Volunteering

ashevilleareahabitat

Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity

Builds new homes for qualifying families and individuals while preserving existing homes. Info: info@ashevillehabitat.org

•Volunteers needed for administrative office duties.

abtech

Asheville-Buncombe Technical College

A-B Tech works to offer opportunities for specific job training and retraining and personal enrichment. Info: jeralieeandrews@abtech.edu or 230-6526.

• Volunteers needed to assist in Adult Basic Skills (ABS) and High School Equivalency (HSE, formerly GED) program at Goodwill in West Asheville. Volunteers should be proficient in language arts or math. Session available Tues., Wed., or Thurs. from 9am-noon.

Asheville City Schools Foundation

Asheville City Schools Foundation

Works to create strong public schools and break the cycle of poverty. Info: jay@acsf.org or 350-6135.

• Volunteers needed to tutor/ mentor students (k-12). Shifts available Mon.-Fri., 8am-6pm.

• Volunteers needed to tutor Asheville High School/SILSA students. All subjects requested, math tutors especially needed. Once per week 10-10:35am or 3:30-4:30pm.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters WNC

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of WNC

Helps children thrive through partnerships with trained adult mentors. Info: bbswnc.org or 253-1470

• Volunteers age 18+ need to accompany youth to free or low-cost activities. Volunteers 16+ needed to mentor one hour per week.

charliesangels

Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue

A shelter and foster network for area cats and dogs based in Fletcher. Info: wncanimalrescue.org or 885-3647.

• Volunteers are needed to foster a dog for 2 to 3 weeks. No costs involved.

childrenfirstcis

Children First CIS of Buncombe County

Provides programs to economically disadvantaged children & families. Info: childrenfirstbc.org

• Volunteers needed for learning centers and after school programs for elementary school children living in public and low-income housing. Mon.-Thurs., 2:30-5:30pm.

guardiamadlitem

Guardian ad Litem

Helps neglected and abused children have a voice to represent their best interests in court in Henderson, Polk, Transylvania, Rutherford and McDowell counties. Info: 694-4215

• Volunteers needed to track case progress and help children express their wishes in court proceedings. Average case takes 8-15 hours per month commitment. Training provided.

Literacy Council of Buncombe County

Literacy Council of Buncombe County

Works to increase literacy and English language skills. Info: volunteers@litcouncil.com or 254-3442

• Volunteers needed for the Adult Education Program, which teaches basic reading, writing and spelling. Previous teaching experience not required.

• Volunteers needed for the Augustine Program, which works with low-income children reading below grade level. Previous teaching experience not required.

Loving Food Resources

Loving Food Resources

A special needs food pantry providing food and other items to persons living with HIV/AIDS or in hospice with any diagnosis. Info: 255-9282.

• Volunteers needed for stocking, helping clients shop, driving, food box delivery, sorting, graphic design and office assistance. Shifts available Tue.-Fri.: 9am-noon; Sat.:9am-2pm.

manna

MANNA FoodBank

Processes donated food for distribution throughout WNC. Info: mannafoodbank.org or 299-3663.

• Volunteers needed to work in the warehouse. Mon.-Sat. daytime and Thu. evenings.

opportunityhouse

Opportunity House

A cultural center in Hendersonville. Info: opportunityhouse.org or 692-0575.

• Volunteers needed to work in the thrift store and front desk.

rathbuncenter

The Rathbun Center

Provides free lodging to patients and caregivers staying in Asheville for medical treatment. Info: rathbuncenter.org or 251-0595.

• Volunteers needed to support and register guests. Weekend shifts: noon-3pm; 3-6pm; 6-9pm.

WNCAP

WNC AIDS Project

Provides resources and support for AIDS patients and their families. Info: wncap.org or 252-7489.

• Office and clerical volunteers needed for data entry and computer-related tasks during daytime office hours Mon.-Fri.

YWCA

YWCA

Advocates for young women’s leadership and welfare. Info: 254-7206, ext. 219

• Volunteers needed for a variety of tasks in the child care department. A background check, a medical questionnaire, TB screening and a minimum age of 16 are required.

Is your organization in need of volunteers? These listings are provided free to nonprofits operating in Asheville and the greater Asheville area. Submit your information to ceidson@mountainx.com or call 251-1333, ext. 114 for questions.