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New Volunteer Roles Opening at A-B Tech

ASHEVILLE NC – In its drive toward assuring student success, A-B Tech Community College initiated a volunteer and intern program last fall to support students and staff. The College’s Volunteer and Intern office is recruiting volunteers to fill the increased demand in additional roles.

Pet therapy teams – volunteers and their dogs registered with a therapy dog organization – are asked to join A-B Tech’s volunteer program and be part of a small but growing facilitated pet therapy service to supply emotional support to students and staff.

Following orientation and introduction to the campus, the teams will volunteer in Compensatory Education in the Basic Skills division, Student Services and common areas as requested.

Volunteers with or without counseling and advising skills are being sought in the financial aid office to help students complete their FASFA for federal financial aid. All training is provided. Good computer skills and patience to be able to assist students complete the form are necessary

An administrative volunteer is needed to help at A-B Tech’s Madison site in the GED classroom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. This individual would be working with the instructor to address post cards to students, sort files, run copies and perform other duties so the instructor can focus more time on students.

Additional volunteers are needed in the Vet Connections Café where veterans enrolled at the college come for tutoring, networking, camaraderie and computer assistance.

To learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities, call Jeralie Andrews, A-B Tech’s Campus Coordinator of Volunteers and Interns, at 828-398-7761, or email her at [email protected].

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