Mountain Projects, Inc.
Contact:   Patsy P. Dowling, Executive Director or
Paul Tapp, Coordinator
Mailing Address:   Haywood County Office
2251 Old Balsam Rd.
Waynesville, NC 28786

Phone Number:  
Secondary Phone Line:  
828-452-1447 ext. 102
828-586-2345

Fax Number:   828-452-9454

Email Address:   pdowling@mountainprojects.org

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

Office Hours:   7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-Th; Closed on Fridays

Location:   Directions to Sylva Office: Go to Hwy 107, staying in left lane making a circle onto Main Street in Sylva; turn right onto Schulman Street at the Wachovia Bank at red light. The office is in a white building with a green awning on the left, #25.

Agency Description:   A community-based nonprofit organization with a mission of promoting family self-sufficiency through employment, training, and special programs. Founded in 1965 in response to President Johnson's War on Poverty, the organization now provides vital services to thousands of clients, including the elderly, disadvantaged people, and the general public in Haywood and Jackson Counties.

Training:   None.

Time Commitment:   Any time.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:   Eldercare needs volunteers to go to homes of elderly to help with small things such as mowing the grass, cleaning gutters, cutting and stacking wood or just visiting; Christmas boxes for the homebound are needed - the boxes can include canned foods, pens & paper, tissue and small personal items. In addition, volunteers with skills in building, landscaping, etc., can be useful with the Self-Help Housing Program. Students with skills in marketing can be used to develop and distribute agency information.

Volunteer Involvement:   Examples of volunteer work include mentoring, tutoring, literacy tutoring, working with elderly, friendly visitors for homebound elderly, grass mowing for disabled and elderly, Christmas box delivery (Dec. 12-17), assisting with the Self-Help Housing program, public relations activities, and fundraising for agency programs. Help is needed with grant writing and nutritional assessment.

 

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