Program Volunteer Opportunities

lend-a-handInterested? Complete a Volunteer Intake Form.

See below for opportunities.







Reading Rocks (one-on-one program) – Click here for program details
Click here for volunteer job description!

Reading Rocks Junior (small group program) – Click here for program details
Click here for volunteer description!

Let’s R.E.A.D. (small group program) – Click here for program details
Click here for volunteer description!

C.H.A.M.P.S. (‘After-School Matters’ Learning Program in partnership with The RAFT and United Way) –
 Always recruiting volunteers from Sept-June.

S.M.A.R.T. Math (small group program) – Click here for program details
Click on the name of your preferred location for volunteer descriptions for S.M.A.R.T. Niagara Falls and S.M.A.R.T. St. Catharines!      

B.E.S.T. (Social Skills program) – Click here for program details 
No volunteer opportunities at this time.

CHYS 2P15 and other placement student options are available. Please contact programsLdan@cogeco.net

**Important Info for Volunteers

  • Mandatory Training: All new and returning volunteers are required to attend mandatory training – please refer to job descriptions for program-specific spring training dates.
  • Mandatory Vulnerable Sector Checks: All volunteers over 18 years of age must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) less than a year old. To apply for a PVSC you must bring two pieces of government identification to the police station. If you are not a resident of Niagara, but have a temporary Niagara address, you must also bring with you proof of current local address. A volunteer PVSC costs $15. For more information on applying for a PVSC, click here. Please note, it usually takes weeks for a vulnerable sector check to be processed, so don’t wait!

The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” – DeAnn Hollis

It was a little bit challenging at first however I worked through it and it ended up being a lot of fun. I learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of.

I find my volunteer work to be extremely fun and beneficial. It gives me chances to challenge myself and to help children.

It was a pleasure to take part in this program [S.L.A.M.]. The level of caring displayed by staff and volunteers towards the children is wonderful. This program really focuses on positive feedback, and the children clearly respond to both the reading skills training and the social skills.

I found this volunteer experience to be very beneficial. I have learned more about myself as a person through this experience. I feel proud that I have been able to help children learn to love reading. I noticed quite a few positive changes in the children. Some children who were very shy and not confident in their reading abilities at the beginning of the program were really able to open up, become more confident, and show a real love for reading and other related activities by the end! My program facilitators have been extremely supportive and are always willing to help me when I have a question or when I require assistance.

Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services, and advance the full participation in society of children, youth and adults with learning differences.

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
366 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3N2

Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336