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Community Resource Information Sites

United Way's 211 of Western North Carolina: Provides a listing of a variety of resources for the Western North Carolina region, including a plethora of social services resources, volunteer opportunities, and support groups.

Western Highlands Network: Seeks to connect mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability care providers with the WNC community and provides consumer information and lists of area mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability treatment resources.  Provides information on the Asheville-area, including volunteer opportunities and support groups.

The Mountain Express:  A community newspaper for Asheville and surrounding areas that also provides a listing of volunteer opportunities and a community calendar with listings of support groups.

CarePartners:  Provides a variety of health resources for the Asheville-area, opportunities for volunteering, and linkage to support groups.

Asheville Citizen-Times:  Provides a health calendar with listings of support groups.

Mission Hospital System:  Provides health information and opportunities for volunteering.

A-B Tech's Service Learning Center:  Facilitates volunteer opportunities specifically for the students of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.  The Service Learning Coordinator can be contacted by calling (828) 254-1921 and asking for the Service Learning Center.

Others Resources to Consider for Locating Volunteer Opportunities & Support Groups:

  • Area newspapers
  • Area community papers
  • Area phone listings
  • Internet searches
  • Area hospitals
  • Contacting area social service organizations directly
  • Etc.