West Central Community Center

1603 N Belt St
Spokane, WA 99205

(509) 326-9540

westcentralcc.org

Positions: 

Multiple

Location: 

West Central

Focus Area: 

Capacity Building

Populations served: 

All

Time Commitment:

Varies

Mission

 

Enriching Lives. Creating Community.

 

West Central Community Center serves the West Central, Emerson-Garfield and Audubon/Down River neighborhoods providing childcare, health & nutrition services, a medical clinic, programs for developmentally disabled adults and recreation activities for youth and adults.

 

Programs

 

Youth Development

 

The Youth Development & Recreation program (WCYD) provides a variety of positive activities for the youth in our community including camps, clubs, sports and leadership classes.   Our dedicated, connected staff make a lasting impression on the youth who participate in our programs, providing skills and abilities that serve them well into adulthood.

 

Before and After School Program

Serving children ages 5 to 12, enrichment activities include organized sports, arts and crafts, S.T.E.M., guest speakers, field trips, movies and much more.  Free drop-off and pick-up are provided for Holmes, Audubon and Spokane Public Montessori elementary schools.

 

Summer Day Camp

Children ages 5 to 12 spend their summer exploring the community, swimming, attending special events and numerous other activities ensuring a safe and fun-filled summer vacation.

 

WIC

 

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is a vital service available at WCCC, providing important health and nutrition education, breastfeeding support for new mothers, and access to healthy foods to help support healthy families. Our WIC office serves four sites, West Central Community Center, Cheney /United Methodist Church, Fairchild Air Force Base, and Airway Heights.

 

Supportive Services

 

The Community Inclusion and Learning Skills programs provide activities and opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to socialize, connect with others and experience what our community has to offer. 

 

Learning Skills is a structured program providing recreational activities, skill building and advocacy for adult clients.

 

Community Inclusion offers clients recreation and activities within the community.  One-to-one or group field trips include bowling, clubs, classes and many other experiences for fun and friendships.

Volunteering at West Central Community Center

Learning Skills Center Volunteer

 

Volunteers assist with community activities in our Learning Skills Center for persons with developmental disabilities by providing support where neededmaintaining accountability and safety of clients, and treating all clients with the utmost respect. The assignment may involve teaching art, music, or cooking classes to clientschaperoning outings such as bowling; and assisting in daily activities including lunch and interpersonal interactions.

 

WINNING BEHAVIORS, COMPETENCIES, AND SKILLS

 

· Establishes and maintains healthy interpersonal relationships with team members

· Desire to make a difference in the lives of developmentally disabled community members

· Flexible, self-starter

· Music, arts & crafts, or cooking experience for instructing clients

 

Community Events - Volunteer Opportunities

 

Neighbor Day Festival

 

This fun summer carnival brings together numerous partnering agencies, organizations and companies. Children and parents enjoy carnival games, bouncy houses, face painting, free food and community booths in a fair-like atmosphere.

 

Hallowfest

 

Held the Friday before Halloween, this evening of fall fun serves neighborhood families. Participants can play games, make crafts, and catch a magic show while accessing information on local services and agencies who can offer assistance to those in need.

 

Winterfest

 

One of our most loved events, Winterfest treats children and their families to a delicious winter feast, provided by Women and Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen, along with games, crafts and gifts. Santa also makes an appearance for photos and candy canes!

 

Coats 4 Kids

 

For many years, the West Central Community Center has partnered with KXLY 4 News serving as one of numerous distribution sites across the county. Hundreds of coats, hats and gloves are distributed to area families to ensure that children will be warm when winter comes.

 

First Responders Luncheon

 

First Responders Luncheon honors the brave women and men who serve in the Spokane Police Department, the County Sherriff’s Office and the Spokane Fire Department. Those who gone “above and beyond” will be recognized at this inaugural luncheon.

 

Annual School Supply Giveaway

 

Partnering with the General Store, West Central Community Center distributes tens of thousands of dollars worth of school supplies to children in the community.

Visit Us:

YMCA Corporate Office

1126 N Monroe St

Spokane, WA 99201

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