Enriching lives by providing the community with cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities.


More than 500 volunteers help to make the Kenan Center a premier arts, cultural and recreational center serving the eastern Niagara region. There are numerous opportunities to get involved, and also to fit your skills and interests, from caring for the Center’s formal gardens and assisting with gallery exhibits and art installation, to coaching a youth soccer team. There are also opportunities to assist at special events like the annual Niagara Wine & Beer Tasting Fest and 100 American Craftsmen show. Those who like sharing a common interest with others may wish to join one of our affiliate groups, which not only support the Kenan Center through fundraising events, but also offer a pleasurable social outlet. Volunteers also enjoy an annual Holiday Volunteer Recognition Party hosted by the Kenan Center staff in the beautifully decorated Kenan Center House. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Kenan Center, call Alyssa Mays at (716) 433-2617, ext. 104.

Student Community Service Hours

The Kenan Center is happy to work with middle and high school students who must complete community service hours. Students who have an interest in furthering their knowledge in specific areas such as art, education, horticulture, sports and recreation, history, and performing arts may find the Kenan Center an ideal fit. We also have numerous opportunities for administrative assistance and groundswork. If interested, plase call the Business Office at (716) 433-2617.

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Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.