Priceless is the art auction for YoPros. Bid on art with volunteer hours instead of money!


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The Priceless Art Auction event allows Yo-Pro’s to bid with their time, not their dime.

Pieces of art are auctioned off to young professionals. The winner of each piece of artwork is the ‘Yo-Pro’ who pledges the most volunteer hours. These hours are worked off at valued not-for-profit  organizations. Each piece of artwork will hang in the office or building of the sponsors until the volunteer hours are completed by the winner of the piece.


Priceless brings together local Yo-Pros, artists, and organizations to encourage young professionals to get involved in their community and to make Niagara a more vibrant place to live.


13th Street Winery is set amongst 25 acres of estate vineyards and is located just minutes west of St. Catharines. 13th Street Winery specializes in handcrafted Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and sparkling wines.

Amazing Art

All art is done by local artists and sponsorships are collected to support the artists.

Amazing Food & Drink

Enjoy some of Niagara’s best food, wine and beer.

THE ARTISTSTo learn more about the Artists and the pieces please click on the name of the piece.

Tricia O’Connor

Psalm over Niagara

Like Tesla, I am an avid lover of the ‘Falls’ especially the view of where the Scow has refused to go over…it is the scene of an incredible miracle, having taken place almost 100 years ago. Over In Toronto, I was a

Shelley Locke

Make a Wish

Shelley Locke is an internally driven and self-taught acrylic artist from St. Catharines, Ontario. Born with severe hearing loss Shelley’s motto ‘I may be deaf but I hear colour’ is apparent in her vibrant pieces, wide range in subject matter and style.

Robin Nisbett

Backyard Sun

Robin Nisbet was born in Ottawa, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Studio Arts with Distinction from Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Her artwork has been nominated by the Canadian Home Builder’s Association and she is the winner of the

Paul McLagan


Paul McLagan: Painter,St Catharines ON. Canada. My working method is to combine improvisational elements with implied structure to create paintings that I hope are both interesting and beautiful to look at. I mainly paint in acrylics on canvas,using pallet knives as well

Krys Kaczkan

Lake View - Lincoln

Krys began her studies at 17 as a design student working under the influence of Louie Berai at Niagara College. At 19, a solo journey across Europe impacted a decision for further studies in the arts, after touring many of the galleries

Kathy McBride


Kathy is a painter devoted to creating works which emotionally resonate with the viewer. Kathy follows her instincts & makes a connection in an attempt to replicate memories which she believes are deeply rooted in the collective conscience of an era that many of

Jennifer Gruhl

Flat Iron Building

I’ve been passionate about art and design most of my life. Some of my inspirations are: busy urban centers, animals, landscapes and abstract art. I enjoy editing my photos to show how I see the world. Since graduating from the Graphic Design

James Kershaw

Boat Rack - Port Dalhousie

After living in Toronto for eighteen years, James Kershaw has been self-employed as an artist and musician since his return to his hometown Niagara Falls in 1985. Serving the business community as a sign painter until 2000 his skills became unviable when

Edie Pedersen

Lilac Burst

I’ve lived in the Niagara region for the past 32 years. I am actively involved in the arts community, participating in various theatre groups and I’ve recently fallen in love with painting. I live in an 1860 farm house positioned on 30

David Chapman

Crashing Waves at Sunset

David T. Chapman started doing both photography and storm chasing at the age of 16. He is self-taught in the art of photography and has been pursuing his career professionally since the age of eighteen. He learned at a very young age

Barry Smith


Born in Scotland and raised in Niagara, Barry Smith has always had a flair for humour and wit. Without any formal training, Barry has found his own unique photography style using natural light. Focussing on his art first, the photographs come to

Avneet Kaur Nagpal


Colours are the essence of this world and to be able to use them on canvas is nothing but sheer bliss. I was born an artist and only God knows how I ended up with a Masters degree in Business Administration; yet,

Ariadni Harper


Ariadni Harper is a representational visual artist and Lower School art teacher at Ridley College in St. Catharines. Born in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus , she enjoyed creating from a very young age. Ariadni’s primary source of inspiration for the vibrant,

Amy Ballett

Tree Line

Amy creates art in a variety of media. She mainly procudes works in 2 dimensions. Amy have been working and teaching in the art community for over 25 years in the Niagara area, privately, and at both the high school and college

Emily Andrews

It's All Art

Emily Andrews is a multi-media artist, actress, and musician from Niagara Falls with a BA in Visual Arts from Brock University. She works in a wide variety of media, including, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, and public art installation. Her style varies with

BIDDERSWe look forward to working with you in giving back to the community.

Highest Bidding Volunteers

Successful bidders who pledge the highest number of volunteer hours will be provided with a “winner’s kit” that will assist them to begin their pledge to giving back to the community. This kit will include: instructions on how to track completed hours, a volunteer tracking form, information on the vendor non-profit organizations, and contact information for staff who can answer any questions you may have throughout your commitment. Volunteer hours do not have to be completed at one of the vendor or partner organizations, but we ask that you complete at least 5 hours of volunteer time at each and we would prefer if it is a new volunteer experience for you.

