Community service through volunteering is something almost everyone can do. The options are so numerous…whether it’s taking one hour per week to be a “lunch buddy” or by reading to a class of kindergarten students, or by spending an hour visiting with a senior who has very little contact with their outside world…you will brighten someone’s life more than you’ll ever know. And in the process, you’ll receive an indescribable blessing. All it takes is a little effort and some time to make a lasting difference in a fellow citizen’s life. United Way of Wilkes is committed to effecting change and we count on you to help. If you’d like to volunteer, call our office at 336-651-7800. Or, you can select a service below which interests you and be directed to several areas where you can volunteer.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLUE RIDGE CHAPTER
CATHERINE H. BARBER MEMORIAL HOMELESS SHELTER
SAMARITAN'S KITCHEN OF WILKES
SHELTERED AID FOR FAMILIES IN EMERGENCY
CARENET COUNSELING OF WILKES, INC.
MOBILE EXPANDED SCHOOL HEALTH
MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
SENIOR COMPANIONS PROGRAM
THE RUBY PARDUE BLACKBURN ADULT DAY CARE CENTER
WILKES FAMILY YMCA
WILKES SENIOR RESOURCES
WILKES DEVELOPMENTAL DAY CARE
Wilkes Developmental Day School provides a comprehensive educational program for children with special needs. Early Intervention is available to children under the age of 3 years in their home or in a center based program. Children over the age of 3 years receive special education by certified teachers and therapies are provided for those who qualify. They continue with these services throughout the summer.