LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 Augustine Literacy P roject – Brevard – Virtual or Face to Face Tutors (your choice) Wendi Adair, Executive Director email@example.com (828) 508-2254 https://augustineproject-brevard.org/ Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard helps improve the reading, writing, and spelling abilities of low-income students who struggle with literacy skills. The project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, 1:1 instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach and Wilson Reading System® materials. Augustine Literacy Project is partnered with all the elementary schools in Transylvania County (Rosman Elementary, Brevard Elementary, TC Henderson Elementary, Pisgah Forest Elementary, and Brevard Academy). Please click the Become a Tutor button on our home page of our website.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of W estern North Carolina Lelia Duncan Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 828-253-1470 BBBSWNC is most grateful for the interest of Lake Toxaway Charities for its commitment in encouraging its donors to volunteer. The heart and soul of Big Brothers Big Sisters are the "Bigs" volunteer mentors. As BBBSWNC expands in Transylvania County, a minimum of 30 "Bigs" willing to work one on one with at-risk youth will be needed for as little as a few hours per month. Potential mentors may apply on line through the BBBSWNC website or by mail. An interview will be conducted followed by training on all aspects of becoming a "Big" and the BBBS resources and support available. A match will be made depending on a broad range of variables including interests and special talents or needs. BBBSWNC is creating and supporting safe COVID conscious precautions with Rosman schools as well as socially distanced outdoor activities.
Blue R idge Free Dental Clinic – Volunteer Dentists Needed Melanie Jones email@example.com 828-743-3393 P.O. Box 451 Cashiers, NC 28717 They need retired dentists to volunteer to help at the BRFD clinic. If interested please reach out to Melanie Jones and say you heard about the opportunity from LTC.
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LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 God’s W ay Food Pantry Lydia Perry, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 828-884-7793 525 Tanasee Gap Rd Balsam Grove, NC 28708 https://www.godswayfoodpantry.org/ Come volunteer at the God’s Way Food Panty at God’s Way Fellowship every other Saturday. You can help load vehicles with food or help bag fruits & vegetables. Proper Covid-19 protocols are followed including a temperature check. Gloves and masks are provided if needed. Please check our calendar on our website for upcoming distribution days to volunteer.
The Children’s Center of Transylvania County Kathie Williams email@example.com (828) 885-7286 95 S Johnson St. Brevard, NC 28712 The "best" volunteer opportunities are on-going. 1. Front office (answering phones, greeting people, getting diapers etc.) is usually a weekly shift of 3 1/2 hours either mornings or afternoon. 2. The other on-going service is the Nurturing Program. The volunteer is matched with a family member to provide parenting skills information and one-on-one support. This can be coordinated by the volunteer and the client. Can be very intensive or more casual depending on the assessment by the volunteer and staff. There are very good training materials and back-up support for this program. Can be extremely rewarding for both parties. Anyone interested can come in and talk to them for more details or call the office.
The Cindy P latt Boys & Girls Club – Volunteer Opportunities Jamie Atkinson Assistant Executive Director Jatkinson@bgctransylvania.org 828-885-7800 Please call them at the number above to learn of volunteer opportunities and request an application. A background check will be performed.
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LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 Earthshine Nature P rogram s Steve O'Neil Executive Director 828-606-8939 firstname.lastname@example.org Due to covid, we are very limited in the use of volunteers, however, if infection numbers continue to drop as they have been recently, we may be able to start taking on volunteers during the mid-summer of 2021. Duties would include: assisting with outreach programming, running errands such as picking up injured wildlife and shuttling them to/from local veterinarians and/or to and/from my classroom or other local wildlife rehabilitators.
