Haywood Pathways Center
“Breaking Cycles, Building Foundations”
179 Hemlock Street
Waynesville, North Carolina 28786
Please email Jasmine with volunteer question at: firstname.lastname@example.org
COOK TEAM- PREPARE 6 PM MEAL FOR THE RESIDENTS
Dinner is served in the Dining Room and Family Dorm at 6 pm each night with a short devotion prior. We have a fully functioning Industrial Kitchen with walk-in fridge/freezer, 6 burner gas stove, double oven and large convection oven. Through our partnership with MANNA and Publix, the fridge is always stocked with chicken, ground beef and other proteins. Depending on the season, fresh produce as well. Cook Teams will be able to “shop” the fridge and pantry and set aside chosen ingredients prior to their scheduled cooking night and, of course, you can bring your own items if preferred. Most Cook Teams bring 5+ helpers, start prepping around 4:00 pm, conduct a brief devotional at 5:50 and serve at 6:00. Many teams also enjoy eating the meal and visiting with our residents. Our Kitchen Manager is on-site to help as needed. This is a great opportunity for all levels of expertise and age groups. * Please call the office to discuss our current protocol concerning Covid-19 restrictions. We are all looking forward to a return to “normal”, but until then…We’ll keep you posted!
DRIVERS- TRANSPORT RESIDENTS TO AND FROM APPOINTMENTS
This is established on an ‘as needed’ basis. Most rides are needed M-F between 8 and 5 in Haywood County and are for approved appointments only. If you are able to volunteer, we will add your name to our call list and then contact you, either individually or through a group text, usually 72 hours, or more, ahead of time to ask. There is no obligation to say yes. If you can’t, then we call the next volunteer. When signing up, please specify days of the week, times available and who you are comfortable driving. (men, women, families with children etc.)
TUTOR AND HOMEWORK ASSISTANT
Days are based on your availability, typically between the hours of 3:30-5:30 pm or 7:00-8:30 pm. We will pair up your preferred subjects and skills with our residents/children. On occasion we have adults completing their G.E.D who could benefit from additional support as well. Reach out if you’re interested, we would love to add your name to our call-list. Please note, this position is need-based and will vary depending on the current individuals staying with us.
DORM HOSTESS- FRONT DESK WELCOME AND DAILY SUPPORT FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY DORM
With the opening of our beautiful, new Women and Children’s Dorm we are currently staffing M-F 8:00a-2:00p with female volunteers. Blocks of time will be: 8:00-10:00/ 10:00-12:00/ 12:00-2:00. You can volunteer as much, or as little as you like, with a minimum commitment of two hours. Once a week, once a month, or seasonally. It’s totally up to you. As a Dorm Hostess you will be; monitoring the front door, welcoming home residents, being a positive and encouraging presence, and letting staff know of resident needs. You will never be asked or expected to parent or discipline any children. We desire to help the women grow in their own parenting skills by giving them a safe and supportive environment. This is a fairly sedentary job and is physically suitable for most volunteers. You will, on occasion, climb stairs to the supply closet, but nothing strenuous. You are welcome to bring a book, homework, or craft with you. Just like your own home, each day is different, some busy and some boring!
CLASS FACILITATORS AND CHAPLAINS- SPIRITUAL GROWTH CLASSES, BIBLE STUDIES, CONTINUING ED, CRAFTING/ETC.
Do you have a heart for teaching? Is there a particular skill you would like to share or hobby you think the residents here at HPC would benefit from and enjoy? Please email us your idea, including the duration of the class, times you’d like to teach and class outline. We will review it and reply within 2 weeks. Please keep in mind that clients come and go, for that reason time to complete a lengthy curriculum may be limited. Reach out! We enjoy hearing new ideas.
BABYSITTING / CHILDCARE
We can always use babysitters in the Family Dorm while the moms attend classes on campus. We have a small playroom stocked with books, puzzles, and toys for younger children, and weather permitting, an outdoor concrete pad that serves well for ball bouncing and chalk drawing! Need for sitters vary, so be sure to tell us your availability when you fill out the Volunteer Application. Younger teens are welcome and encouraged if supervised by an adult or parent. *You are welcome to bring games, balls, coloring books etc. if you can supply enough for all children to use and they’re age and content appropriate. Call first and we’ll give you the details.
MANNA VAN/PUBLIX DONATION PICK-UP
If you have only one hour to give and like to drive a van… this is the job for you! Each weekday morning around 9:45 we take our refrigerated van to Publix for the daily food donation. It’s like Christmas, you just never know what the boxes will hold! No CDL is needed, but the heavy lifting is required. Once back on campus we can assist with unloading if needed.
YOUTH GROUPS/ MISSION TEAMS & SERVICE PROJECTS
If you would like to bring a group to campus, give our Volunteer Coordinator a call. We have projects of various sizes for different skill-sets and would love to work with your team when the opportunity arises.
Do you like fixing things, or simply maintaining them? Please, give us a call! Our campus could use your expertise, whether a ‘handy-man’ or licensed professional, your skills are appreciated in the following areas:
- Landscape and gardening
- General Maintenance
- Special cleaning projects
- Licensed electricians Licensed plumbers
- Carpenter /Handyman
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