Volunteer and Supply Needs

United Way of

Caldwell County 

United Way of Caldwell County 
At the United Way of Caldwell County, we fight for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of every person in Caldwell County by financially supporting 17 LOCAL Non-Profits.  But now, we are planning to do much more.  We are transitioning into a Community Impact United Way.  This means that we are also going to pick the most critical issue facing Caldwell County citizens and create a measurable impact on this issue.  We need your help to determine what our priorities should be. 
Please take our survey:  https://goo.gl/forms/Kxa1MNwvNbfJtA893

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is looking for individuals to become volunteers.  The Disaster Action Team Volunteers help respond to local disasters such as home fire and provide immediate relief of shelter, food, clothing and other services.  The Blood Donor Ambassador volunteers provide enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience by greeting and attending to the donor. 
To begin the Volunteer Process, you can complete an application online at www.redcross.org/volunteer or you can call Jo Ann Hedstrom at 704-864-2623.

Caldwell Council on Adolescent Health
The Adolescent Parenting Program is in need of multiple items for our pregnant and parenting teenagers and their families.
Diapers, Wipes, Baby Clothes of all sizes, Canned food and other non-perishable food items, Household supplies: Paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, etc., School supplies: Pens, notebooks, folders, etc. 

For more information, please call: (828) 757-9020

Caldwell Friends
We are in need of volunteers who would like to help children with event planning, preparing meals, or mentoring on evenings or weekends.  We are always looking for anyone to help fundraise or work alongside the director, Liz, and get an enriched experience. We are flexible and convenient to your schedule. Liz would be happy to talk with you. 
For more information, please call 828-758-4683 or email  liz.eller@caldwellfriends.com; www.caldwellfriends.com 

Communities In Schools
A great way to impact the future of Caldwell County is to Mentor a CIS student. It takes a life to change a life. By volunteering, you can impact the future of the CIS students. Volunteer today! 
For more information, please call: (828) 726-3920.  Ask for Debbie

Lenoir Soup Kitchen 
Our needs are compartmental plates, bowls, 14 - 16 oz cups, 6 in. dessert plates, plastic forks, Dawn dish liquid, pan spray, bbq sauce, can fruit, can kraut, 55 - 60 gallon trash bags, 13 gallon trash bags, salt and pepper packets
For more information, please call: (828) 758-1411

LEOS (Lenoir Emergency Outreach Shelter) 
LEOS has an ongoing need for volunteers.  Mon-Fri 12-4 shift, Mon-Friday 3:30-8pm shift, daily 8pm-8am shift.
For more information, please call: (828) 754-7088

Caldwell Senior Center
The senior center needs volunteers to learn about Medicare and especially how to compare Prescription drug plans.  After training by the NC Senior Health Insurance Program, they can counsel beneficiaries about plans and how Medicare works.
We also need volunteers to assist with preparing tax returns for low-to-moderate income Caldwell residents.  Experience isn't necessary.  Volunteers receive training and IRS certification.
We often need volunteer computer tutors during business hours - 9-5, M-F, to coach seniors with computer use, by appointment.
The senior center can always use reams or boxes of white copy paper. 
For more information, please call (828) 758-2883.

Yokefellow needs Food Pantry volunteers Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 9-3:30pm
For more information, please call: (828) 754-7088