Program Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering?

Click here to submit a Volunteer Intake Form!


*CHYS 2P15 and other placement student options are also available. Please contact eglencross@Ldaniagara.org for more information.

Important Info for Volunteers

  • Mandatory Training: All new and returning volunteers are required to attend mandatory training prior to attending program.
  • 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 $20. 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!
  • Mandatory completion of the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Training Module. AODA Training can be completed here.

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.

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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