Dunbar Center Seeks Volunteers

The Dunbar Center is gearing up to reopen.

The center held a community meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21, to hear input from residents about what programs and events it could offer in the future.

For now, the center is offering a few programs for seniors, a small after school program and weekly Zumba classes, which began Wednesday, Oct. 22. Weekly Zumba Fitness begins at 5:30 p.m. in the upstairs gym, runs for an hour and is offered for $2.

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation, contact the center at (315) 760-3155 or email thenewdunbar@gmail.com.


Current Volunteer Needs at the Dunbar Center:

October-December 2014

Volunteer Board Members:

  • Key resource positions
  • Volunteers for social/skill building activities

Keiair Everson-Brown, 7, colors at the Dunbar Center's after school program in 2011. | File photo

*Includes arts, crafts, tutoring, mentoring, gardening, cooking & nutrition, dance, recreational activities and any special skill you wish to share!

  • Volunteers for following positions:
    • Receptionist
    • Office Assistant
    • Senior Services assistant
    • Youth Services program assistant
    • Activities assistant
    • Janitor
    • Maintenance worker
    • IT Systems Coordinator
    • Social Worker
  • Project leader: “Adopt-A-Family”
  • Adopt a specific family with specific tangible needs that have been identified by a case manager. This project is limited to three months for each family and is targeted to the families who come to Dunbar with no resources or supports in their lives.

*Examples of support include: undergarments, clothing, shoes, purse/wallet,   personal hygiene items, diapers, formula, infant/children’s clothing, food items, Bibles, uplifting books & magazines, etc.

  • Project leader: “Food Pantry”
  • Help restock the community food pantry for use by individuals and families needing assistance.

*Includes: canned goods and non-perishable foods

  • Seasonal Donations:
    • Thanksgiving items
    • Christmas items
    • Cold weather clothing (hats, gloves, scarves, coats, etc.)