Volunteer Opportunities

Food Service

Location: Sylva

Tasks could include:

  • Cleaning delivery van
  • Assisting with detailed kitchen cleaning

For more information contact:
Peter Mudge at pmudge@mountainprojects.org (or) 828-586-5992

Resale Stores, Sylva and Waynesville

Location: Sylva and/or Waynesville

Tasks include:

  • Work in-store, such as straightening merchandise, sorting and hanging up
    clothing, and general housekeeping.
  • Assist with donation pick-ups.

For more information contact:
Mountain Projects Resale Store
David Porter
2143 Asheville Rd. 1
Waynesville, NC 28786

Sylva Linings
Debbie Pierce
264 W. Main St.
Sylva, NC 28779

Prevention Services

Locations: Volunteers might serve in any of our seven far western counties, depending on
their location and interests.

  • Help man tables during community events (various counties).
  • Assist with set-up, distribution and take down for resource fairs.
  • Take surveys or provide feedback (for example, on ads) through focus groups or
    listening sessions.
  • Help distribute print newsletters or other print materials where needed. (Places
    can vary)
  • Help start or participate in community resilience groups.
  • Plan or participate in community coalition meetings (substance misuse
    prevention focus) in local county.
  • Help staff organize materials and supplies, such as lockboxes.

For more information contact:
Libby Ray at eray@mountainprojects.org (or) 828-452-1447

Staffing Assistance

Location: Waynesville

  • Assist with staffing office and screening calls for assistance in the months of
    October to April.

For more information contact:
Patsy Davis at pdavis@mountainprojects.org (or) 828-452-1447

Head Start

Locations: There are 3 locations in Jackson County and 3 locations in Haywood County.

Tasks might include:

  • Spend time nurturing, reading to and engaging children in program activities.
  • Assist with power washing facilities.

For more information contact:
Christi Paxton at cpaxton@mountainprojects.org (or) 828-452-1447

Senior Services

Locations: Maggie Valley, Waynesville

Tasks might include:

  • Assist with serving meals at our nutrition programs in Waynesville and Maggie

For more information contact:
John Chicoine at jchicone@mountainprojects.org (or) 828-356-2800

Homeownership Center/SMHP

Locations: Opportunities are currently limited to Jackson County; however, we anticipate new
construction to begin in Haywood County in early 2024.

Tasks might include:

  • Assist first time homeowners with painting, flooring, landscaping, etc.

For more information contact:
Chris Stevens at cstevens@mountainprojects.org

Jackson Neighbors in Need

Location: Sylva

  • Volunteers are needed to assist in staffing an office and answering the phone
    from November 1 st through April to screen requests for heating assistance and
    emergency assistance. Volunteers will be trained.

For more information contact:
Patsy Davis at pdavis@mountainprojects.org (or) 828-452-1447