Haywood-Jackson Volunteer Center

 

Contact:   John Chicoine, Manager

Mailing Address:   81 Elm Wood Way
Waynesville, NC 28786

Phone Number:   828-356-2833

Fax Number:   828-452-6761

Email Address:   jchicoine@mountainprojects.org

Website Address:   http://www.hjvc.org  

Office Hours:   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. M-F (please call first)
(Wednesday hours in Jackson County as well)

Location:   Take Hwy 23/74 to Waynesville and take exit 102B. Take a right. It is on the left about a mile down the road.

Agency Description:   The agency is a program of Mountain Projects, Inc., a Community Action Agency, with a mission to promote community service by engaging volunteers and linking them to opportunities addressing community needs. The Volunteer Center recruits and places volunteers in non-profit agencies in Haywood and Jackson Counties and coordinates special projects and events to serve the communities.

Training:   None.

Time Commitment:   Depends upon the amount of time the volunteer is willing to commit and the requirements of the agency. There are also episodic events such as fundraisers, special days of service, and special projects.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:   Volunteers must have a desire to help people, be willing to accept training, and be dependable.

Volunteer Involvement:   Volunteers can select the agency that offers opportunities that are most interesting to them. They can choose from 55 agencies in Haywood and Jackson Counties and can interview with more than one agency to find the most suitable placement. In addition they can sign up for "Call as Needed" or "Help in Disaster".

 

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