The Fam ily P lace – m ultiple volunteer opportunities Erin Drew Executive Director email@example.com 828-883-4857 https://www.thefamilyplacenc.com/ The Family Place is moving forward. Our programs are up and running, mostly in person with a virtual/hybrid option, thanks to a lot of community partners. We have been able to use camps, churches, and community centers in order to meet in person safely and socially distant as our facilities have limited indoor space. We've been grateful for all the warm and beautiful weather so we can hold the majority of our programs outdoors. Virtual fatigue is real with our families. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities we have at present and upcoming. They are: 1. An experienced computer programmer. We need assistance with our database development in Apricot, specifically with the reporting functions. A non-disclosure agreement is required as it will entail working with our families records as well as our Connect clients. 2. We need volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at our Brevard location to work at our reception desk, greet families, and assist with answering phones, the inputting of data, etc. Our reception desk is now enclosed with plexiglass and we follow COVID-19 safe practices. 3. We will be assembling at home kits for children/parents as an option for families for the upcoming winter months and could use a couple of volunteers to assist with this. 4. If you have someone experienced in marketing our board would welcome them on their committee as we develop our marketing plan. Page 3 of 17
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5. GetSet Volunteer Opportunity We will need a group of volunteers to stuff approximately 400 take home bags. This is done at Keystone Camp with COVID-19 safety procedures in place. Diane Nelson is the lead for this project and I would connect you with her if this is something you all would be interested in. We, The Family Place, will have additional opportunities in the spring regarding our Learning Gardens and (hopefully) the much needed expansion of our Brevard location.
Four Seasons Foundation Paige Wheeler Executive Director 828-513-2440 firstname.lastname@example.org Because of Covid 19 we have had a tremendous shift in the number of volunteers we have been able to utilize with our patients. Also, our Home Store and Administrative volunteers have also decreased. As we begin to shift into a higher level of vaccinations, we will need many more volunteers in all areas.
Free R ein, I nc. Brittany McCathern Volunteer Coordinator 828-883-3375 Free Rein could not operate without our volunteers. We have anywhere from 100 to 200 volunteers involved with supporting lessons, horse care, fundraising, office work, community outreach, and social media. Our two main categories are lessons and horse care. During lessons, volunteers are horse leaders that assist students to groom and prepare their horse for riding, and then lead the horse during the lesson or volunteers are sidewalkers that walk with the rider to ensure stability and safety on the horse and assist the student to focus on the lesson. Training is provided for both these positions. Horse care volunteers work directly with the horses in feeding, care, mucking stalls, walking and exercise and assisting in keeping the herd happy and healthy. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Brittany McCathern at 828-883-3375.
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LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 Handshake Am erica I nc. We need volunteers who can one or more perform the following duties. School Ambassadors: Ambassadors serve an important role by helping to identify gritty and coachable students for the program. This role requires developing good rapport with the school before the program year begins. The time commitment is no more than 15 minutes when school updates are needed. Ambassador volunteers can apply on our website. We are currently seeking 8-10 volunteers to fill this role. https://www.handshakeamerica.org/ambassadors Coaches: Our coaches serve a crucial role in the development of our student athletes because they lead and coach the students for success. This role requires a one-year commitment to attend eight ninety-minute sessions. Interested volunteers can apply to serve as a coach on our website. We are currently seeking 4 coaches to serve in the year 2022. https://www.handshakeamerica.org/coaches Event Volunteers: These volunteers play an important role in successful event operation. We need 6-8 volunteers who can assist a few times annually anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours. Interested volunteers may contact Doug Probst (President) by email at email@example.com or Trey Quillin (Interim Executive Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Haven of Transylvania County Emily Lowery Executive Director email@example.com 828-877-2040 We currently had to remove all volunteers from the shelters due to the risk of COVID. We are developing new ways for volunteer opportunities. Our Board has positions openings and we are forming a fundraising committee. These might be two places for people to serve.
Lake Toxaw ay Com m unity Club (Com m unity Center) We need help on Friday Night dinners. We are always looking for volunteers in the kitchen, the Bargain Barn and grounds keeping. People can contact Susan Breedlove at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-553-8944.
M eals on W heels We are always looking for substitute drivers to fill in for our regular route drivers who may be ill or on vacation. We now have 10 routes assigned to drivers. Routes for one driver generally consist of 8 to 10 deliveries. The meals are picked up at Transylvania Regional Hospital. The volunteer driver will be given a direction sheet. After the deliveries are completed, the driver Page 5 of 17
LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 returns the hot and cold food containers to the hospital. The process usually take about an hour or so. If you are interested in getting on the Substitute List pleased call our coordinator, Erin Frady at 828-883-3743 and she can get you started.
