S.E.R.V. Niagara assists veterans and their families in various capacities. As we are an all-volunteer organization, we rely on the participation, assistance and compassion of our dedicated volunteers to keep our much-needed program in operation. S.E.R.V. Niagara is always in need of volunteers – veteran and civilian – to assist with community outreach, events, food deliveries, coordinating donation pickups and more. We are also welcome veteran mentors and compeers.

Community Outreach Volunteers

Community outreach volunteers may work with the Program Director to attract new partners, donors and volunteers, and help spread our name and cause throughout the community. Duties may also include identifying festivals and community events, as well as assising in staffing tables, distributing materials, and talking to people at those events.

Drivers & Deliveries

From time to time, the opportunity may arise when one of our veterans may need a ride to the VA Hospital after hours. This is a wonderful opportunity to support and assist a veteran in need and you can have a nice chat along the way.

S.E.R.V. Niagara accepts donations and sometimes it is necessary to pick up items and deliver to our storage facility or directly to those in need. We also need drivers to drop off and pick up our Food Drive bins from various locations. These items are brought back to our facility, sorted and distributed. Please note that heavy lifting may be required.

Public Relations

We are interested in a volunteer with excellent writing skills to assist with our public relations, blogging, social media updates and general media outreach. The right person for this position must be capable of working independently, is familiar with social and other media outreach techniques, and can commit to five hours a week (sometimes more, sometimes less) for a minimum of six months. This individual is to provide content for social media and write press releases.

High School Community Service Program for Graduation

Many high school students are required to participate in community service programs prior to graduation. When students participate in such projects, not only does it engage students in the community and world around them while helping them develop skills outside of the classroom and broaden their horizons, but it can also enhance their attractiveness to college admissions counselors and increase college scholarship opportunities.

In addition to offering community service opportunities for local high school students, we have also presented community service opportunites for civic and youth service organizations including the Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Church youth groups have also volunteered their efforts.

Newsletter Editor 

We are looking for research and development interns to help us find and secure funding for our programs and projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Newsletter management
  • Creation of email blasts
  • Managing database 
  • Oversight of our content management system (CMS)

Virtual Volunteers

If your job, schooling or time with family fills your days but you would still like to help our military and veteran families, being a virtual volunteer may be what you are looking for. There are many ways to help while being in the comfort of your own home and setting your own hours. Virtual Volunteer positions include work in donations coordinating, volunteer coordinating, administrative duties, writing for the newsletter and more.

Grant Writing & Research

We are looking for research and development interns to help us find and secure funding for our programs and projects. Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare grant applications/packages
  • Research prospects and analyze them to identify funding sources
  • Compile, write and edit persuasive proposals and follow grant-making guidelines
  • Review the budget of a project/program for which funding is sought
  • Keep in contact with grant-making organizations
  • Track foundation and/or corporate grants
  • Provide additional supportive material as needed
  • Prepare annual grant application schedule
  • Prepare and submit program reports.

Average Time Investment

The average time commitment required is estimated at one to 10 hours a week. We welcome all volunteers and are happy to work with what your schedule allows.  If volunteering at a special event or festival, please note that the volunteer time may slightly increase in the weeks prior to the event. If you would like to help our veterans but cannot do so during business hours or have physical limitations, being a virtual volunteer provides the convenience of more flexible hours and from the convenience of your own home.

Volunteer Forms 


References Form

Confidentiality Agreement 

NYS Background Check

Please print and complete the above forms and email, mail or fax with a copy of your driver’s license. Please click herfor contact information. Someone will contact you to set up an appointment to interview.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with S.E.R.V. Niagara.

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Mission Statement

Before veterans in need can fully benefit from therapeutic programs, skills training, or any other service, they have to have their basic human needs of food, clothing and shelter met. These basic human needs build a strong foundation of trust upon which other services can lead lead our veteran heroes onto the path of self-sufficiency.

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