Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center
Welcome to N4Cs!

A place where every generation can gather!


In 1997 Elsie Buyers had a vision of starting a community center for youth of the area to gather. The hard work and fundraising efforts of many over 10 years finally realized Elsie’s dream. While the names of political and community leaders and local citizens are too numerous to mention they were all critical in the creation of this beautiful facility.

The N4Cs is Elsie’s legacy bestowed upon this part of Columbia County and beyond. Her family continues to support the Center to this day.

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Call for Volunteers

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re interested in helping with any events or programs! It takes many, many hands to make these events happen and therefore we can always use extra volunteers. Call N4Cs or email us at to see how you can help. Want to volunteer consistently? We will supply a free membership for volunteers who work 8-10 hours a week!

Listed below are the different ways in which N4Cs is in need of active volunteers. Most opportunities have flexibility in regards to the commitment level and time involved, so don’t hesitate if you can only give a little! If you have questions or are interested, please contact Jay at or by phone at 570-925-0163. Feel free to tell your friends and family- you don’t have to be a member to volunteer!!



Event Volunteers

Individuals who sign up will help with setting up tables and chairs, decorating, taking tickets, cleaning up post-event, and in some situations cooking. Each volunteer will only be responsible for 1-2 tasks.

Cleaning Volunteers

Like to clean and organize? Help us keep our facility clean by volunteering to clean bathrooms, floors, walls, fitness machines, and more! We know this work isn’t easy, so we will supply a free membership to those who can commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week.

Our Beginning

Opening its doors in 2007 with the hard work and dedication of the Buyers family, the Northern Columbia Community and Cultural Center provides year round recreational programming from toddlers to senior citizens.

The Center has an overwhelming positive impact and is a vital role in our community.  The Center brings together people from all walks of life to teach and to learn, to help and be helped, to laugh and to play, to sweat and to dance! It offers a broad range of programs and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of local residents. The N4Cs is a vibrant place both inside and out!

Please take a few minutes to browse our website and learn about all we have to offer and become a growing group of members here in Benton!