M edAssist of M ecklenburg (they com e to Transylvania County) Andria Tindall Volunteer Coordinator for MedAssist of Mecklenburg email@example.com Our largest need for volunteers will be at our mobile event in Brevard in the Spring. We will need about 20 volunteers to help us run our drive-thru mobile pharmacy program. Volunteers can sign up for any shift to help set up on. Shift times vary, but are available from 8am – 2:30pm. If anyone is interested in volunteering for the event, they can contact Andria Tindall at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online at https://medassist.org/volunteer/
M ountainCare, I nc. MountainCare is currently seeking volunteers in the Transylvania County area to assist with our development efforts. We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate individuals who are driven to help others through advocating for our services, fundraising, and building our community of support. For more information, please contact Sunny-Dae Larson, M ountainCare’s
Developm ent Coordinator, at 828-277-3399 or em ail developm ent@m tncare.org .
M ountain R oots, I nc. Ali Holroyd Lien Executive Director email@example.com 828-384-4629 Mountain Roots is growing our Board of Directors over the next year. We are seeking committed community members that enjoy the outdoors and understand the value of connecting kids and families to hands-on activities outdoors. Our board meets 4-6 times per year with committee meetings on the alternating months. To learn more about the Mountain Roots Board and the current positions we have available, please email Ali Holroyd Lien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 M uddy Sneakers, I nc. Muddy Sneakers is currently welcoming volunteers with professional experience in sales, marketing, writing, editing, storytelling, fundraising, or event planning. As we are a small organization, harnessing our community’s collective experience helps us deepen our impact in the communities we currently serve and strategically grow our impact throughout the state. We work with interested volunteers on a project-by-project basis to accommodate the organization’s current needs and volunteers’ time. Our goal is to provide meaningful engagement with the organization that gives all volunteers a sense of pride in bringing the Muddy Sneakers’ mission to life while also serving our shared community in creative ways. For more information, please reach out to Hannah Latragna at hannah@m uddysneakers.org .
P isgah Legal Services Pisgah Legal is supported by more than 400 volunteers who help us achieve our mission. Last year volunteers donated more than 12,000 hours, including 3,343 hours donated by volunteer attorneys. Non-attorney volunteers assist with office duties and client intakes, as well as through special programs like Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment and tax preparation assistance. Local volunteers also serve as ambassadors for Pisgah Legal to make connections to other local nonprofits, donors, and potential clients. In Transylvania County, we are actively seeking Volunteer Lawyers through our Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer (MAVL) and Emeritus Attorneys Giving Legal Expertise (EAGLE) programs. Both practicing and retired attorneys provide pro bono legal advice and representation to lowincome clients across Western North Carolina. Volunteer Lawyers can work from home and this work is suitable for seasonal residents. I nterested volunteer law yers should contact Beth
Herrm an email@example.com or Tracey W alker firstname.lastname@example.org for m ore inform ation.
R ise & Shine Laura Leatherwood Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com (828)506-2480 Rise & Shine has a wonderful group of community volunteers but we can always use 5 -6 more. When the Covid-19 situation is over we plan to increase the number of scholars that we are serving so at that point, we will need 10 -15 more volunteers. These volunteer tutors are critical for our program. Our volunteer tutors work with an individual scholar for an hour long session. During that time they complete homework and school projects, read together, and work on targeted academic skills. The relationship that develops shows the scholar that they are supported and loved. Currently, our tutors come one or two days per week. The schedule can be flexible based on the volunteer's availability. Rise & Shine operates Monday through Thursday from 3:30 until 5:00 pm. Page 7 of 17
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For more information about the Rise & Shine after school program or volunteering contact Laura Leatherwood, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (828)5062480.
