Volunteer Application Process
Welcome! The journey to join our of remarkable team of volunteers starts here! Our volunteers come from a variety of educational backgrounds and life experiences. Many are students, home-makers, in the workforce or retired persons who have chosen to contribute their time and talents to support children and families in our community.
All volunteer applicants, regardless of the role they are interested in pursuing, undertake the same approval process. The process includes a face-to-face interview, references (minimum of 2), medical clearance, comprehensive criminal background screening VSS (Vulnerable Sector Search), driver’s record search and CPIN (Child Protection Information Network) record search.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Together we can make a difference in a child’s life. Lend a hand by sharing your time and talents with Family and Children’s Services Niagara!
Volunteer Role Descriptions
The Agency operates two (2) childcare centres in St. Catharines. Volunteers are needed to assist with the children with a minimum commitment of at least one morning or afternoon per week. The volunteer will assist with crafts, snacks, and interactive play upon direction from Agency staff.
The Agency provides a modern, fully equipped toy room in the three offices in order to provide an interesting and safe place for children of all ages to play, colour, read or play games while visiting. A toy room volunteer inspects and cleans toys and organizes the toy room on a weekly basis.