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Project C.A.R.E.

Contact: Matt Broomell, Project Coordinator

Mailing Address: 100 County Services Park
Sylva, NC 28779

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Fax Number: 828-631-8049

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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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