Successful bidders will be presented their piece of artwork at future NEXTNiagara events by the art’s sponsor, once all pledged hours are completed.

Looking to still get involved?

For those bidders who are not the winners, we still want to offer the opportunity to give back to the community. Leave us your contact information and we will be in touch to provide you information on  agencies needing help. Please also check Track It Forward for additional opportunities to get involved.

VOLUNTEERSWere you the successful high bidder at PRICELESS Niagara 2017? Are you looking for some volunteer opportunities? The following organizations are looking for volunteers!

Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

The Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region provides support services to individuals living with dementia and their care partners.

Contact: Dawn Tuckwell,
Address: 403 Ontario St., St. Catharines | 905-687-3914 |
Office Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Monday-Friday
Volunteer Projects:

  • We are currently looking for volunteers that are interested in providing friendly visiting phone calls to individuals living with dementia or care partners. These calls take place at our office during business hours with support from staff. Training is provided.

Bethlehem Housing and Support Services

Bethlehem Housing and Support Services provides affordable housing and support services to individuals and families in Niagara

Contact: Lindsay McKillop,
Address: 166 James Street, St. Catharines | 905-684-1660 |
Office Hours: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday
Areas of need: Social Media | Website | Commerce & Marketing | Events | Planning
Volunteer Projects:

  • Housing Hero. A Housing Hero believes that everyone deserves a home. Be part of the affordable housing solution by contributing your time and/or talent through various activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake

Volunteers are needed to make this year’s Bowl for Kids Sake another success!
Contact: Adam Maiolo
Location: Parkway Lanes Bowling Alley, 327 Ontario St, St. Catharines
Days Needed: Saturday, February 24th, Tuesday, February 27th and Saturday, March 3rd
Find out more:

View Event Poster

Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch

Contact: Kaitlyn Daw

The CMHA has need of volunteers at two upcoming events:

Women and Wellness

  • Date: February 15, 2018
  • Time: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Location: Club Roma (125 Vansickle Rd, St. Catharines)
  • Contact Information: Marlene Campbell, Women and Wellness Volunteer Coordinator
  • Women and Wellness is an annual event hosted to educate guests and provide information on mental health and mental illness. This fundraising event helps to provide immediate counselling services to residents in Niagara with proceeds supporting CMHA Niagara’s Walk-In Counselling program. Ann Dowsett Johnston will be our keynote speaker at this year’s event. We need volunteers to help with donations, ushering, event set up and take down, etc.

Ride Don’t Hide

  • Date: Sunday, June 24
  • Time: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM (shifts vary depending on tasks)
  • Location: Brock University (1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way)
  • Contact information: Kaitlyn Daw, Communications and Events Facilitator (CMHA Niagara)
  • Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride that raises funds for local mental health initiatives provided by CMHA Niagara. This is a family friendly event that welcomes Niagara residents of all ages. There will be food, music, and activities for kids and adults to enjoy post-ride. We will need volunteers to help with registration, set up, event activities, and route marshalling.

Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir

Treble Festival: Treble in Niagara

Contact: Elise Naccarato, Administrative Director, Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir
Address: Silver Spire Church and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Event Date: Saturday April 7, 2018
Time: 9am to 9pm (time allocation varies per task)
Location: Silver Spire Church, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

On April 7 2018, Chorus Niagara and CNCC are hosting the Junior Treble Festival. This event will bring 11 children’s choirs from around the GTA together to work with an internationally renown choral clinician, Rollo Dilworth and bring the arts community in Niagara together. View the event poster here.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the following areas:

  • Kitchen help: CN is proving all the choirs dinner and we are looking for volunteers to help serve the meal and with set up/ clean up
  • Ushers: Concert is at 7:30pm at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
  • Other: Do you have a specific skill set you would like to lend towards this event? We will take your help!

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Contact: Cora Sperry,
Address: 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines |
Sign Up:

There are many volunteer opportunities at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The staff uses a Better Impact database for managing the Volunteer Program; recruiting, scheduling, logging hours and so on are all managed through this system. Potential volunteers can visit the address above to get more information and determine if this is the right fit.

Habitat for Humanity Niagara

Habitat for Humanity Niagara is always looking for volunteers to fill opportunities at its ReStores, Salvage Team, in the office and on the build site.

Contact: Jonna Wolfenberg, Volunteer Coordinator | | 905-685-7395 x402
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Fonthill – 2499 Highway 20 West, Pelham
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grimsby – 185 South Service Road, Grimsby
Habitat for Humanity St. Catharines – 150 Bunting Road, St. Catharines
Hours: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday

Click here to view all volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity. You can also complete an online registration form by clicking here.

