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Be a Friend…Volunteer Program

“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948); Indian Political And Spiritual Leader

Do you have experiences to share? Want to give back to your community?

If you’re a compassionate person and want to share in making a difference in the lives of others while making a difference in your life, then become a volunteer within one of our programs. We’re seeking volunteers to assist our individuals to enjoy things such as singing,dancing & music; arts & crafts; taking a walk through the park; or just enjoying a good book.

Become a volunteer and be a friend today!
*Must be at least 18 years of age*

Reasons to volunteer:

  • Learn or develop a new skill
  • Be a part of your community
  • Develop a sense of achievement
  • Enhance your career options
  • Meet a diverse range of people
  • Show others your motivated
What do our program volunteers do?

  • Reading a good book
  • Sewing
  • Gardening
  • Bingo
  • Play the piano
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Bird watching
  • Woodworking
  • Photography
  • Play board games
  • Play video games
  • Take a walk in the neighborhood

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an important part of The Resource Center. If you have a desire to improve the lives of others, The Resource Center has volunteer opportunities for you. By volunteering at TRC, you’ll be giving yourself an invaluable gift – the satisfaction of knowing that your kindness has made a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

**Currently, opportunities exist at our Lakeshore Drive Day Hab & Clinic located in Dunkirk NY. We are looking for volunteers to assist individuals who may use wheelchairs or need assistance navigating from the Day Hab to the Clinic for scheduled appointments that take place Monday – Friday between the hours of 830am and 3pm.

We are also looking for volunteers who would be interested in sharing their love and enthusiasm for arts, crafts, music, reading or other activities of interest with people at one of our day programs or with someone who lives in one of the 30 homes that The Resource Center operates throughout Chautauqua County.

Some training and background clearance are required.

Volunteer Application Process

  1. Complete application packet one of four ways:
    1. Fill out the online application below
    2. Print the application packet
    3. Call 661-1429 to request a packet be mailed to you
    4. Pick up the packet from our Administrative Offices located at 200 Dunham Avenue
  2. Return the entire packet to our Administrative Offices located at 200 Dunham Avenue. If you are mailing your materials, please include “attention Director, Learning and Development—program volunteer” on the envelope.
  3. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a member of one of our program areas.
  4. If the opportunity to volunteer in one of our program areas is extended to you, we will then schedule a criminal background check and agency training for you.

Download an application packet today!

Or, if you prefer to apply online, please use the online form below and click submit!


Fill out my online form.

What people say

"We are extremely grateful for The Resource Center or any group that donates or volunteers, because we serve a lot of people in need in the community."

Patricia Sharp, Community Helping Hands Office Manager

"Southern Tier Brewing Company is happy to bring jobs back to the local economy. Our relationship is important with The Resource Center because it gives us an opportunity to provide meaningful work to people with disabilities. Additionally, they are providing a wonderful service for us."

Jim Maione, Director of Distribution, Southern Tier Brewing Company

"The Resource Center's Primary Care Staff have been helpful and responsive to my health concerns. I am able to see my provider the same day I contact the office with a need."

Amanda S. – Patient

"I’ve used the clients at The Resource Center in the past and their quality is excellent and their work ethic is very good. The clients knew what the expected quality level was and where it needed to be."

Mike Richner, Manufacturing Manager, Dahlstrom Roll Form