other volunteer opportunities

Welcome to the City of St. Catharines webpage to find volunteer opportunities with organizations and events that are not directly connected to the Corporation. Please contact the organizations for more information, as the events / volunteer opportunities listed below are not organized by the City of St. Catharines

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The Big Move Cancer Ride

The Big Move Cancer Ride is a non-competitive ride taking place on Sunday, September 8, 2013 to raise money in support of the Walker Family Cancer Centre. This year the Big Move will include distances of 25K, 50K, 100K and a 100 Mile Century Challenge through the Niagara Region starting and ending at Club Roma, St. Catharines.

Volunteers are needed to assist with event day execution, including; marshaling, registration, bike mechanical support, operations & hospitality.

To register or for more information please visit www.bigmovecancerride.com

Old Fort Erie

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:

  • High School students can use volunteer hours towards fulfilling their community service commitment required to graduate.
  • Volunteers are given the chance to learn the history of their region and country firsthand by living it!
  • Volunteers may use their experience on resumes and as qualifications for other employment.
  • Volunteers will get the chance to shape their experience around their interests. Everyone will create their own specific programming suited to their interests in order to assure that they have the best experience they possibly can.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Email Ryan Donnelly

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Canadian Blood Services

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.

  • Hours are flexible and vary.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
  • Learn more at www.blood.ca. 
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