Volunteer with Us
Volunteering at the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is an opportunity to learn about other cultures, share your own culture and meet new people.
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+)
• 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.
How to Get Involved
If you are interested in volunteering with our Centre and are at least 18 years old, please start your journey by clicking Apply to Be a Volunteer.
PLEASE NOTE: At the moment, our Volunteer Coordinator is not accepting new general volunteer applications.
We hope that you will check back here soon and thank you for your understanding, patience and continued support.
If you are interested in completing a student placement at our Centre, please tell us more about you and your placement requirements by Applying to Be a Co-op Student.
If you are specifically interested in becoming a volunteer mentor, please share some more about your professional experiences with us by Applying to be a Career Mentor.
If you are under 18 years old and need to complete your community service hours, please email our Volunteer Coordinator directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a newcomer or Canadian artist and want to volunteer your skills at an "Art Hub" session, please also reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator directly at email@example.com
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.
Contact a Team Member
If you have any questions about volunteering at our Centre, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
Choosing a new home, moving there, and finding a job can be challenging for newcomers to Canada. In Niagara Canada there is plenty of support to help you make this experience as easy as possible. There is help when you are planning to arrive and when you are ready to make your home here.
The Value of Volunteering Wheel illustrates the many benefits of volunteering to building confidence, competence, connections, and community. It also serves as a portal to research that examines the social and economic value to organizations, neighbourhoods, businesses, society-at-large and to volunteers themselves.
We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.
We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.