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    Volunteer Opportunities with the City of Asheville


    Be a Local Leader by volunteering as a member of a Board or Commission

    The City of Asheville has various openings on various committees. Have you ever wanted to make a difference? Have you wondered, “Can the City benefit from my experience and knowledge?” Do you want to have a voice in the City’s growth and future? Do you want to be a part of the body that is responsible for making decisions regarding policy, service and education? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to take that initial step forward and put your perspective, leadership and knowledge to task by serving on one of the many committees we have to offer.

    View the City's Boards & Commissions

    Adopt-a-Street Program

    Groups and organizations are encouraged to help reduce litter by participating in Asheville's Adopt-A-Street program. Participants agree to pick up litter from their adopted street at least four times per year. Asheville Greenworks will provide groups with bags, vests, gloves, and pick-up sticks for the cleanyour pick ups. The City of Asheville will provide signs on your street in recognition of your litter reduction efforts!

    Currently there are 132 streets being cared for by individuals and businesses in Asheville and Buncombe County.

    For more information, contact Asheville GreenWorks or (828) 254-1776. Or send an email tovolunteer@ashevillenc.gov.

    Handicapped Parking Enforcement

    This program is administered by the city’s Parking Services Division with training provided by the Asheville Police Department. To be eligible, volunteers for this program must live within Buncombe County or any county it borders, successfully pass a background check and complete training. Training will include instruction on pertinent laws and ordinances, identification of appropriate handicapped placards and plates, how to write citations, and other administrative responsibilities. Volunteers will then be able to assist city officials in enforcing the proper use of parking spaces designated for handicapped users.

    For more information or an application, contact Parking Services at 259-5759. For an application, contact volunteer@ashevillenc.gov.

    Group Service Project

    The City of Asheville has many opportunities for service projects for groups of volunteers from local organizations and businesses. We work to match your group with the service project that will work the best with the volunteers you recruit! If you are interested in participating in a group service project with the City of Asheville, you can contact the volunteer coordinator at 259-5506 or volunteer@ashevillenc.gov.

    If you have a specific project in mind for your group in a public space or facility, the volunteer coordinator will also work with you to determine if the project is appropriate and can be completed with existing city resources. To submit this kind of proposal, please print and fill out the Group Interest Form and mail to City of Asheville Volunteer Program, P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802 or email to volunteer@ashevillenc.gov.

    Fire Hydrant Painting Service Project (PDF) (Video)

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