The Color Run is coming to Asheville on Saturday, July 26 — bringing a chance to run for a good cause as a portion of proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. For those looking for a colorful and fun chance to help out, the foundation needs volunteers to help with the paint race.
This week Mary Miller, recruitment and awareness coordinator for the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, tells us about volunteering opportunities in the council’s tutoring programs.
Angel Redmond, outreach coordinator for the YWCA of Asheville, tells us about summer volunteering opportunities at the YWCA of Asheville.
From the Western North Carolina Aids Project Dining Out for Life®, presented by Prestige Subaru, returns to Western North Carolina April 24, with participating restaurants in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell and Transylvania Counties donating 20% of sales to support Western North Carolina AIDS Project. Dining Out For Life® volunteers, called Ambassadors, attend […]
Read to Succeed literary coaches work with at-risk children in Asheville City Schools. (Photo courtesy of Read to Succeed) Read to Succeed Asheville is seeking volunteer literacy coaches to work with at-risk children in K through 3rd grade. Join our team of highly trained, committed coaches and work one-on-one with an Asheville elementary school student. […]
The Buncombe County Master Gardener Volunteers’ are looking for property that belongs to the city or county and can be contracted to the Buncombe County Agricultural Extension Office for an extended period of time (10+ years) to be used to serve the public of Asheville and Buncombe County as the Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden & Learning Center.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Buncombe County will celebrate National Mentoring Month by reconnecting former mentors and mentees at “Reunite Now” on Jan. 23.
On Jan. 29, a Global Impact Volunteer Event helped Asheville Habit for Humanity workers get a little TLC — free massages, haircuts, chiropractic adjustments and, even, a little pizza and pasta.
Pat LaPier, president of the Buncombe County Foster Care Association, is in a unique position. She donates her time to the community and also receives services from Children First/Communities In Schools Family Resource Center at Emma. Jodi Ford of Children First/Communities In Schools tells her story. Photos by Jodi Ford.
Before the seasonal gloom takes hold, consider signing up for a class, taking a workshop or volunteering your time.