Gaston County Volunteer Groups
Extension and Community Association
The Extension and Community Association (ECA) works to strengthen families and improve the quality of life within our community. ECA is a state volunteer organization, supported by the N.C. Cooperative Extension.
Gaston County Beekeepers Association
The Gaston County Beekeepers Association is a local chapter of the North Carolina Beekeepers Association. Association members educate local beekeepers in the most up-to-date methods of maintaining healthy bee hives. The Association also holds an annual Bee School to train those interested in getting started in beekeeping.
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program
The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) provides free and unbiased counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers on Medicare, Medicare health plans, billing and claims issues and Medicare fraud and abuse. SHIIP is part of the NC Department of Insurance and is staffed in Gaston County by local volunteer counselors.