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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Ushers Needed
Aug 17 all-day
Wortham Center for The Performing Arts

Ushers Needed

Volunteer ushers are a vital part of the theatre’s Front of House operations.
Ushering is such an easy way to support Local Theater, and to see a show for free! Whether it’s collecting tickets or tidying up after the performance, your help is greatly appreciated and rewarded with free admission. Sign up today, it is a great way to support local theatre!

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Ushers Needed
Aug 18 all-day
Wortham Center for The Performing Arts

Ushers Needed

Volunteer ushers are a vital part of the theatre’s Front of House operations.
Ushering is such an easy way to support Local Theater, and to see a show for free! Whether it’s collecting tickets or tidying up after the performance, your help is greatly appreciated and rewarded with free admission. Sign up today, it is a great way to support local theatre!

Support Small Business Growth in Your Area: Volunteer With SCORE!
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
online
SCORE is a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration. Our mission is to help people fulfill a dream to create a new business or grow an existing business. We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to volunteer to be small business mentors and local community advocates.
Small businesses drive the nation’s economy. And, they have been hit hard the past few years. The 9 SCORE chapters in North Carolina are receiving many requests from folks wanting to start or grow businesses! These business owners need help. Would you be interested in joining SCORE?
Mentors provide valuable insight on many topics and give you an opportunity to share what you learned during your career. SCORE chapters members have men and women from every type of industry and position – bankers, accountants, marketing/sales, franchisees, Fortune 500 execs, and small business owners too.
SCORE volunteers do many things to help entrepreneurs. Here are some examples:
·        Business Mentor – Directly advising and supporting small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs
·        Subject Matter Expert – Supporting both mentors and business owners by providing information in your area(s) of experience and expertise
  • Workshop Presenter – Delivering presentations to either in-person or online audiences on topics that will help them grow their businesses
All our volunteers help support and grow America’s Small Business community – the greatest generator of employment in the country!
If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities with SCORE, please visit the www.score.org. Click on ‘Get Involved’, then the Volunteer button. Our more than 300 SCORE volunteers across North Carolina look forward to hearing from you!
Thursday Produce Sorting/Box Prep with Bounty + Soul
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bounty + Soul

Before you even begin thinking about volunteering, ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?

Your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s main priority. We encourage you to review and adhere to the recommendations on the Buncombe County readiness site on how best to avoid COVID-19 and what to do if you think you might have it.


Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit with a mission to connect people to food, education and each other.

This opportunity involves sorting and inspecting produce donations from local grocers and placing them into food boxes that are distributed at weekly drive-thru markets. 

Time Commitment:

  • Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers should agree to adhere to all the safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required
  • Closed toed shoes

Health/Safety:

  • We are asking volunteers to wear/bring their own face covering when delivering items
    • Cloth covering nose and mouth
    • Fabric or disposable face mask
  • Asking volunteers to maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
    • Note: there are times when the volunteer task requires volunteers to engage closer than 6 feet. Please do not sign up if you feel uncomfortable.

 

1 and older
Is Family Friendly
Is Not Outdoors
Is Wheelchair Accessible
United Way Seeking Volunteers for Block Party
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Pack Square Park

 

Help United Way celebrate students and their families in our community before school starts this year! United Way is recruiting and managing volunteers to support the United for Youth (U4Y) Block Party in Pack Square on Thursday, August 18th. During this family-friendly event, volunteers will participate in setting up, checking in participants, handing out programs, assisting staff, and much more!

This event is an evening celebration of our community and brings together network partners, students, and families. Collectively we are working alongside one another to achieve our co-created Bold Community Goal, that all students in Buncombe County will graduate from High School ready to pursue their goals and dreams.

