Volunteer Opportunities



Outdoor Mission Community- Teaching outdoor topic classes/skills, lead hikes, man gear house.

Special Olympics- Needs coaches for spring games

Salvation Army- Help in the thrift store and the front desk

LifeWORKS- help mentor women into work

Pigeon Community Development Center-tutor children with reading and math after school

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

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

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

Creekside Villa- Bingo and Crafts

Maple Leaf Adult Respite- assist w/socializing and activities

Phone Assurance Program- Need volunteers to call shut-ins

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

The ARC of Haywood County- facility maintenance & office work

Haywood of Commerce- needs help working at the office

Four Seasons-caregiver respite, visiting patients

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

Friends of the Smokies- help with outreach programs

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

Haywood Pathways Center- cook groups, instructors, chaplains

Lake Junaluska Golf Course-Course Rangers and attendants

Haywood Waterways- Testing water

Silver Bluff Village- Arts & Crafts, gardening, bingo

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

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

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

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

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

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

REACH- Hotline volunteers, Thrift store workers.

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

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

Haywood County Public Library- jobs throughout the library

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

Haywood County Arts Council- Gallery docent, admin and event assistant

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

Meals on Wheels –need to drivers to fill routes



Circles of Jackson County -Ally to Circle Leader, fundraising, meeting assistance, child care.

HERE in Jackson County- meal delivery, assistance relocating clients, client transportation to appointments.

Appalachian Women’s Museum- assist with programs, archiving, maintenance, lawn work, gardening.

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


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 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

CLEAN SLATE COALITION- transportation, office assistance, mentors


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

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