#604: CooperRiis

 Mill Spring / Asheville, North Carolina

CooperRiis, a healing community with both a rural and an urban setting in western North Carolina, serves adults living with mental illness or emotional distress. CooperRiis is a recovery-based, therapeutic community where staff and residents live together in community. CooperRiis’ approach embraces relationship-centered care and the enhanced-recovery model as central components in the process of healing.

Website: http://www.cooperRiis.org

Job Descriptions

CooperRiis, a healing community with both a rural and an urban setting in western North Carolina, serves adults living with mental illness or emotional distress. CooperRiis is a recovery-based, therapeutic community where staff and residents live together in community. CooperRiis’ approach embraces relationship-centered care and the enhanced-recovery model as central components in the process of healing. All community members at CooperRiis are charged with seeking to begin and end each and every interpersonal interaction with kindness and respect. The practice of appreciative inquiry is a central component of the work done with residents as well as the professional development of staff.

(A) CooperRiis Asheville seeks Volunteers to work in various areas of the organization in the campus building or around the city as well as in any of our Community Work and Service programs such as kitchen, campus crew, and community service.

(B) CooperRiis Mill Spring seeks Volunteers to work in various areas of the organization in and around the lodges as well as in any of our Life Skills Programs such as kitchen, garden, woodshop, animal crew, art barn, and housekeeping.

We prefer volunteers who are least 21 years old and have a bachelor’s degree or related life experience with tested relationship skills. Other requirements include excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to exercise good judgment, the ability to work in an office and/or farm setting, and good physical condition.

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