Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are crucial to the success of CDP and assist in Neighborhood Centers, Head Start Centers, and with fundraising events and opportunities. Current volunteer needs are as follows:

General Neighborhood Center Volunteer: Answers phones, takes messages, assists customers with a monthly food package, greets customers.

Thrift Store Volunteer (Gouverneur or Canton Centers): Assists with sorting and organizing donations, folding clothes, and otherwise assisting in the thrift store-Thrift Store Volunteers may also be a General Center Volunteer.

Food Truck Volunteer: These volunteers are on-call for a food truck delivery. We call volunteers the day before a scheduled delivery to assist us with unloading the truck and stocking shelves. Deliveries are typically on Wednesdays at all of the Neighborhood Centers.

Neighborhood Center Workshop Presenters: Do you have a skill that you could teach others? The Neighborhood Centers offer workshops and look for new ideas and presenters.

Head Start Kitchen Volunteers: Assist with preparing meals for the children and clean-up.

Head Start Maintenance & Cleaning Volunteers: Assist with cleaning the centers and/or playground cleaning and maintenance.

Head Start Classroom Volunteers: Assist in the classrooms with the Head Start children. These volunteers help to role model behaviors and often read to the children as a guest reader.

Event Volunteers: Volunteers are needed for our annual Tour de Potsdam 5k walk/run. Volunteers assist with people registering for the event and directing and encouraging participants throughout the race. Occasionally other events arise that need assistance-please call (315) 386-1102 for current opportunities.

Fundraising Volunteers: Sometimes outside groups assist in fundraising efforts by hosting an event and/or food drive. Food donations are accepted at all of the Neighborhood Centers. If you’re interested in hosting a fundraising event to benefit CDP, please call the CDP Executive Director at (315) 386-1102.

For further information about volunteering in our Neighborhood Centers or Head Start Program, please contact your local Neighborhood Center or the Head Start Director.

Canton Neighborhood Center: (315) 386-3541

Colton/Pierrepont/Parishville Neighborhood Center: (315) 244-0069

Gouverneur Neighborhood Center: (315) 287-3370

Massena Neighborhood Center: (315) 764-0050

Ogdensburg Neighborhood Center: (315) 393-5561

Potsdam Neighborhood Center: (315) 265-3920

Head Start: (315) 386-1102