Support - Volunteer


We have so many great opportunities to get involved! If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities below please call the front desk at 905-468-5455.

RENOVATION RECOVERY VOLUNTEERS: Before the Niagara Pumphouse opens to the public after the renovation, volunteers will be needed.

We need help with various tasks such as:
-moving some boxes into a few rooms,
-unpacking boxes,
-wiping down surfaces,
-hanging some shelves,
-and more!
Please note that some of these tasks would require volunteers with the ability to lift heavy boxes and to stand on ladders.

If you are interested, contact us today by sending an email to Kindly indicate your availability and the tasks that you are interested in. Why not make it fun and volunteer with your friends. Tell your family and neighbours about this volunteer opportunity. Help us spread the word!

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER: Looking for a photographer to capture event celebrations. Recognition as our in-kind photographer would be included in all our media postings including web page, social media and print. 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Special Event Volunteers - We need volunteers year-round to help with a number of special events including: Opening Receptions, Fundraising Events, Moonlight Picnic, Artful Treasures, and Art at the Pumphouse.

Event & Reception Help -Room Set-up: If you enjoy working behind the scenes, this one is for you! We need some assistance setting up the room in preparation for the event and returning it to classroom format after the event.
Refreshments: We could use a couple extra hands! We need 2-3 volunteers to assist with setting up the refreshments table including coffee, tea and sweets.

Data-Entry Volunteer - Are you a well organized stickler for accuracy? We could use your help to keep our various data bases current. We are looking for a volunteer to add new contacts and update existing information - familiar with Excel.

Fundraising - Are you great on the phone? Our fundraising chair is in need 1-2 volunteers to help collect data. Volunteers will need to be willing to call businesses and ask them who the best contact person is to send a request for sponsorship, and gather their required contact information. Volunteers for this position should be confident on the phone and have some basic excel skills.

Art Program Assistant - Interested in helping with our children's classes, camps and outreach programs? Volunteer as an Art Instructor's Assistant and get your hands messy in our studio classes and art activity tent at community events.

High School Student Volunteers - Earn your volunteer hours assisting with various projects at an art school and gallery.

To qualify, you must be a member of the Pumphouse in good standing, be a team player, and have good communication skills.
After 30 hours of service, you'll earn 50% off the fee for a Saturday workshop.
After 60 hours of service, you'll earn a free workshop or 50% off the fee for a course of your choice.
After 90 hours of service, you'll earn a free course of your choice.
Please register and pick up your Volunteer Hours Log in person or call the Pumphouse and leave your name and phone number indicating your interest in volunteering.