Gillian’s Place

Gillian’s Place offers safe shelter and support services to women and children who have suffered domestic abuse.
Office hours: 9:00-4:30, Monday-Friday

Contact: Valerie DuRoss,
Address: 15 Gibson Place, St. Catharines | 905-684-4000 ext 233 |
Areas of need: Social Media | General Office Tasks | Data Entry | Events | Planning
Volunteer Projects:

  • Walk a Mile in HER Shoes: Walk a Mile in HER Shoes ® is a symbolic march that gives men the opportunity to take a stand against the societal restrictions placed on women and specifically the issue of violence against women and children; it shows that men are willing to stand together with women in making the world a safer place for all women and children.
  • Wrapped in Courage Pancake Breakfast: an event to show that it takes the support of an entire community to end DV
  • Vagina Monologues: An Epsodic play focused on empowerment of women.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation: Celebrity Ice Cup

The 4th Annual Rankin Celebrity Ice Cup is an innovative hockey experience allowing amateur hockey players the opportunity to play with and against legendary NHL alumni. This charitable hockey tournament is Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation’s signature yearly event to support Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre, a specialty healthcare facility that excels in providing rehabilitation, complex care, and geriatric services in the Niagara region. Your participation and support allows us to continue to purchase the most up-to-date medical and rehabilitation equipment and upgrade patient care areas to serve our community.

Contact: Nadine Champis,
Location: Gale Centre, Niagara Falls
Hours Needed: Friday, February 23, 7:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Lunch provided.
Volunteers Needed:

  • Scorekeepers
  • Male Locker Room Attendants

I Challenge Diabetes

I Challenge Diabetes is a program focused organization that delivers mentoring, support and education to people with type 1 diabetes.

Contact: Chris Jarvis,
Address: 839 Sheppard Ave West, North York | 877-776-0667 |
Office Hours: Flexible
Areas of need: Data Entry | Website | Commerce & Marketing | Planning
Volunteer Projects:

  • We are working to expand our programming and increase communication for our programs serving families with young children, at-risk youth and develop systems for our sport-specific /adventure based therapies for those with type 1 diabetes.

Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara

The Kristen French CACN provides a safe place to help, heal, end child abuse for Niagara’s children and youth who have experienced alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, become the targets of internet luring, or were the unwilling witness of violence.

Contact: Keegan Langelaan,
Address: 8 Forster Street, St. Catharines | 905 937-5435 Ext 7024 |
Office Hours: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Monday-Friday; some evenings with events
Areas of need: Mentoring
Volunteer Projects:

  • Kristen French CACN is developing a team of young mentors aged 18 and up to support youth 12 to 15 years of age who have experienced abuse and have received help through various programs or counselling. This role requires training, appropriate matching and a dedicated commitment of 1 year. Volunteer Mentors will learn about the impacts of child abuse, resilience, maintaining appropriate boundaries and what means to be a mentor.

Niagara Workforce Planning Board

NWPB is one of 26 local planning boards that make up Ontario’s Local Boards Network. NWPB is a not-for-profit research organization that specializes in local labour market information.

Contact: Mario De Divitiis,
Address: 43 Church St, Suite 705, St. Catharines | 905-641-0801 |
Office Hours: 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Monday-Friday
Areas of need: Mentoring
Volunteer Projects:

  • NWPB delivers a career mentorship program for internationally trained professionals called the Niagara Immigrant Connections Initiative (NICI). This program pairs skilled newcomers with mentors in their field for industry-specific mentorship and career networking. Volunteer mentors commit 12 hours of their time over an approximately 8 week period.

Prom Project Niagara – District School Board of Niagara

Prom Project Niagara is a one day fun free formal wear extravaganza provided by the Education Foundation of Niagara for any student graduating from grade 8 or 12. Set up consists of setting up the inventory received from the community of dresses, suits, shoes, and jewellery into various locations, similar to a retail store. On the day of the event, volunteers help students find their outfits, get to a seamstress if necessary and pick out the right accessories so they can leave ready for their big day. Afterwards, volunteers help to put everything away in the Prom Project Storage Room. Many hands make for light work – as many volunteers as possible will help at this amazing community event for kids!

Contact: Nicole Smith | 905-641-2929, x37710
Address: DSBN Academy, 130 Louth Street, St. Catharines
Dates: Set up Friday April 20 / Event Saturday April 21, 2018

Twenty Valley Tourism Association

Niagara’s Twenty Valley comprises of Beamsville, Vineland, and Jordan in the Town of Lincoln and extends to the City of St. Catharines. We are the gateway to the Niagara Region; a short drive from Toronto or Buffalo, New York. Twenty Valley and the Niagara Escarpment is the largest wine producing region with over 50 vineyards featuring many of the provinces best, boutique wineries. Most are family run, award-winning estates, set in the majestic natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment.

Contact: Kelly Bridger 905-562-3636
Address: 4890 Victoria Ave, North Vineland Station, ON, L0R 2E0
Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
Areas of Need:

  • Events
  • Token sales/guest services
  • Logistics/grounds maintenance
  • Decor
  • Setup/teardown
  • Inventory

Volunteer sign up page:
General events page:

Welland Heritage Council

The Welland Heritage Council provides settlement support to newcomers to Canada and employment and entrepreneur support to the community.

Contact: Lori Webster,
Address: 26 East Main St., Welland | 905.732.5337 |
Office hours: 9:00a.m.-4:30p.m. Monday-Friday
Areas of need: Social Media | General Office Tasks | Website | Mentoring
Volunteer Projects:

  • Front Desk & office support at multiple locations
  • Volunteer business mentor for women entrepreneurs
  • Social media strategist and website support.

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