Canaan Recreation CommitteeThe Recreation Committee plans the summer programs (swimming and afternoon “camp”) for Canaan kids, and occasionally provides other recreation-related activities. The committee meets the fourth Monday of the month.
Contact: Darsi Frederick
Phone: 781-4504
Stoddard Field GardensVolunteer to help maintain the Stoddard Field gardens (designing, planting, weeding or mulching).
Contact: Darsi Frederick
Phone: 781-4504
Senior LunchesWeekly lunches and social time for Canaan residents over 60.
Contact: Joan Shatney or Judy Stelling
Phone: 392-4146 or 392-9053
Meals on WheelsHome delivered meals, Monday through Friday. Volunteer drivers needed! Contact Clayton Lavalle or the Town Clerk.
Contact: Clayton Lavalle
Phone: 781-4458
Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth13640 Route 22, Canaan, NY 12029-3500
A statewide non-profit social service organization with a 116 year history of success working with at-risk children and their families. Known for its outstanding residential treatment program for young men, Berkshire Farm is also a pioneer in responding to local needs and helping to create stronger communities around New York State with community and school-based programs for both boys and girls. Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to: mentoring, individual tutoring, after-school clubs and activities, and residential cottage affiliations.
Phone: 781-4567
Literacy VolunteersAdult literacy tutoring
Contact: Columbia-Greene Career Center
Phone: 828-4181 ext. 5510
Canaan Historical Society, Inc.Maintains the Historical Society building (the former Presbyterian Church) and provides programs on local history during the summer.
Contact: Tammy Flaherty
Red Rock Historical SocietyPO Box 50, East Chatham, NY 12060
Contact: Ginny Nightingale or Nancy Cuddihy
Phone: 392-2286 or 392-6065
The Crellin-Morris AssociationPO Box 8, Chatham, NY 12037
CMA operates a community park and a youth center in Chatham as well as a number of youth sports programs, including track and field, a swim team, and a soccer league; CMA also co-sponsors the CYO basketball league. CMA relies on volunteers to help administer these programs.
Phone: 392-4622
Canaan Protective Fire CompanyCanaan Protective Fire Company serves the Town of Canaan. Volunteers are welcome as fire fighters, EMS and fire police. Drills 2 Mondays a month.
Contact: Carrie Bither
Phone: 781-4081