Old Fort Niagara Volunteer Application
First of all I would like to thank you very much for your interest in being a volunteer for the Old Fort Niagara Association. We are a small not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and buildings of Fort Niagara, one of the premier historic sites in New York State. Fort Niagara featured prominently in the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and War of 1812, and was occupied by the U.S. Army until as late as 1963.
We rely very heavily on the support of volunteers to help us with special events, re-enactments, demonstrations, guided tours, interpretation, and day to day operations, so there are many different areas where we could use your assistance. The application included with this letter is designed to help get a sense of your areas of interest and skills. This will help to determine where we can best utilize you. Once your application is reviewed, I will set up a meeting with you in order to orient you with the site and introduce you to the department head who you will be working with based on your areas of interest. At that point they will then begin coordinating with you to set up times for you to begin your volunteer work.
I will also be putting your contact information into my database, which will allow me to send you a quarterly newsletter called the Garrison Dispatch. In this newsletter you will find updates and information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming special events that will be going on here at the Fort, which you may be interested in participating in.
Thanks again for your interest in supporting our site, and we look forward to working with you. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to call me at (716) 745-7611, ext. 229.
Volunteer & Tour Guide Coordinator
Old Fort Niagara
Hours of Operation
The Fort is open year round with the exception of New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- Jan - June 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- July - Aug - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sept - Dec - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Please note: Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time.
Support the Fort
Old Fort Niagara is operated by the Old Fort Niagara Association, an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1927. We do not rely on tax dollars. Instead, the Fort is funded through a combination of admission fees, museum shop sales and charitable contributions.