SAFE COURT ADVOCATE The goal of the Family Resource Center (FRC) is to ensure the client feels s/he has a support team surrounding them to help them navigate the legal system in pursuit of justice against their offender. The Court Advocate is a part of this team. In this role, they will provide support and reassurance to clients as they appear in court. For many, this may be the first time they will come face to face with their offender, which understandably can be a frightening or intimidating experience. Because of this tension, many of our clients never make it to court. Due to the significant uncertainty of this step, it is often the most nerve-racking part for the client, and therefore the time when many turn back. The role of Court Advocate then, is paramount in making sure the client has a sense of calm (as much as possible,) and a measure of unwavering support from someone they trust, and is known to them as part of their support team. Arrive at 8:30 AM to meet with client. Calendar call begins promptly at 9:00 AM usually on Tuesdays Thursdays and client must be in place in the courtroom for this. • At the direction of the Court Navigator, introduce yourself to the client • Provide moral support and listen to any concerns the client has. Determine if any need addressing prior to entering the courtroom. (Consult with Court Navigator if necessary.) • Reassure the client and ensure the client understands you believe him or her. • Provide a physical barrier in the courtroom between client and defendant to avoid stares, intimidation, etc. • If there is an apparent threat, arrange for a Sheriff’s deputy to escort the client, and possibly yourself, out of the courthouse • A criminal background check is required for this position. COMMUNITY OUTREACH EDUCATION Make presentations to schools, social service agencies, churches, businesses & professional groups that help increase awareness and understanding of domestic & sexual violence. Provide prevention education to school students that helps youth recognize abuse and develop healthy relationships. Present educational workshops that cover topics such as safety planning, domestic violence assessment, and the effects of abuse on children and community. Represent SAFE at outreach sites throughout the county and Cashiers to provide information about SAFE and its services. Place information in outlying communities.
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LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 KIDS’ SPACE Be available Mondays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM to interact with a small group of children staying at Stacey’s House (typically 3-7 kids) during their weekly support group led by SAFE’s Child Advocates while mothers are in their own group therapy. • Assist Child Advocates with the teaching of resiliency and life skills through hands-on activities. • Participate as a caring and supportive adult by modeling healthy interaction and play with children. • A criminal background check is required for this position. SAFE ATTIC Work in area assigned by staff based on need. Greet and assist arriving customers. Write tax receipts for customers bringing in donations and thank them. Sort through donations determining whether an item is salable or not. Hang, tag and price clothing, linens and other items according to charts in Pricing Notebooks. Help change out stock. Place new stock out on the sales floor at the direction of Attic staff. Assure that jewelry, household goods and books are neatly displayed in appropriate areas. Assist with window design, customer service, store maintenance, cash register operation and bagging. Check dressing rooms to assure they are empty of clothing. Assist Attic staff in cleaning the store and monitoring customers. SAFE INTERIORS Greet arriving customers and offer help. Watch activity around the showroom— having more than one available person minimizes waiting and provides safety. Help bag/box items as needed at register and wrap up breakable items. Assist in bringing in smaller donations and take them to the back workshop area. Write tax receipts for customers bringing in donations and thank them. Assure that all items on the sales floor have a completed price tag attached. Keep furniture and décor neat and clean. Assist Interiors staff in cleaning the store and monitoring customers. SAFE OFFICE FRONT DESK/RECEPTION Answer multi-line telephone & transfer calls or take messages. Greet walk-in visitors. Log phone calls and walk-in visitors. Keep track of staff availability. Data entry on computer (will train to task). Assist with tidying and cleaning of reception area. Assist with mail and package delivery. Help staff with special projects. Page 9 of 17
LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 Understand and implement security procedures. STACEY’S HOUSE SHELTER SUPPORT Assist professional staff at the shelter, working with women, children and family units. Monitor and ensure upkeep, housekeeping and peaceful cohabitation As requested by Empowerment Advocates, support resident’s progress on their outcome plans by providing information and encouragement. Answer SAFE crisis line before and/or after normal business hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Update shelter staff regarding new resident intake, safety issues and status of other resident or shelter issues. Complete resident intake and exit forms. Maintain shelter security through periodic safety checks of doors, windows and security alarm system. Provide quality customer service to clients, guests and others who call or visit the shelter. Answer phone, screen visitors, accept