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Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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 volunteer@folk-arts.ca

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 volunteer@folk-arts.ca

About our Volunteer Program

Eligibility Requirements

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.

Resources

Welcome to Niagara

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.

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Building Blocks for Newcomers: A Guide on Volunteering

By volunteering, you can give your time and skills to the causes and issues that matter to you. Volunteering is a way to get connected to the people and places where you live and can really help you get settled into your new life.

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A Newcomers Guide to Volunteering in Niagara

A Newcomer’s (Quick) Guide to Volunteering in Niagara.

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The Value of Volunteering Wheel

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.

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5-Step Volunteer Application Process

How to get started volunteering with the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.

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Our Mission

We celebrate and promote cultural, social and economic inclusion and well-being of all immigrants and newcomers.

Our Vision

We are a gateway to equitable, respectful and welcoming communities for immigrants and newcomers in Niagara.

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