The Priceless Art Auction event allows Yo-Pro’s to bid with their time, not their dime.
Pieces of art are auctioned off to young professionals. The winner of each piece of artwork is the ‘Yo-Pro’ who pledges the most volunteer hours. These hours are worked off at valued not-for-profit organizations. Each piece of artwork will hang in the office or building of the sponsors until the volunteer hours are completed by the winner of the piece.
Successful bidders who pledge the highest number of volunteer hours will be provided with a “winner’s kit” that will assist them to begin their pledge to giving back to the community. This kit will include: instructions on how to track completed hours, a volunteer tracking form, information on the vendor non-profit organizations, and contact information for staff who can answer any questions you may have throughout your commitment. Volunteer hours do not have to be completed at one of the vendor or partner organizations, but we ask that you complete at least 5 hours of volunteer time at each and we would prefer if it is a new volunteer experience for you.
Successful bidders will be presented their piece of artwork at future NEXTNiagara events by the art’s sponsor, once all pledged hours are completed.
For those bidders who are not the winners, we still want to offer the opportunity to give back to the community. Leave us your contact information and we will be in touch to provide you information on agencies needing help. Please also check Track It Forward for additional opportunities to get involved.
Were you the successful high bidder at PRICELESS Niagara 2017? Are you looking for some volunteer opportunities? The following organizations are looking for volunteers!
The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region provides support services to individuals living with dementia and their care partners.
Contact: Dawn Tuckwell, email@example.com
Address: 403 Ontario St., St. Catharines | 905-687-3914 | www.alzheimerniagara.ca
Office Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Monday-Friday
Bethlehem Housing and Support Services provides affordable housing and support services to individuals and families in Niagara
Contact: Lindsay McKillop, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 166 James Street, St. Catharines | 905-684-1660 | www.bethlehemhousing.ca
Office Hours: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday
Areas of need: Social Media | Website | Commerce & Marketing | Events | Planning
Volunteers are needed to make this year’s Bowl for Kids Sake another success!
Contact: Adam Maiolo email@example.com
Location: Parkway Lanes Bowling Alley, 327 Ontario St, St. Catharines
Days Needed: Saturday, February 24th, Tuesday, February 27th and Saturday, March 3rd
Find out more: bowl4kids.ca
Contact: Kaitlyn Daw firstname.lastname@example.org
The CMHA has need of volunteers at two upcoming events:
Women and Wellness
Ride Don’t Hide
Treble Festival: Treble in Niagara
Contact: Elise Naccarato, Administrative Director, Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir email@example.com
Address: Silver Spire Church and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Event Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
Time: 9am to 9pm (time allocation varies per task)
Location: Silver Spire Church, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
On April 7 2018, Chorus Niagara and CNCC are hosting the Junior Treble Festival. This event will bring 11 children’s choirs from around the GTA together to work with an internationally renown choral clinician, Rollo Dilworth and bring the arts community in Niagara together. View the event poster here.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the following areas:
Contact: Cora Sperry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines | firstontariopac.ca
Sign Up: https://firstontariopac.ca/Online/article/volunteer
There are many volunteer opportunities at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The staff uses a Better Impact database for managing the Volunteer Program; recruiting, scheduling, logging hours and so on are all managed through this system. Potential volunteers can visit the address above to get more information and determine if this is the right fit.
The Foster Festival is a theatre company located in St. Catharines, Ontario in Canada inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster.
Contact: Lou Bradley, Group Sales Manager
289-786-0950 ext. 3 | https://www.fosterfestival.com
Gillian’s Place offers safe shelter and support services to women and children who have suffered domestic abuse.
Office hours: 9:00-4:30, Monday-Friday
Contact: Valerie DuRoss, email@example.com
Address: 15 Gibson Place, St. Catharines | 905-684-4000 ext 233 | www.gilliansplace.com
Areas of need: Social Media | General Office Tasks | Data Entry | Events | Planning
Habitat for Humanity Niagara is always looking for volunteers to fill opportunities at its ReStores, Salvage Team, in the office and on the build site.
Contact: Jonna Wolfenberg, Volunteer Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org | 905-685-7395 x402
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Fonthill – 2499 Highway 20 West, Pelham
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grimsby – 185 South Service Road, Grimsby
Habitat for Humanity St. Catharines – 150 Bunting Road, St. Catharines
Hours: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday
Hospice Niagara has several opportunities for volunteers to support our various fundraising events throughout the year. Download Events Calendar
Contact: email@example.com or call 905-984-8766 x 231
The 4th Annual Rankin Celebrity Ice Cup is an innovative hockey experience allowing amateur hockey players the opportunity to play with and against legendary NHL alumni. This charitable hockey tournament is Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation’s signature yearly event to support Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, a specialty healthcare facility that excels in providing rehabilitation, complex care, and geriatric services in the Niagara region. Your participation and support allows us to continue to purchase the most up-to-date medical and rehabilitation equipment and upgrade patient care areas to serve our community.