deliveries, transport residents to appointments using SAFE van* and fill in on any other tasks needed to run the shelter and attend to resident needs. * Valid driver’s license, driving records check, and proof of auto insurance necessary for this task. INVENTORY/ UPKEEP SPECIALIST Inventory and/or organize supplies in Stacey’s House storeroom and check foodstuffs viability in pantry & kitchen. Fill out Shelter Inventory Sheet monthly. This can be done on any day and at any time convenient. CHILD CARE PROVIDER Volunteer(s) to spend quality time with children in the shelter doing arts & crafts, playing outside, reading to them, etc. Any time during the weekend would be best because all the children are usually in the shelter. This gives parents time to themselves to do what they need to do. A criminal background check is required for this position. LIFE SKILLS EDUCATOR Offer life skills instruction to SAFE clients, staff and volunteers in your field of expertise. Budgeting, financial management, job search skills, dressing for success, parenting, sewing, gardening, or cooking are just a few examples of possible topics. Best time for classes would be weekdays, 5PM or later. SPECIAL EVENT/OUTREACH SUPPORT Provide support for SAFE fundraisers or outreach events. Tasks may include setting up, breaking down, checking people in, or providing information about the event or about the services SAFE offers in our community. Events include the Play It SAFE Golf Tournament and Halloweenfest. Page 10 of 17
LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 NOTE: There are additional volunteer opportunities with events, special programs, etc. Let us know what you are interested in doing and we can find a good fit for you and your talents! Contact: Nancy Hein | Finance Manager SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County | 828-885-7233 |email@example.com
St. Baldricks Foundation of Transylvania County Barbara Ritchey Executive Director 803-464-1951 firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteers for all kinds of duties are needed, especially with the challenges faced with COVID. Many of these can be done from home via phone, email, and social media. Being the VEO is a huge job, and I can use all the help I can get! Here are some examples: Shavee and participant Recruiter: This person will go out into the community and talk to everyone they know and meet to share how they can become involved in the quest to Conquer Childhood Cancers. This person should have ‘cheerleader’ qualities that can not only get shavees excited about participating but keep them motivated about their fundraising. They will work with you to coordinate the check- in process and shavee schedule for the day of the event. Sponsorship/In Kind donation coordinator: This volunteer will be responsible for contacting local businesses and companies to request sponsorships and in-kind donations for events. Media/PR Coordinator: This volunteer will need to familiarize themselves with the St. Baldrick’s Media Talking Points. They will be responsible for contacting local media outlets (radio, magazines, newspapers, news stations, etc.) and distributing press releases. They will serve as the point of contact for media on the day of the event. Social Media Coordinator: This role is responsible for managing the event’s social media pages. They will create posts, share event information and post photos and updates. They will assist, encourage and engage with shavees using their own social media platforms and can reach out to the Event Coach or St. Baldrick’s Social Media team for ideas (great role for college events). General volunteer: help out the day of the event, assist with our 5K in October as a race marshal, distribute brochures and posters, set up and cleaning, etc.
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LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 STEP W estern North Carolina STEP Western North Carolina is always looking for new volunteers of any age who are physically able to move firewood and/or repair homes or adults who are capable of office work out of their homes. We are most crucially in need of leadership roles in our organization in the form of a webmaster, a Firewood Manager and an Office Manager. To volunteer, go to http://www.stepwnc.org and click "Get Involved"
Sum m it Charter School Summit achieves excellence when members of the community work together for the benefit of our school and students. We ask parents to commit to 36 annual hours per family of volunteerism. The support of our school families is vital to our success and is one of the reasons why Summit is so special. In addition to our strong parental support, we enthusiastically welcome individuals, families, and businesses outside our parent community to volunteer. From civic leaders to musicians to tutors, we have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to match your skills and schedule. Volunteer opportunities are limitless! We encourage those interested to contact us and we can match a role with your preferred schedule and skills. Furthermore, Summit would be honored to welcome a Lake Toxaway Charities member to serve on our Board of Trustees or Foundation Board. The Board of Trustees governs our school and the Foundation Board is the fundraising arm. Both entities are 501(c)(3) organizations. Best Contact for Volunteer Opportunities: Kurt Pusch, Head of School, email@example.com or call 828-743-5755 Volunteer opportunities are available at Summit year-round. During the summer there is a lot of planning and organization for the upcoming school year and we welcome both in-person and remote volunteers.
