Project C.A.R.E.
Contact:   Ben Friddle, Project Coordinator

Mailing Address:   100 County Services Park
Sylva, NC 28779

Phone Number:  
Secondary Phone Line:  
828-631-8040
828-586-8562
Fax Number:   828-631-8049

Email Address:   benfriddle@jacksonnc.org
Website Address:   http://aging.jacksonnc.org/
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 hill.
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 available.

 

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