|Contact:||Kelly Kelley, Program Director|
|Mailing Address:||Western Carolina University
120 Killian Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723
|Office Hours:||9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
|Location:||No traveling required. All volunteer activities available on WCU campus.
|Program Description:||The WCU UP Program provides an inclusive, two-year, on-campus living and learning
experience for college-aged persons with intellectual disability. The goal of the
program is to facilitate UP students' transition from secondary school to adult life
with education, employment, and independent living. UP students live in on-campus
residence halls distributed throughout university under the same university policies
that apply to all WCU students. On-campus life is fully integrated and inclusive.
There are no separate facilities, settings, or classes for UP students. WCU undergraduate
students are recruited to provide paid and unpaid support to facilitate UP Students
living on campus, attending classes, engaging in social and recreational activities,
becoming involved in student organizations, and developing friendships.
|Training:||The UP Program will provide training if necessary, depending upon involvement with
|Time Commitment:||Flexible hours.
|Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:||Volunteers are subject to a criminal background check as needed.
|Volunteer Involvement:||Volunteers will assist with leisure, recreational, academic, employment and residential activities on the WCU campus with University students. Must be willing and patient to work with individuals with disabilities.|