Barium Springs, Western Region

 

Contact:   Autumn G. Weil, Regional Development Coordinator
Lois Goodwin, Volunteer Coordinator

Mailing Address:   PO Box 99, Webster, NC 28788
151 DeSoto Trail, Sylva, NC 28779,  

Phone Number:   Autumn Weil: 828-231-5413
Lois Goodwin: 1-800-321-4157

Fax Number:   828-586-0649

Email Address:   aweil@bariumsprings.org 
volunteer@bariumsprings.org  

Website Address:   www.BariumSprings.org
Office Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Location:   Turn left at Ingles in Sylva. Go approximately 2 miles to the intersection where the Webster Baptist Church is located. Turn left onto Old Settlement Road; continue on Old Settlement Road 9/10 mile; and then turn right at Barium Springs sign (DeSoto Trail).

Agency Description:   The agency is a private, non-profit, mental health agency designed to address the needs of the children, family, and individuals. We heal the hurt through counseling services, provide a safe place to live through residential, foster care, and adoption services, and encourage a healthy start through education and prevention services. In the western region service learning hours can be done at Hawthorn Heights, an emergency residential care and treatment facility. The children are between the ages of 10-17.
Training:   No formal training is required. Training and orientation will be provided by agency.

Time Commitment:   Varies.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:   A criminal background check and drug test are required; volunteers should have their driver's license available. Strict confidentiality is also required. The application process takes about two weeks, please keep this in mind when contacting us regarding service learning hours.

Volunteer Involvement:   Tutoring, mentoring, and engaging students in recreational activities.

 

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