Vecinos, We Are Neighbors

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Volunteer Opportunites

Manna Shopping and Pick-Up

Vecinos has an account and a weekly shopping appointment at Manna Food Bank in Asheville. We welcome any volunteer with access to a truck or van that would be able to drive to Manna, pick-up food, and deliver the food to the Cullowhee United Methodist Church on the campus of WCU.

Frequency: Monthly, Biweekly, or up to once a week

Provider

Any qualified RN, medical or mental health provider is welcome to assist Vecinos by providing services to our patients. Arrange with the Program Director evenings to attend Outreach or volunteer for our spring clinic. For optimum continuity of care for our patients, a consistent commitment is encouraged. Spanish skills helpful, but not necessary.

Frequency: Ongoing Basis

Photographer

Arrange with the Program Director to spend one or several evenings during the season to attend Outreach with Vecinos staff. Take photographs or videos of staff and farmworkers to be used in promotional materials and for the Vecinos website. Spanish not necessary but some basic knowledge would be helpful.

Frequency: Ongoing Basis

Interpreter

Assist with medical interpretation at one of our clinics. Must be bilingual and interpretation experience helpful but not necessary.

Frequency: Two weekends in April (Spring Clinic); Ongoing Basis

Create, design, or edit Health Education or Promotional Materials

We are continually updating our printed materials that we give to farmworkers and interested community members. We welcome anyone with design experience to help us create new and dynamic materials to be used in health education or promotion.

Frequency: Ongoing Basis

Making Connections

Connect Vecinos with any politicians, musicians, artists, authors, medical providers, or business owners you may know personally who would be willing to help further our cause, organize a fundraiser, or raise awareness about the mission of the program.

Frequency: Ongoing Basis

Distribute flyers and other print materials

Help us get the word out! We advertise for our clinics and fundraising events by distributing flyers and posters around Sylva, Cashiers, Franklin, Bryson City and Cherokee. Print and/or distribute materials for us before one of our events.

Frequency: 2 or 3 days/Several times throughout the year

Find, Write and /or Edit Grants

We are always seeking funds that will assist Vecinos in improving the lives of farmworkers. If you have any expertise in writing or finding grants, please let us know!