Co-op Student Program

The Niagara Safety Village is proud to partner with the District School Board of Niagara, the Niagara Catholic District School Board and the French Language School Boards, in order to provide a Co-operative Education experience for students interested in policing, fire fighting, or becoming a paramedic as a future career choice.

As members of the Niagara Safety Village team, co-op students will work with local Police, Fire, Paramedics and Regional Educators in order to assist groups of elementary school aged children through safety and positive lifestyle choice lessons. Co-op Students will have the opportunity to interact with our Police, Fire, Niagara Region EMS personnel to take part in special events over the course of their semester. All applicants for co-op positions will be required to complete an application, interview, background investigation, reference checks and placement.


The Niagara Safety Village cannot operate without the assistance of dedicated volunteers. In order to deliver our day to day programs we need your help!

The Niagara Safety Village is eager to partner with willing volunteers to assist with our Police, Fire, and EMS programs.

Our classes generally run between 9:30am-2:30pm Monday through Friday and some weekends are available for special events and awareness booths.

Duties of a volunteer include operating the hazard house, helping students in Sparky’s bedroom, putting on the turnout gear, assisting with Stop, Drop & Roll. Volunteers will also supervise operating the battery operated jeeps or bicycles and inspecting bike helmets. In our paramedic class volunteers may assist the instructor on the backboard or stretcher and assist in supervising students going through the ambulance. This requires supervision with the younger students (and patience!)

We also have our volunteers and students wear our mascots (Sparky and Elmer) to greet the students upon their arrival to the Safety Village.

The time commitment for a volunteer can vary as we can have a morning session and afternoon session and they would run 9:30am-11:35am and then 12:30pm-2:35pm or a full day may run 9:30am-1:30pm or 9:30am-2:30pm depending on how many programs the school will be participating in.

In addition to seeking volunteers to assist with our regular programs, the Niagara Safety Village also relies on volunteers who are willing to assist us with our special events. If you are interested in volunteering for the Niagara Safety Village please contact us!