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Harris Regional Hospital

Contact: Carol Douglas, Volunteer Coordinator (WestCare) and Gift Shop Manager

Mailing Address: 68 Hospital Rd
Sylva, NC 28779

Phone Number: 828-586-7405

Fax Number: 828-586-7625

Email Address:

Website Address:

Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (please call before visiting the office)

Location: Follow Hwy 107 towards Sylva. Turn right at stoplight in front of Bogart's. Drive past the Food Lion and make next left into Harris Regional Hospital.

Agency Description: Harris Regional Hospital.

Training: Application, interview, orientation, department specific orientation.

Time Commitment: A minimum of three months commitment.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements: Communication skills, computer skills, telephone skills, dependability, confidentiality, and willingness to follow the dress code. Volunteers must also bring a copy of their immunization records, which can be obtained from the WCU Registrar's Office. A drug screening and tuberculosis test are also required, at the Hospital's expense.

Volunteer Involvement: Volunteers support and enhance services to patients and families as well as the staff at WestCare. WCU students can also serve in the Harris Regional Thrift Shop on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Tasks will include sorting clothes, serving as greeters, and helping with sales and customer assistance. They can also read to children through the Loving Readers Program.
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