Shift Times and Descriptions: *View and sign up for specific shifts below

  • Thursday, August 18th, 10 am:
    • Assist in setting up tents, tables, and chairs
    • Help move necessary supplies where needed
    • Other tasks as needed
  • Thursday, August 18th, 3 pm:
    • Help partners unload materials and move where necessary
    • Checking in participants
    • Handing out programs and answering general event questions
    • Keeping the event grounds clean
    • Runner for staff, performers, or partners to obtain supplies
    • Guiding participants to nearby parking
    • Handing out water and snacks
    • Assisting in the performer’s hospitality tent
    • Other tasks as needed
  • Thursday, August 18th, 5:30 pm:
    • Assist in breaking down tents, tables, and chairs
    • Help move necessary supplies where needed
    • Other tasks as needed

General Requirements:

  • Volunteers “respond” below to available shifts or “respond as a team” to reserve spots for colleagues, family, and friends.
  • Volunteers agree to adhere to all safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 15 lbs
  • Bending, stooping, walking and twisting
  • Ability to stand on concrete and/or grass for long periods of time
  • Heat tolerant, this is an outdoor only event
  • Positive and compassionate customer service skills
  • Sign the waiver upon arrival to your selected shift
  • Personal transportation to the event
  • Note: If you require accommodations to participate, please contact the site supervisor to discuss how we can best support you!

Attire:

  • Attire should be comfortable and cool; this is an outdoor event with limited shade so dress accordingly (and don’t forget your sunscreen!)
  • Close toed tennis shoes, sneakers or boots required
Verner Experiential Garden Helpers
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Verner Center for Early Learning

Verner Center for Early Learning is a nonprofit agency providing high quality, affordable early care and education to children birth to five years of age throughout Buncombe County. The mission of Verner Center is to foster holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive. The organization embraces a philosophy that includes excellence in early childhood practices, diversity among children and families, and partnerships and collaboration with families and communities. This philosophy is demonstrated through provision of high quality education, family services, health and nutrition services, and professional development for teachers.

We are currently looking for compassionate volunteers to support our experiential garden.

Volunteer Opportunity Includes:

  • Pulling weeds
  • Cleaning out garden beds
  • Prepping new garden beds
  • Building small projects
  • Mowing
  • Weed eating
  • Laying mulch
  • Watering

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Respond to the shift
  • Comfortable working in various weather conditions
  • Comfortable bending, stooping, twisting
  • Ability to stand for 1-2 hours at a time
Thursday Produce Sorting/Box Prep with Bounty + Soul
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bounty + Soul

Before you even begin thinking about volunteering, ask yourself – Am I well enough to volunteer?

Your safety and limiting the spread of COVID-19 is everyone’s main priority. We encourage you to review and adhere to the recommendations on the Buncombe County readiness site on how best to avoid COVID-19 and what to do if you think you might have it.


Bounty & Soul is a community-based non-profit with a mission to connect people to food, education and each other.

This opportunity involves sorting and inspecting produce donations from local grocers and placing them into food boxes that are distributed at weekly drive-thru markets. 

Time Commitment:

  • Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 1-3pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers should agree to adhere to all the safety measures implemented
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Bending, stooping, and twisting may be required
  • Closed toed shoes

Health/Safety:

  • We are asking volunteers to wear/bring their own face covering when delivering items
    • Cloth covering nose and mouth
    • Fabric or disposable face mask
  • Asking volunteers to maintain physical distance of 6 feet or more when possible
    • Note: there are times when the volunteer task requires volunteers to engage closer than 6 feet. Please do not sign up if you feel uncomfortable.

 

1 and older
Is Family Friendly
Is Not Outdoors
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Elementary After-School Volunteer Creative Peacemakers
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Deaverview Apartment Community

We are seeking volunteers to assist us in our small after school program for children in West Asheville in low-income housing.  We provide a safe and nourishing environment, healthy snacks, and creative activities.  Our program currently meets during the school year on most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00-5:00pm. You may volunteer for one or two days a week. 

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Assist with serving snacks
  • Interact with children during activity time
  • Supervise games and outdoor free time
  • For people with background in education, there is also an opportunity to assist with curriculum development and program planning and administration

Requirements:

  • Background check
  • Orientation booklets will be provided
  • Masks are required if unvaccinated
Friday, August 19, 2022
Ushers Needed
Aug 19 all-day
Wortham Center for The Performing Arts

Ushers Needed

Volunteer ushers are a vital part of the theatre’s Front of House operations.
Ushering is such an easy way to support Local Theater, and to see a show for free! Whether it’s collecting tickets or tidying up after the performance, your help is greatly appreciated and rewarded with free admission. Sign up today, it is a great way to support local theatre!

