Volunteering Is Work of the Heart
Have something to give to your community? We will find a role for you.
Many people are often surprised by the wide range of volunteer skill sets that we can put to fantastic use at FACS. From cuddling newborns to driving families to medical appointments, helping out with math homework, or serving on our Board of Directors, if you’ve got the urge to give back to Niagara, chances are we can help you find an opportunity that’s a great match.
Interested in learning more about volunteering with FACS? Contact our Volunteer Department at 905.937.7731.
Let’s address some of the questions and concerns you may have about volunteering with FACS.
Is there a specific age or stage of life that is preferred for FACS volunteers?
We have a wide array of volunteer opportunities for individuals of all stages in life, including:
- Post-secondary students looking for volunteer placement hours and work experience
- Individuals seeking employment in need of current work experience
- Working adults wanting to give back to their community
- Active retirees who enjoy spending time with children
What are some of the things that I can do as a FACS volunteer?
We work to provide our volunteers with positions that allow them to do activities they enjoy. Some of our volunteer roles include:
How long does the application process to become a FACS volunteer take, and what’s involved?
We serve children, youth and families, so our application process is quite thorough. It includes a face-to-face interview, reference checks (minimum of two), medical clearance, comprehensive criminal background screening VSS (Vulnerable Sector Search), driver’s record search and CPIN (Child Protection Information Network) record search. The application process can take from 5 to 7 weeks to ensure that every applicant is screened for suitability.
What’s the best next step if I’d like to become a FACS volunteer?
Call our Volunteer Department at (905) 937-7731, and they’ll answer any additional questions you may have and get you started with the application process. If you’re ready to start an application, you can access our online volunteer application here.