Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center


Contact:   Holly Krake, Business Community Liaison

Mailing Address:   502 Job Corps Road
Cherokee, NC 28719

Phone Number:   828-497-5411 ext. 8062

Fax Number:   828-497-6539

Email Address:   hkrake@fs.fed.us

Website Address:   http://oconaluftee.jobcorps.gov

Office Hours:   8:00am - 4:00pm

Location:   Located outside of Cherokee, NC in the Smoky Mountains National Park. 1/4 mile from Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

Agency Description:   Oconaluftee Job Corps CCC offers vocational training, education, and life skills development for young adults, ages 16 to 24. Operated by the US Forest Service. Visit our website http://oconaluftee.jobcorps.gov or see our latest exciting projects www.jobcorpsnews.org/oconaluftee.

Training:   Ability to work well with 10 - 20 students at a time (staff will be participating as well).

Time Commitment:   Semester-based: Looking for weekly 2-hour commitment for at least 6 weeks.
Short-term: Interested in one day or week service events, programs, speaking and more.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:   Must work well with a diverse population and be able to gear program toward young adults. Recreation: programs or events between 6:00 and 9:00pm weeknights. Counseling: Please inquire. Short-term: Please inquire.

Volunteer Involvement:   Lead programs for underprivileged young adults ages 16-24.
Short-term: Creative ideas encouraged. Recreation Department: Need creative programs geared at low level of fitness to intermediate abilities. Dance, aerobic, cardio funk, African dance, drumming, yoga, stretching, anything creative and dynamic. Counseling Department: Opportunities for social work volunteers and site observation including all mental health, career, and personal counseling in a residential setting.

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