Help Seniors Fill Out Applications for Benefits
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County
  • The Council on Aging of Buncombe County was formed in 1964 to address the needs of seniors in our community
  • We provide essential support to people over 60 who need assistance with food, heat or a/c, and health care
  • Our volunteers make this work possible– consider joining us today!

Our Mission Statement: Promote the Independence, dignity, and well-being of adults through service, education, and advocacy

We are looking for volunteers to work with low-income Medicare recipients as an unbiased, knowledgeable guide, providing education and assistance with navigating through the application process to help them receive much-needed assistance with the following programs:

  • Medicare Part D Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy (LIS)
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly known as Food Stamps)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The safety of our clients is our highest priority. Here’s what’s required for this role:

  • Clear criminal background check and driving record.
  • Minimum $100,000/300,000 in auto liability coverage.
  • Orientation and training with the Council on Aging.
  • A reliable vehicle that will pass NC safety inspection.

Additionally, we are very flexible and will work with your schedule.

Who would make a strong candidate for this volunteer role?

  • You care about seniors and want to support those who need help most
  • A resident of Buncombe County, NC, or a nearby town.
  • Someone willing to learn basic education about the Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) and what benefits are available for lower-income Seniors.
  • Someone willing to receive education about outreach, what larger events entail, and how to assist with these events.
  • Someone willing to travel around Buncombe County and set up a table at outreach events, educating the community on the services offered at Council on Aging and the Benefits Enrollment Center.
  • Someone able to assist clients with benefits applications and maintain awareness of changes to income guidelines.

If you want to help make a difference in the lives of real people right here in western North Carolina, we would love to welcome you on board as a volunteer.

Support Small Business Growth in Your Area: Volunteer With SCORE!
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
online
SCORE is a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration. Our mission is to help people fulfill a dream to create a new business or grow an existing business. We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to volunteer to be small business mentors and local community advocates.
Small businesses drive the nation’s economy. And, they have been hit hard the past few years. The 9 SCORE chapters in North Carolina are receiving many requests from folks wanting to start or grow businesses! These business owners need help. Would you be interested in joining SCORE?
Mentors provide valuable insight on many topics and give you an opportunity to share what you learned during your career. SCORE chapters members have men and women from every type of industry and position – bankers, accountants, marketing/sales, franchisees, Fortune 500 execs, and small business owners too.
SCORE volunteers do many things to help entrepreneurs. Here are some examples:
·        Business Mentor – Directly advising and supporting small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs
·        Subject Matter Expert – Supporting both mentors and business owners by providing information in your area(s) of experience and expertise
  • Workshop Presenter – Delivering presentations to either in-person or online audiences on topics that will help them grow their businesses
All our volunteers help support and grow America’s Small Business community – the greatest generator of employment in the country!
If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities with SCORE, please visit the www.score.org. Click on ‘Get Involved’, then the Volunteer button. Our more than 300 SCORE volunteers across North Carolina look forward to hearing from you!
Volunteer opportunities available at Mission Hospital
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mission Hospital

Get your 10K steps a day as a greeter, guide, wheelchair transporter and wayfinder for incoming or discharge patients and guests.

Pastoral Care: for trained and experienced lay chaplains to serve patients in all departments

Behavioral Peer Group Facilitation: experienced peers for group facilitation

One on One Peer Support: for specific medical conditions

Pet Therapy Handlers and Team Assistantsfor dog lovers to assist, and dogs and handlers certified for Pet Therapy to visit patients

Occasional One Time- or Short Term-volunteers for special events and short term projects

Child Life and Family Support Assistants: Support programs by helping with cleaning, collecting and packaging art supplies, leading craft projects with patients in the pediatric, behavioral and emergency units.

 

Volunteer onboarding requires a background check, immunization documentation and a 2 ½ hour training. We ask for a commitment of 4 hours per week.

YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Apple Festival Races Volunteers Needed
Aug 20 all-day
Pardee Hospital Parking 800 N Justice St, Hendersonville, NC
And for the Kids? They’ll love the Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile!
This fun run starts just after the 8K & 5K and each child will receive a finisher’s prize.

A race is only as good as the volunteers and you’re a good one! Let us know if you can help!

Ushers Needed
Aug 20 all-day
Wortham Center for The Performing Arts

Ushers Needed

Volunteer ushers are a vital part of the theatre’s Front of House operations.
Ushering is such an easy way to support Local Theater, and to see a show for free! Whether it’s collecting tickets or tidying up after the performance, your help is greatly appreciated and rewarded with free admission. Sign up today, it is a great way to support local theatre!

Swannanoa River Cleanup
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
John B Lewis soccer complex

Join Asheville GreenWorks for a cleanup of the Swannanoa River. Come to this fun and challenging section ready to remove large items, tires, and other trash from this waterway. Volunteers must be 13+ years old for this cleanup.

Please be prepared by dressing appropriately: bathing suits, shorts, quick dry clothing, river shoes or old sneakers. NO flip flops, slides, or heavy clothing like jeans. Bring sun protection and water. All other supplies and gear including boats, life vests, gloves, and trash bags will be provided.

Need to know

Meet in the grassy field past John B Lewis soccer complex (see attachment). Look for a GreenWorks representative to direct you for parking. We will shuttle from here to the put in, and work downstream to finish back at parked vehicles.

Verner Experiential Garden Helpers
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Verner Center for Early Learning

Verner Center for Early Learning is a nonprofit agency providing high quality, affordable early care and education to children birth to five years of age throughout Buncombe County. The mission of Verner Center is to foster holistic learning environments where young children and families thrive. The organization embraces a philosophy that includes excellence in early childhood practices, diversity among children and families, and partnerships and collaboration with families and communities. This philosophy is demonstrated through provision of high quality education, family services, health and nutrition services, and professional development for teachers.

We are currently looking for compassionate volunteers to support our experiential garden.

Volunteer Opportunity Includes:

  • Pulling weeds
  • Cleaning out garden beds
  • Prepping new garden beds
  • Building small projects
  • Mowing
  • Weed eating
  • Laying mulch
  • Watering

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Respond to the shift
  • Comfortable working in various weather conditions
  • Comfortable bending, stooping, twisting
  • Ability to stand for 1-2 hours at a time
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Apple Festival Races Volunteers Needed
Aug 21 all-day
Pardee Hospital Parking 800 N Justice St, Hendersonville, NC
And for the Kids? They’ll love the Chick-fil-A Mini Moo Mile!
This fun run starts just after the 8K & 5K and each child will receive a finisher’s prize.

A race is only as good as the volunteers and you’re a good one! Let us know if you can help!

Knit-n-Give
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mission Rathbun House

Are you looking for an excuse to knit or crochet for a good cause? Help make baby hats and blankets and adult hats, scarves, and slippers to support at-risk newborns and homeless adults.  Your handmade knitwear will keep our neighbors warm.  Volunteers with basic skills in knitting or crocheting are welcome. Please bring your own needles or crochet hooks and a pattern.

Check out Knit-n-Give on WLOS: http://wlos.com/news/only-on-wloscom/close-knit-group-of-women-use-their-talents-to-help-asheville-charities

 

 

Monday, August 22, 2022
YWCA Aquatics Volunteer
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
YWCA Asheville

YWCA of Asheville is a nonprofit organization working to bridge gaps in education, health, childcare, and earning power for women and families in the Asheville region. The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is to eliminate racism; empower women; and promote peace,  justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

The YWCA indoor pool hosts a comprehensive Aquatics Program with activities for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Join the fun in the pool as a swim assistant. Help children and adults learn the basics of floating, kicking, breathing, and diving.
  • Support the Aquatics Program with behind-the-scenes administrative work or on-the-deck supervising

Time Commitment

  • Flexible time commitment

Volunteer Requirements

  • Background check