Community Partner Directory

Would you like to get involved in the community? There are many locations where you can volunteer or do course-based service learning. Our community partners are located throughout Western North Carolina, and deal with a wide range of topics. If you would like to see the service opportunities that are available for a certain topic or in a particular area, take advantage of our listings of community organizations by county and by focus. Click on the name of the group for more information.

If you are interested in seeing a list of upcoming projects and special events, check out our calendar.

Questions? Suggestions for new community partners? Have a project you would like to see on the calendar? Please contact the Center for Service Learning at 828-227-7184 or

Advocates for Excellence
Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Appalachian Homestead Farm & Preserve
Appalachian Women's Museum
ARC of Haywood County
Asheville Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Arts Departments
Autumn Care of Waynesville
AWAKE, Inc. (Adults Working & Advocating for Kids Empowerment)

Balsam Mountain Trust
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, Inc.
Blast from the Past Consignment and Resale Store
Blue Ridge Farmer's Co-op
Blue Ridge Health- Sylva
Blue Ridge Healthcare on the Mountain
Blue Ridge School
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Cashiers Historical Society
Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc.
Catman2, Inc.
Cherokee Boys Club, Inc./Family Support
Cherokee Reservation Cooperative Extension
Cherokee Tribal Child Care
Clean Slate Coalition
Communities in Schools of Madison County
Community Table
Creative Communications Youth & Family Services
Cullowhee Valley After-School Program
Cullowhee Community Garden

Democracy NC
Department of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice
Dogwood Insight Center
Downtown Sylva Association

Eblen Charities
Employment Security Commission: Job Link

Fairview Elementary School
Franklin Main Street Program
Friends of the Jackson County Library used bookstore
Friends of the T.M. Rickman General Store
Full Spectrum Farms

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Gorges State Park
Great Smokies Health Foundation Thrift Shop
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Guardian ad Litem

Habitat for Humanity - Asheville Area
Habitat for Humanity - Haywood County
Habitat for Humanity - Macon/Jackson County
Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
Harris LifePath Palliative Care and Hospice
Harris Regional Hospital
Hawthorn Heights (in association with Children's Hope Alliance)
Haywood County 4-H
Haywood County Meals on Wheels
Haywood Vocational Opportunities
Haywood Waterways Association
Haywood-Jackson Volunteer Center
Highlands Cashiers Land Trust
Hope Chest for Women

Housing Assistance Corporation

Jackson County 4-H
Jackson County Animal Shelter
Jackson County Arts Council
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce/Travel and Tourism Authority
Jackson County Family Resource Center
Jackson County Green Energy Park
Jackson County Public Library
Jackson County Recreation/Parks Department
Jackson County Schools
Jackson County Senior Center
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

KARE, Inc.
Kids in Action
Kneedler Child Development Center, Western Carolina University

LEAP After School Program
Literacy Council of Highlands

Macon Program for Progress, Inc.
Mainspring Conservation Trust
MANNA Food Bank of Asheville
March of Dimes
Mediation Center of Buncombe County
Mountain Heritage Center
Mountain Mediation Services
Mountain Projects, Inc.
Mountain Retreat and Learning Center

NC Bartram Trail Society
NCCAT Auxiliary Services
NCCAT Conference Services
NCCAT Development Foundation

Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
Operation AniMeals - Jackson County Department on Aging

Pathways for the Future, Inc.
Pathways Thrift Store
Phoenix Landing Foundation
Pigeon Community Development Center
Project C.A.R.E.
Project Challenge NC Inc.
Project F.I.R.E.

Ramsey Regional Activity Center
REACH of Macon/Jackson County
REACH Resale Shop - Waynesville
Region A Partnership for Children
Rotary Club of Sylva

The Salvation Army
Scott's Creek Elementary School After-School Program
Skyland Care Center
Small Business & Technology Development Center
Smokey Mountain Elementary School
Smoky Mountain High School
Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Center
Special Olympics of North Carolina
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
Sylva Community Garden
Sylva Linings Thrift Store

Teen Challenge of the Smokies
Ten Thousand Villages
Town of Sylva
Tuckaseegee Community Alliance

United Christian Ministries

WATR, Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River
WCU University Participant (UP) Program
Western North Carolina Nature Center

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