Old Fort Niagara

Volunteer Application 2017

Thanks for your interest in becoming a volunteer of the Old Fort Niagara Association!  Please fill out the following form to help us learn about your interests and availability.  This will help us plug you into the right area. 

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Admissions – Assisting with ticket Sales at the Visitor’s Center.
Annual Fund (Prospect Committee) – Reviewing and assisting with the Annual Fund mailing.
Annual Fund (Donor Solicitation) – Calling and seeking out additional potential donors.
Cataloging Artifacts – Helping to maintain Old Fort Niagara’s collection of historic artifacts and cataloguing them.
Assisting office staff, filing, answering phones, etc.
Clothing Repair & Sewing - Many of our uniforms receive extensive wear over the summer and need repairs.
Community Calendars and Public Service Announcements – Marketing and Publicity.
Crowd Control for events – Helping to ensure all visitors are kept safe during the battle re-enactments.
Display at Community Festivals – Creating and manning a display at various venues, such as festivals and job fairs.
Distance Learning Programs – Helping to bring history into the classroom when they can’t come to us.
Docents – Giving orientation tours of the fort during summer season for visitors.
Education Programs/Overnight Programs – Assisting a staff person with the management of the group.
Event Parking – Working with the maintenance crew to effectively park vehicles during busy events.
Event setup/cleanup – We can always use extra hands for our various re-enactments each year.
Exhibits Maintenance – Helping to clean and maintain museum exhibits.
Food Service – Assisting in the snack bar known as Prideaux’s Head.
Garden – Helping to maintain or interpret our historical gardens.
Gift Shop – Helping to sell merchandise and maintain the Museum Shop.
Library Maintenance - Working with the curator to assist with routine maintenance work in the research library.
Lighthouse – Helping to interpret the lighthouse and bringing groups up to the top.
Membership Recruitment (event follow up) – Assisting with the expansion of Fort Niagara’s Membership Program.
Military Interpreter – Portraying the various soldiers and individuals who were here from 1759-1813.
Music (Field Music and other period performance) – Join as a member of the Fifes & Drums of Old Fort Niagara.
Musket repair – Helping to maintain the various muskets in the Interpretation Office.
Place Signs and Flyers for Event Promotion – Helping to advertise for special events by placing signs in conspicuous public areas.
Re-enactor Registration at events – Running the registration booth where re-enactors sign in and get event information.
Spring Clean-up Day – Assisting with cleaning up the site after the winter months.
Visitor’s Center Greeters/Museum Docents – Interpreting the Museum in the Visitor’s Center and answering visitor questions.
Writing Feature Articles for Media – Helping to write articles to help advertise Fort Niagara to the general public.
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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.

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