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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

PRICELESS Volunteer Opportunities

Were you the successful high bidder at PRICELESS Niagara 2016? Are you looking for some volunteer opportunities? The following organizations are looking for volunteers!

gennext (United Way of St. Catharines & District)

Contact: Mandy Cavasin
Address: 63 Church Street, LC1 St. Catharines | 905-688-5050 |
Volunteer hours: events are in the evening
Volunteers needed: 15
Areas of need: Communication & Marketing, Events, Planning
gennext’s goal is to increase engagement and understanding of the United Way of St. Catharines & District. Volunteers can join our cabinet or attend gennext events at the United Way After School Program

Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation

Contact: Mary Jane Johnson
Address: 541 Glenridge Ave. St. Catharines | 905-685-1381 ext. 84214 |
Volunteer hours: Volunteers needed M–F 8:30am–4:30pm; at events as needed
Volunteers needed: 2
Areas of need: Social Media, General Office Tasks, Data, Website, Communication & Marketing, Events, Planning
The Foundation raises and manages funds to support patient care at Hotel Dieu Shaver. Volunteers can assist with filing, setup and teardown of events, social media management, marketing/communication, design work, website updates


Contact: Tammy Dumas
Address: 235 Martindale Rd. Unit 10 St. Catharines | 905-682-1900 |
Volunteer hours: 9am–5pm
Volunteers needed: 9
Areas of need: Social Media, General Office Tasks, Data, Website, Ongoing support
Community information centre. 211 phone service provider for Central South Ontario. Volunteers can serve as board members providing governance, oversight

JCI St. Catharines

Contact:  Crispin Bottomley
Address: 125 Carlton St. Box 23001 St. Catharines | 905-933-0905 |
Volunteer hours: varies by event
Volunteers needed: 18
Areas of need: Social Media, Website,  Events, Planning, Membership
Description: JCI St. Catharines is a group which provides development opportunities for young people to create positive change in community. Volunteers can help with the JCI Easter Egg Hunt, Mayor’s Grape Stomp, Wishlist for Community Care, Playing Santa Victory Cup, JAYCEE Week, events in the community which raise funds, awareness, sustainability, civic engagement

Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara

Contact:  Susanne McCarroll
Address: 8 Forster Street St. Catharines | 905-937-5435 x7034 |
Volunteer hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm with some evenings and some weekends
Volunteers needed: 40
Areas of need: See website
Description: Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a safe place for children and youth who have been physically abused, sexually abused, become the targets of internet exploitation, or who have witnessed violence. A registered charity serving all 12 municipalities in Niagara, helping children, youth and familites cope with the life altering impact of child abuse. Our partners are Niagara Regional Police Service, Family & Children’s Services Niagara, Family Counselling Centre Niagara and our Family Advocate. Volunteers can help with casual office assistance, events, grant writing & fundraising, community ambassadors, maintenance and Board of Directors; all position descriptions are available on the website

Niagara Children’s Centre

Contact: Kate Murrell
Address: 567 Glenridge Ave. St. Catharines | 905-688-3550 |
Volunteer hours: 8am-9pm
Volunteers needed: 35
Areas of need: Social Media, Communication & Marketing, Events
Description: Provider of rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays. The Niagara Children’s Centre is looking for volunteers to assist with their Superhero Run as well as with a variety of therapy programs including gym, aquatics, & preschool programs and additional programs run by occupational and physiotherapists, speech language pathologists and recreational therapists

Niagara Life Centre

Contact: Jessica Parker
Address: 237 Lakeshore Road St. Catharines | 905-934-0021 |
Volunteer hours: M-F 9am-4:30pm (although some volunteering can be done from home or at a special event, e.g. Annual Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction)
Volunteers needed: 5 to 10
Areas of need: Social Media, Website, Communication & Marketing,  Events, Planning, Research
Description: Niagara Life Centre is a low fee counselling service providing hope,help and healing for individuals and families in the Niagara Region. We offer counselling for mariage and family, relationships, anxiety, anger, grief and loss, pregnancy support, post abortion support, mental illness, addiction, child counselling, self-esteem and spiritual needs (Christian counselling). As Christians our mandate is to help anyone regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, and financial background. We are motivated through Christ’s love of all people to ensure all individuals are treated equally and with respect to receive the counselling they deserve. Volunteers can help with website; bequests; social media; annual banquet and silent auction; 2 minute promo video; av for group counselling sessions

NICI – Niagara Immigrant Connections Initiative

Contact: Corinna Carson
Address: 36 Page Street, Unit 404 St. Catharines | 905-641-1981 |
Areas of need: Mentorship
Description: Connecting internationally trained individuals with local mentors to gain a better understanding of the local job market in their field or occupation.

St. Catharines Wing Fest

Contact: Emily Isaak,
Address: Lakeside Park, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines; August 13 & 14
Areas of need: Event set-up – August 13, 6am-11am, Servers (Smart Serve required) – August 13: 10:30am-4:30pm or 4:30pm–11:30pm or August 14, 4:30pm–7:30pm, Greening Crew – August 13: 10:30am-4:30pm or 4:30pm–11:30pm or August 14, 4:30pm–7:30pm, Event tear down – August 14, 5pm–10pm
Description: So you want to volunteer at Wing Fest. Awesome! All volunteers are required to attend one of the scheduled volunteer training and info session. Orientation sessions will be held in August, so stay tuned. Sign up at

YWCA Niagara Region

Contact: Nicki Inch
Address: 183 King St. St. Catharines | 905-988-3528 |
Volunteer hours: 9am-5pm – As needed
Volunteers needed: 150+
Areas of need: Social Media, General Office Tasks, Data, Communication & Marketing, Events, Planning
Description: YWCA Niagara Region is a women’s organization supporting women who are homeless & living in poverty. Volunteers can help with planning & executing special events, No Fixed Address, Niagara Leadership Summit for Women, Coldest Niagara of the Year, as well as ongoing front desk/reception duties, meal preparation and more

Young Carers Initiative – Powerhouse Project

Contact: Michelle Lewis
Address: 318-7A Ontario St. St. Catharines | 905-397-4201 |
Volunteer hours: 9am-5pm, evening programs 6pm-8pm
Volunteers needed: 2
Areas of need: Social Media, Communication & Marketing,
Description: We serve caregiving children, youth and young adults and their families through social, recreational and educational programs intented to foster resilience, self-esteem and life skills. We are at a point in our organization to create an annual signature event for fundraising. We need expertise in creating the marketing plan and planning the event, along with making better use of social media.

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