Community volunteer opportunities for September

By Haywood Community Connections | Sep 02, 2014

Take some time and volunteer in our community, call the Haywood Jackson Volunteer Center at 356-2833 for more information.

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

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

Haywood County Arts Council- Gallery 86, shifts from 10 to 1, 1 to 5

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

Mountain Projects- receptionist, phone assurance program

Meals on Wheels –need to drivers to fill routes, need secretary for Friends

Haywood County Public Library- NEW- Giving Garden, assortment of jobs throughout the library

Circles of Hope- mentor, serve on committee, new program

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

HRMC Hospice – help needed with a new program, Vet to Vet program

The Community Kitchen- looking for cooks, servers, assistance w/fundraiser

REACH- Hotline volunteers, Thrift store workers

Good Samaritan Clinic- needs front desk office help

Haywood Chamber Of Commerce- needs help working at the office

Star Ranch- help with health care for rescued horses

Haywood Regional Medical Center Auxiliary- front desk, patient escorts

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

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

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

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

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

LifeWORKS- help mentor women into work

Creekside Villa- Bingo and Crafts

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

Friends of the Smokies- help with outreach programs

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

Barium Springs- mentors for youth

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

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

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

Special Olympics- coaches and mentors

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

Haywood Co Recs and Park- work in parks, help with programs

Haywood Waterways Assoc- Help clean up our streams

Mountain Mediation- mediate court and civil cases

Haywood Chamber of Commerce- person to man phones, greet customers

Pathways Thrift Store- process items, clerks

KARE- Light Reception, mornings, assists with Personal Safety Program

Healthy Haywood- partner to keep our County healthy

The ARC of Haywood County- facility maintenance & office work.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program: If you are over 55 years of age, you can receive a limited amount of mileage coverage and supplementary insurance while you are volunteering.

For more information, call John at the Volunteer Center 356-2833

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