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Volunteer with Catawba County
Published: July 15, 2019
Five Ways to Volunteer with Catawba County
Do you have the desire to serve our community, meet new people or learn new skills during your free time? Catawba County offers a variety of opportunities for you to get involved in our programs as a volunteer. Consider just a few of the ways you can participate – and contact us for more information!
- Deliver meals to seniors. Catawba County Meals on Wheels provides a great opportunity to make a difference in the life of a senior. As a volunteer, you can pick up meals from one of our eleven locations and deliver the meals to the seniors' homes. It takes about one and a half hours a month during the lunch hour to deliver Meals on Wheels. To learn more, call (828) 695-5610 or apply online.
- Serve on a board or advisory committee. Boards and committees advise local government in many different areas. As a member, you can provide input into policies and issues affecting the future of the County.The Board of Commissioners appoints residents to serve on boards and committees for multi-year terms. To learn more or apply, call (828) 465-8990 or apply online.
- Get involved at the library. Volunteers are welcome at all of our branches. You can also get involved with one of our Friends of the Library groups, which provide opportunities to volunteer and work with other dedicated people who share an enthusiasm for library programs and services. Reach out to any of our branches to volunteer or learn more here.
- Be a poll worker on Election Day. The Board of Elections is always looking for community-minded individuals to work Election Day as paid Election Officials. Each precinct is made up of a Chief Judge, Democratic Judge, Republican Judge and a number of Assistants depending on the type of election. To learn more, call (828) 464-2424 or apply online.
- Help out at the Sheriff’s Office. The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office offers volunteer opportunities on a continual basis. If you’re interested in helping our local law enforcement team, you can volunteer to assist in records, gun permits or other office areas during the work week. To learn more, call (828) 465-8278 or apply online.
This is just a snapshot of ways you can get involved with us as a volunteer. If you’re interested in helping out in an area not listed here, contact us to learn more. Thanks for your consideration!