Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry General Office 30 Cumberland Ave. Asheville, NC 28801 (828) 259 - 5300 Website: www.abccm.org Email: visit http://www.abccm.org/contact-us for a list of all emails. Aid areas: Crisis Ministry, Homeless Services (Veteran Restoration Quarters for Men and Steadfast House for Women and children) Employment and Training Services for Veterans, Operation Welcome Home for Veterans, Supportive Services for Families, Medical Ministry, Thrift Store, and Jail Ministry to provide Bibles to those incarcerated. Hours of operation: Vary depending on location, find those here www.abccm.org/contact-us Eligibility requirements: Must be a Veteran for those services, Only women and children for Steadfast House, for all other services, call for updated information and availability. Allows volunteers: Yes and internships also provided Contact name for volunteers: Online at http://abccm.volunteerhub.com/events/index Fill out an application and create a username and password. Type of volunteer activities: Volunteers can pick between Crisis Ministry, Jail Ministry, Veteran Restoration Quarters, Steadfast House, and Medical Ministry.
Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center 100 Tunnel Rd. Building 14 Asheville, NC 28805 (828) 298 – 7911 Website: www.asheville.va.gov Aid Areas: Provides exceptional health care that improves their heath and well-being. Community-Based outpatient clinics in Franklin and Rutherford County and extended care and rehabilitation. Eligibility requirements: If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Current and former members of the Reserves or National Guard who were called to active duty (other than for training only) by a federal order and completed the full period for which they were called or ordered to active duty may be eligible for VA health care as well. Most Veterans who enlisted after September 7, 1980, or entered active duty after October 16, 1981, must have served 24 continuous months or the full period for which they were called to active duty in order to be eligible. This minimum duty requirement may not apply to Veterans who were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, discharged for a hardship, or received an “early out.” Allows volunteers: Yes Contact name for volunteers: Visit website and follow instructions under volunteers tab Type of volunteer activities: Coffee Cart, Patient Escort Volunteers , Patient Friendly Visitor , Recreational Activity Volunteers , Service Clerical Support , Wheelchair Inventory Management , Van drivers
First at Blue Ridge 32 Knox Road Ridgecrest, NC 28770 (828) 669 - 0011 Website: www.firstinc.org Email: n/a Aid Areas: Transitional housing and substance abuse counseling, job training preparation, and veteran programs Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Eligibility Requirements: None Volunteers: Yes Contact name for volunteers: Call (828) 669 – 0011 Type of volunteer activities: Assist with NA or AA meetings, assist with recreation/outside meetings
Hurlburt-Johnson Friendship House 73 Blumenthal Street Murphy, NC 28906 (828) 837 - 2654 Website: www.murphyfriendshiphouse.org Email: n/a Aid Areas: Homeless shelter, food and shelter, thrift store that belongs to them so they can have clothes and personal items they may need, they have a social worker to help with mental health, food stamps that comes in on the weekends. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and 24 hours on Saturday and Sunday Eligibility Requirements: Have a valid picture ID, pass a background check, drug and alcohol screening, and be ready willing able to work, look for work, or volunteer forty hours a week. Also they will not accept anyone that has been convicted of a violent crime or any type of crime committed against children. Volunteers: Yes Contact name for volunteers: Karen Scott, Facility Administrator either by the main line or her cell phone 828-557-9306 Type of volunteer activities: Open the shelter for clients, take statements of what work clients have completed, stay overnight and leave when residents do to look for work, answer phones