Transylvania Christian M inistries – Sharing House Shelly Webb Executive Director 828-884-2866 ext. 105 firstname.lastname@example.org We are fairly confident that later into 2021 (3rd Quarter?) we will have opportunity to welcome in full our neighbors (people we serve) and volunteers back into the building. In 2020, we reduced the volunteer numbers from our normal 130 per week, down to 40 per week, in an effort to mitigate spreading the virus. We know that some of our regular volunteers will not return, and we will be looking for new replacements for tasks such as pantry stocking, pantry shoppers, clothing sorters and attendants, receptionists and interviewers. Volunteers regularly are scheduled for one shift per week, for 3 hours. Also, we do have openings for volunteers to serve on our committees, such as Resource and Development, Communications, Human Resources, Finances, and Property.
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LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 Transylvania Com m unity Arts Council Transylvania Community Arts Council (TC Arts) always welcomes volunteers to assist with exhibits and programs. Due to COVID 19 the gallery space has been closed to the public. We are in the process of re-opening and value our volunteer base. Volunteer opportunities include: docents for exhibits, assistance with mailings, assistance with workshop preparation, exhibit receptions. There are many volunteer opportunities. We encourage potential volunteers to contact TC Arts via phone at 828-884-2787 or via email at: email@example.com and we will match interest to opportunities.
Transylvania Farm ers M arket Leslie Logemann Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org (828) 548-0660 We currently pay curbside shopping area individuals, but if there was an interest in volunteer support, we would welcome that! Our winter market is currently open from 10am to 12pm through the end of April and in May we will go to 9am to 12pm hours. The curbside volunteer would arrive 15 minutes before opening time and help to staff that area... taking orders from cars, walking through the market to pick up purchases and preorders, and returning those items safely and using proper distancing and sanitization, into the back seat or trunk of each vehicle. At the end of the market morning, the volunteer would spend a few minutes helping to pack up that curbside area.
Transylvania Habitat for Hum anity, I nc. Angie Hunter Executive Director email@example.com 828-884-3464 We need volunteers in construction to help build our Habitat homes in Rosman; to work in the ReStore back room sorting, cleaning and pricing donated products; and to serve on our Board of Directors. Construction volunteers could be a one-time event or a recurring event. Days (Monday - Friday) typically start at 9:00 and end at 3:00. No experience necessary! ReStore volunteer shifts are Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 - 3:00. Board Meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Working from home opportunities could include writing press releases, marketing pieces, website content, and family stories. We are also in need of graphic design and social media assistance.
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LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 W estern Carolina Com m unity Action Mobile Meal Delivery Five days a week, WCCA delivers a mid-day meal to homebound seniors living in Transylvania County. Volunteers collect meals from the designated pick-up place and deliver them to clients’ front doors. For more information, contact Lauren Street at 828-884-2255 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Drive clients and deliver meals to door Time Commitment: 1 ½–2 hours Physical Requirements: Carry coolers containing food, milk, etc Location: Tiger Town Thrift Store 1 Chestnut Street Rosman, NC 28772 Instructor for Lunch Plus People over the age of sixty can come to the Lunch Plus program on Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for recreation, outings, and a hot lunch. Volunteer instructors provide an activity for participants. This can include presenting a program or providing a group craft or game. For more information, contact Lauren Street at 828-884-2255 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Lead or present a program Time Commitment: 1–2 hours Physical Requirements: None Location: Quebec Community Center 11846 Rosman Highway Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 Lunch Plus Volunteer Another great way to get involved with our Lunch Plus program. As a volunteer, you would help aid the manager with whatever they need, such as panning food, washing dishes, etc. For more information, contact Lauren Street at 828-884-2255 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Complete whatever the manager needs Time Commitment: 2–3 hours Physical Requirements: None Location: Quebec Community Center 11846 Rosman Highway Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 SOS Afternoon Instructor The Serve Our Seniors program meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. following Lunch Plus. This service provides an afternoon of activities and Page 14 of 17
LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 socializing for older adults. An afternoon instructor will help set up and present a program or teach a class. For more information, contact Lauren Street at 828-884-2255 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Set up, present, and/or teach Time Commitment: 1–3 hours Physical Requirements: Lifting and carrying supplies or equipment Location: Quebec Community Center 11846 Rosman Highway Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 SOS Afternoon Volunteer An additional way to be involved in the Serve Our Seniors program that meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. following Lunch Plus. An afternoon volunteer will help the manager or presenter with supplies and equipment. For more information, contact Lauren Street at 828-884-2255 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Help manager or presenter Time Commitment: 1–3 hours Physical Requirements: None Location: Quebec Community Center 11846 Rosman Highway Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 Playground/Landscape Helper WCCA is currently in the process of creating outdoor learning environment playgrounds. Volunteers will assist in organizing and cleaning up playgrounds located at WCCA Childcare Centers in Henderson and Transylvania county. For more information, contact Amy Smith at 828-693-1711 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Light landscaping including raking, moving natural playground equipment, planting trees, and maintaining shrubbery Time Commitment: 1–3 hours Physical Requirements: Able to lift 10lbs or more Location: WCCA Childcare Facilities Varies Henderson and Transylvania counties Knit/Crochet Winter Gear Can you knit or crochet? Use your skills to donate winter hats and scarves for children ages birth to five years old. We can also use hats for our homebound seniors. This is a great activity for groups or individuals with a passion for crafting. For more information, contact Betsy Jarvis at 828-693-1711 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Page 15 of 17
LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 Basic Duties: Knitting or crocheting Time Commitment: Varies based on skill level Physical Requirements: None Location: Anywhere Tiger Town Thrift Store Volunteer Tiger Town is our thrift shop located in Transylvania county that sells used clothing, shoes, furniture, and antiques. Volunteers are needed to help with customer service and general store maintenance. For more information, contact Tiger Town at 828-884-9222 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Greet customers, price and display items, handle merchandise Time Commitment: 2–4 hours Physical Requirements: Able to lift 5lbs or more Location: Tiger Town Thrift Store 1 Chestnut Street Rosman, NC 28772 Classroom Volunteer Become a Head Start classroom volunteer to help children get ready for kindergarten. Read to the class or spend time playing with students. Head Start programs are located in Henderson, Transylvania, and Rutherford counties. English or Spanish is acceptable. For more information, contact Amy Smith at 828-693-1711 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: reading aloud, entertaining kids ages 0-5 in a classroom setting Time Commitment: 1–2 hours Physical Requirements: None Location: WCCA Childcare Facilities Varies throughout Henderson, Transylvania, or Rutherford County Host a Diaper Drive Our childcare centers are always in need of more diapers. Since we serve babies, toddlers, and young children ages birth to five years old, all sizes are needed. Volunteers can choose to donate diapers directly or host a local drive to collect diapers. For more information, contact Amy Smith at 828-693-1711 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities . Basic Duties: Collect diapers of various sizes, plan and maintain a collaborative donation Time Commitment: Varies Physical Requirements: None Location: Varies Host a Classroom Supplies Drive Help out with our Head Start, Early Head Start, and NC Pre-K Early Childhood Education by collecting supplies to be used in the classroom. Students range from birth to five years old. Page 16 of 17
LTC Volunteer Opportunities as of 8/27/2021 Volunteers can host an opportunity to collect crayons, puzzles, children’s books, coloring books, etc. For more information, contact Amy Smith at 828-693-1711 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Collect classroom supplies, plan and maintain a collaborative donation Time Commitment: Varies Physical Requirements: None Location: Varies Donate Supplies for Outdoor Learning Environments WCCA is replacing old playgrounds and creating outdoor learning environments at our childcare centers. These playgrounds use natural materials to enrich kids during recess. Donate natural items such as tree stumps or stepping stones or volunteer as a playground helper. For more information, contact Amy Smith at 828-693-1711 or visit our website at www.wcca.org/volunteer-opportunities. Basic Duties: Collect natural materials suitable for children’s play Time Commitment: Varies Physical Requirements: Able to move natural items Location: Varies
Young Life Transylvania County Our organization is reliant upon volunteers but these volunteer opportunities do not typically have specific hours. They are more an extension of your life as you live it out with kids or serve on our committee which helps primarily to care for leaders, staff, and donors. If anyone is interested in talking more about opportunity to volunteer within YL please contact EJ Scalf at firstname.lastname@example.org OR (828)551-7545
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