WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Haywood Pathways Center is looking for volunteers to work with staff and guests at the Waynesville campus on Hemlock Street. There are many opportunities to choose from, with flexible hours and time involved. Adults 18 years old and older, from all walks of life and backgrounds, are invited to assist.
We welcome individuals, church groups, organizations, and businesses.
Opportunities to volunteer are available on a regular basis, or for a special, one-time project.
For information or questions about volunteer opportunities please contact
Volunteer opportunities include:
COOK TEAM- PREPARE 6PM MEAL FOR THE RESIDENTS
Dinner is served at 6pm each night with a short devotion prior. In order to make this a pleasant experience, we have a fully functioning Industrial Kitchen with a walk-in fridge/freezer, 10 burner gas stove and double oven. Through our partnership with MANNA and Publix, the fridge is always stocked with various donations. If you are a creative cook and enjoy trying new recipes then you will love it here! However, If you prefer a standard/ traditional meal plan, we can offer that option as well. ( You are also welcome to bring your own ingredients.) Most Cook Teams bring 4+ helpers. You will be able to look in the fridge and set aside your chosen ingredients prior to your cooking night. This is a great opportunity for all levels of expertise.
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. If you are able to volunteer, we will add your name to our call list and then contact you, usually 24 hours, or more, ahead of time to ask if you are available. There is no obligation! 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, family etc.)
TUTOR- HELP CHILDREN WITH HOMEWORK
Tutoring and Homework help is needed on occasion from 3:30-5:30 pm and 7:00-8:30 pm You do not have to be a pro in any particular subject! If you enjoy helping children learn, this might be a good fit for you.
DORM HOSTESS- DAILY SUPPORT FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY DORM
With the opening our beautiful, new Women and Children’s Dorm we are currently staffing M-F 8:30-4:30 with female volunteers. Each woman will spend 2 hours-or more-depending on personal preference with the moms and their children. Blocks of time will be: 8:30-10:30/ 10:30-12:30/ 12:30-2:30/ 2:30-4:30. We will also be staffing some evening and weekend babysitters while the women attend classes. You can volunteer as much, or as little as you like! Once a week, or once a year. 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.
CLASS FACILITATORS AND CHAPLAINS- SPIRITUAL GROWTH CLASSES, 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, with the dates, 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 curriculum may be limited.
Please email: email@example.com with all spiritual growth class submissions.
- Landscape and gardening
- General Maintenance
- Special cleaning projects
- Licensed electricians
- Licensed plumbers
- Carpenter /Handyman
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