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At Fort Erie, there are many exciting ways to volunteer your time!
Depending on a volunteer's availability, volunteers can take on roles at the Fort such as the surgeon, nurses, the Commissary Officer, soldiers' wives, Fort cook, a British Red Coat and an American Blue Coat, among many others.
Fort Erie would be the perfect location to volunteer for those interested in history, ranging from military to medical. It is also perfect for those interested in drama, those with musical talents, up-and-coming chefs and many others. Fort Erie volunteers will base their experience at the Fort on their interests and skills. Volunteers can participate in cannon firing demonstrations, daily small skirmishes, period cooking, musical performances, murder mysteries, massive battle re-enactments, weekly ghost tours and many more exciting events.
There are many benefits to volunteering your time at Fort Erie:
What kind of interpretations exists at Fort Erie?
Fort Erie portrays the War of 1812. Our Fort represents numerous British and American regiments. In addition to this we have a great program in which volunteers can re-enact the daily lives of citizens in the 19th century. Additionally, our Fort also has a First Nations program, which explores the lives of Niagara's First Peoples in the War of 1812. All of these programs are looking for volunteer soldiers, cooks, doctors, nurses, wives and warriors.
How much time do I have to devote if I want to volunteer?
We understand that every volunteer has a different level of availability. We work with volunteers in a way that best accommodates their schedules. Essentially, Fort Erie can work around any schedule that is offered.
Can I use Fort Erie as a reference?
Absolutely! At Fort Erie we have a great appreciation of our hard-working volunteers. We take every opportunity we can to show our gratitude.
Are there any restrictions?
Volunteers must be over 12 years of age. Volunteers are also encouraged to contact Fort Erie as soon as possible as volunteer positions are limited.
For more information, contact Ryan Donnelly, volunteer co-ordinator, at 905-994-8012.
It's in you to give!
Canadian Blood Service is looking for In Community volunteers to promote awareness about blood donation in the St Catharines community.
The Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre is currently looking for volunteers for the following opportunities:
Youth Host Friends
Youth age 13-24 who have lived in the Niagara Region for at least 5 years. These volunteers will be expected to come out to youth group meetings and to help encourage newcomer youth participation while having fun and meeting new people. On-going training, program runs throughout the full year.
Conversation Café Volunteers
Youth age 18-24 who have a good command of the English language. Volunteers run a casual conversation circle at a local café where newcomers can comfortably practice their conversational English skills. On-going training, program runs throughout the full year.
Youth age 17-24 who have a strong background in any of the following subjects: English, Math, Science, French, Geography or History are encouraged to help newcomer youth struggling with one of the subjects. Pairs meet weekly in a convenient and safe location; no tutoring in private homes. Training begins September 2010, program starts October 2010.
Criminal Record checks are required of all volunteers.
For more information or to fill out a volunteer application please contact Melenie Bural, Youth Host Program Co-ordinator at 905-685-6589, ext. 243