Volunteer Opportunities

April

HAYWOOD COUNTY

Taste of Chocolate- April 21st– The Haywood Jackson Volunteer Center fundraiser

Autumn Care- Sit with a friend, teach a craft to the seniors

Barium Springs- mentors for youth

Friends of the Smokies- help with outreach programs

Haywood Pathways Center- cook groups, instructors, chaplains

KARE-School Safety Program from kindergarten through fifth grade, to teach children about personal                          safety Healthy Haywood. 

LifeWORKS- help mentor women into work

Sarges Animal Rescue- transport drivers, foster homes for cats & dogs, office help

Creekside Villa- Bingo and Crafts

Habitat For Humanity – needs help building houses, help at the Habitat Store

Phone Assurance Program- Need volunteers to call shut-ins

Star Ranch- help with health care for rescued horses

HRMC Hospice –Assist with a variety of jobs, office work to sitting with clients

Hazelwood Elementary School Library-shelving books, helping in library

Haywood Chamber Of Commerce- needs help working at the office

The ARC of Haywood County- facility maintenance & office work

Haywood Spay/Neuter- office, spay/neuter on-site transport help (loading, unloading assisting clients, prepping crates), and trap-neuter-return

Pigeon Community Development Center- transportation, children with reading and math

Circles of Hope- mentor, serve on committee

Haywood Christian Ministries- receive donations of clothing & goods, 4 hour shifts

The Great Laurels of Junaluska- assist with odd and ends projects for residents

Bethel Rural Community Org. -man food bank pantry for needy, 2nd Wed monthly

Haywood County Arts Council- Gallery 86, need bookkeeper, office help

REACH- Hotline volunteers, Thrift store workers.

Lifespan- instructors, art class intern, one on one education, office support

Foster Grandparents- help a pre-school or elementary age child, stipend available if you meet guidelines

American Youth Soccer Org- referees, line painters, concession stand

Haywood Co TDA Visitor Centers- looking for assistance to man centers, greet people

The Community Kitchen- looking for cooks, servers, dates available

Mountain Mediation- Mediate court and civil cases, office help needed

Meals on Wheels –need to drivers to fill routes

Big Brothers/Big Sisters- in need of Big Brothers and Sisters in the community and school programs

Haywood Regional Medical Center Auxiliary- gift shop, front desk, patient escorts

Literacy Program of Buncombe Co- reading tutor

Smoky MT. Health Care & Rehab Center- assists with activities

The Open Door- assistance in the dining room/kitchen, thrift shop, food pantry

Haywood Waterways- Testing water

Maggie Valley Chamber & Vistor Center- people to work on special events

Haywood County Public Library- jobs throughout the library

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)- councilors needed to help with Medicare

Guardian AD Litem – advocates in the court system for children who are abused or neglected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACKSON COUNTY

Sylva Linings Resale Store- sorting, help at register

Freinds of the Library- Sorting, pricing, register help

MEDWEST Hospice- help at desk or help with patients

PROJECT FIRE- starting Nov 1st, help cut wood 1st Sat of the month

PROJECT CARE- help in shop 4hrs on Mon/Wed mornings

DISABILITY PARTNERS THRIFT STORE- help in store, pick-ups

UNITED CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES- answer phones, package food

JACKSON COUNTY HOME DELIVERED MEALS – volunteers needed to deliver meals to shut-ins one day a week, 38 people on the waiting list.

MOUNTAIN TRACE NURSING- take time help and sit with a senior.

GOLDEN AGE SENIOR CENTER – Golden Steppers (line dancers) and Goldenairs (singers) need volunteers to join them to perform in nursing homes.

JACKSON COUNTY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER- cooking, cleaning, filing, assisting with programs

CASHIERS HIGHLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY- work with animals, cleaning

COMMUNITY TABLE- help serve meals, food pantry, backpack program

GUARDIAN AD LITEM – volunteers needed to serve as advocates in the court system for abused or neglected children

JACKSON COUNTY DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES –drive agency vehicles to county garage for maintenance.

JACKSON COUNTY RED CROSS- needs help with clerical and greeters at blood drives each month.

FULL SPECTRUM FARMS- need help preparing the garden for spring

SKYAND CARE CENTER- bingo and crafts

 

For more information, call the Volunteer Center 356-2833.

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