Contact: Nadine Champis, Nadine.Champis@hoteldieushaver.org
Location: Gale Centre, Niagara Falls
Hours Needed: Friday, February 23, 7:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Lunch provided.
I Challenge Diabetes is a program focused organization that delivers mentoring, support and education to people with type 1 diabetes.
Contact: Chris Jarvis, Chris@IChallengeDiabetes.org
Address: 839 Sheppard Ave West, North York | 877-776-0667 | www.ichallengediabetes.org
Office Hours: Flexible
Areas of need: Data Entry | Website | Commerce & Marketing | Planning
In the Soil is an interdisciplinary, community-based arts festival. Volunteers are able to learn new skills and engage with the festival community through a wide range of opportunities. Volunteers also receive a T Shirt and discounted or FREE Festival pass (depending on amount of volunteer shifts). We do our best to place volunteers based on interests and skill set, from the information we gather in our Volunteer Registration Form.
Contact: Anah Shabbar, Volunteers Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Location:Downtown St. Catharines (Festival Hub Located on James Street, between St. Paul Street and King Street)
Dates: April 26th – April 30th
Times: Volunteer shifts are scheduled throughout the day, afternoon and night.
Event website: http://www.inthesoil.on.ca
Jarico Films for Youth is a not-for-profit film production company that produces films made in collaboration with Niagara’s Youth. We practice arts educational programming with a goal to create jobs and provide creative outlets to youth in need while striving to achieve these three things: inspire, educate and entertain.
We’re hosting a Red Carpet Gala that will include a VIP dinner, film Premiere Screening, and After Party, all in support of Jarico Films for Youth. All of the profits from this event will go towards helping youth-in-need across Niagara.
Contact: Jason Lupish email@example.com
Location:FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Date: June 22, 2018
Event website: http://www.inthesoil.on.ca
More Info: Download Sponsorship Package
The Kristen French CACN provides a safe place to help, heal, end child abuse for Niagara’s children and youth who have experienced alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, become the targets of internet luring, or were the unwilling witness of violence.
Contact: Keegan Langelaan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 8 Forster Street, St. Catharines | 905 937-5435 Ext 7024 | kristenfrenchcacn.org
Office Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Monday-Friday; some evenings with events
Areas of need: Mentoring
LDANR is looking for volunteers for their upcoming Trivia Night fundraiser, as well as their Walk With Me for LD fundraiser.
Contact: Samantha Sendzik, Executive Director | Ldaniagara@cogeco.net | 905-641-1021
NWPB is one of 26 local planning boards that make up Ontario’s Local Boards Network. NWPB is a not-for-profit research organization that specializes in local labour market information.
Contact: Mario De Divitiis, email@example.com
Address: 43 Church St, Suite 705, St. Catharines | 905-641-0801 | www.niagaraworkforce.ca
Office Hours: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday
Areas of need: Mentoring
Prom Project Niagara is a one day fun free formal wear extravaganza provided by the Education Foundation of Niagara for any student graduating from grade 8 or 12. Set up consists of setting up the inventory received from the community of dresses, suits, shoes, and jewellery into various locations, similar to a retail store. On the day of the event, volunteers help students find their outfits, get to a seamstress if necessary and pick out the right accessories so they can leave ready for their big day. Afterwards, volunteers help to put everything away in the Prom Project Storage Room. Many hands make for light work – as many volunteers as possible will help at this amazing community event for kids!
Contact: Nicole Smith firstname.lastname@example.org | 905-641-2929, x37710
Address: DSBN Academy, 130 Louth Street, St. Catharines
Dates: Set up Friday April 20 / Event Saturday April 21, 2018
Niagara’s Twenty Valley comprises of Beamsville, Vineland, and Jordan in the Town of Lincoln and extends to the City of St. Catharines. We are the gateway to the Niagara Region; a short drive from Toronto or Buffalo, New York. Twenty Valley and the Niagara Escarpment is the largest wine producing region with over 50 vineyards featuring many of the provinces best, boutique wineries. Most are family run, award-winning estates, set in the majestic natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment.
Contact: Kelly Bridger 905-562-3636
Address: 4890 Victoria Ave, North Vineland Station, ON, L0R 2E0
Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Areas of Need:
Volunteer sign up page: https://www.20valley.ca/site/winter-winefest/volunteer
General events page: https://www.20valley.ca/site/winter-winefest
The Welland Heritage Council provides settlement support to newcomers to Canada and employment and entrepreneur support to the community.
Contact: Lori Webster, email@example.com
Address: 26 East Main St., Welland | 905.732.5337 | www.wellandheritagecouncil.com
Office hours: 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m. Monday-Friday
Areas of need: Social Media | General Office Tasks | Website | Mentoring