator, Jillien Hone, at volunteer@folk-arts.ca or (289) 407-1358.

If you are a newcomer who is interested in volunteering in the Niagara community, please email communityconnections@folk-arts.ca or phone our Welcome Centre at (905) 685-6589 to make an appointment with a Community Connections staff member.