Volunteer Program

The purpose of the Volunteer Program is to enhance the City of Asheville’s ability to provide services effectively and efficiently while conserving resources through the utilization of one of our community’s primary assets – skilled, capable and enthusiastic citizens. In addition, volunteerism encourages strong partnerships and collaborations between city government and the community and improves the quality of life for Program participants and the rest of the community.

The Volunteer Program creates opportunities for citizens to gain an increased understanding of city government and have access to opportunities for improving its positive impact and effectiveness. Volunteer experiences are designed to give citizens a chance to develop new skills and experiences while learning more about local government through active participation in projects on public land and in public facilities.

Interested citizens can volunteer with the City of Asheville in a variety of departments, services, special projects, and events. The Volunteer Program has an opportunity that will fit with most schedules, from a one-time service project lasting half a day to long term volunteer positions requiring a commitment of several hours per week. The Volunteer Program also has a process to work with citizens to identify new and innovative volunteer projects, so if you have an interest or special talent to share, please contact the volunteer coordinator.


Current Volunteer Opportunities


Asheville Police Department

The Asheville Police Department’s Volunteer Program was established as a link between residents and the police department. Volunteers learn more about the community’s needs and resources while providing valuable assistance to the city’s professional staff. Read more here.


Updated 02/26/2020