|Contact:||Ben Friddle, Project Coordinator
|Mailing Address:||100 County Services Park
Sylva, NC 28779
Secondary Phone Line:
http://www.facebook.com; search Project CARE
|Office Hours:||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
|Location:||To get to the office, take Hwy 107 to Sylva, then turn left at Ingles, onto Webster
Road. Turn right after approximately a quarter of a mile into the new Jackson County
Services Park. The Department on Aging is in the large building at the top of the
|Agency Description:||Project CARE (Community Action to Reach the Elderly) is a home repair program for
senior citizens and is part of the Jackson County Department on Aging.
|Training:||Groups of volunteers should send a representative for a short orientation a few days
before their project date.
|Time Commitment:||Time commitment is at least 4 hours a week, generally flexible hours worked out with
volunteers around their schedules.
|Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:||Volunteers must have good people skills, good telephone skills, and relate easily
with older 60+ population. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities. Training
is available for the volunteer activity chosen. WCU students are especially welcome.
All volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes, no shorts and bring gloves.
|Volunteer Involvement:||Saturday volunteerism is available. Volunteers are mostly needed to help build wheelchair
ramps on people's homes. Other general manual labor and home repair projects are also