Our Volunteers and Tutors

Volunteers are the life blood of any not-for-profit and the NWALC is no different. We have a variety of Volunteer opportunities available within our organization.

Niagara West Adult Learning Centre

Volunteer Tutors

Our Volunteer Tutors are essential to the success of our learning programs. Working one-on-one with adult learners, our Volunteer Tutors help to improve reading, writing, numeracy, and digital literacy skills. 

Meetings with the adult learners take place at a time and location convenient to both parties. Usually meetings are once or twice a week at our office, a local library or other public location. 

We provide the training and support to get you started – you provide the time and dedication to make a difference to adult learners in Niagara West. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Tutor, please contact us.

Community Garden Volunteers

The NWALC is a member of the Niagara West Community Garden Collective and has Beamsville’s only Community Garden on site. 

The gardens are always seeking Volunteers to assist with maintenance, repairs, workshops and events. 

If you are interested in helping “grow” the community gardens, please contact us.  You can also find more information on our community garden page. 

Board of Directors

Do you have a heart for literacy and for our community? Do you have skills, experience and time that you are willing to share? Have you considered being a part of a non-profit Board of Directors?  For more information, to inquire about openings or apply, please contact our Executive Director at execdir@nwalc.ca 


Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinic (CVITP)

NWALC offers free tax clinics where eligible people can get their tax returns done for free by volunteers. We have provided this free service for several years, and the need for this help in our community is increasing.  (We completed over 170 tax returns during the 2023 filing season.) These clinics are hosted by community organizations across Canada through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP). 

Volunteers must have a police check (PCRC), which can be obtained through the Niagara Police at Police Record Checks - Niagara

Volunteers are required to register with the Canada Revenue Agency as a volunteer.  Through CRA, volunteers receive training, and obtain an E-File number as well as a Rep ID in order to file tax returns electronically.  For complete information and to register, see the CRA website at Volunteer at a free Tax Clinic  .  

If you are interested helping with our tax clinic, please fill out our volunteer application and we'll be in touch!