Volunteer Opportunities for the Spring

By Haywood Community Connections | Apr 02, 2013

Volunteers are needed this spring at many organizations, even if it's an hour!!


  • THE HAYWOOD COUNTY SMART START FREE KIDS FEST- April 27th 10am to 2:pm ,need people to volunteer for at least an hour: helping staff literature booths, serving coffee.
  • HAYWOOD HISTORIC FARMERS MARKET- market manager/director, special programs
  • HEALTH HAYWOOD- partner to keep our County healthy
  • THE ARC OF HAYWOOD COUNTY- facility maintenance & office work.
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – needs help building houses, help at the Habitat Store
  • THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN- looking for cooks, servers, assistance w/fundraiser
  • AMERICAN YOUTH SOCCER ORG- referees, line painters, concession stand
  • AUTUMN CARE- Sit with a friend, teach a craft to the seniors
  • BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS- in need of Big Brothers and Sisters in the community and school programs
  • SARGES ANIMAL RESCUE- transport drivers, foster homes for cats & dogs, office help
  • FRIENDS OF THE SMOKIES- help with outreach programs
  • HRMC HOSPICE – new opportunities at the Homestead House, greeters, answer phones
  • HAYWOOD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY- assortment of jobs throughout the library
  • STAR RANCH- help care for abused horses and assist with homeless cats
  • HAYWOOD CHRISTIAN MINISTRY- receive donations of clothing & goods, 4 hour shifts
  • MEALS ON WHEELS –need to drivers to fill routes-especially in Bethel area
  • SPECIAL OLYMPICS- coaches and mentors,  practice starts soon
  • THE OPEN DOOR- assistance in the dining room/kitchen, thrift shop, food pantry
  • HAYWOOD COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL- variety of arts related jobs
  • HAYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- needs help working at the office
  • REACH- Hotline volunteers, Thrift store workers
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CLINIC- needs front desk office help
  • KARE- Light Reception, mornings, Personal Safety Program
  • HAYWOOD WATERWAYS ASSOC- assistance with collecting water samples
  • HAYWOOD SPAY/NEUTER- office, spay/neuter on-site transport help (loading, unloading, assisting clients, prepping crates), and trap-neuter-return
  • BETHEL RURAL COMMUNITY ORG. -man food bank pantry for needy, 2nd Wed monthly
  • SMOKY MT. HEALTH CARE & REHAB CENTER- assist with activities
  • HAYWOOD CO TDA VISTOR CENTERS- looking for assistance to man centers, greet people
  • HAYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- person to man phones, greet customers
  • HAYWOOD BAPTIST RELIEF CENTER- help in food pantry, thrift store
  • LIFEWORKS- assist women w/job skills- needs drivers, meal coordinator
  • NEW COVENANT CHURCH- person to take video at Sunday service
  • THE GREAT LAURELS OF JUNALUSKA- assist with odd and ends projects for residents.
  • PATHWAYS THRIFT STORE- process items, clerks
  • GUARDIAN AD LITEM - advocates in the court system for children who are abused or neglected.


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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