As COVID cases continue to rise in Buncombe County, Asheville GreenWorks' top priority is the health and safety of our community. While we continue to navigate the changes that 2020 has brought to our organization, we are still committed to our mission. Public workdays are being suspended at this time but there are still ways to get involved. Please contact [email protected] to learn more about any of the following opportunities:
- Volunteer at Hard 2 Recycle events
- Become a regular volunteer with our TreeKeepers
- Organize your quarantine pod for a small-scale project
- Borrow supplies from our cleanup supply stations to do your own neighborhood cleanup. If you have a group of 5 or more, please contact [email protected] to pick up supplies (at least 3 days prior to your project).
We work with groups of all ages and abilities. Minors under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult on all workdays. Minors 15-18 can volunteer unaccompanied but must have a parent or guardian submit a minor waiver. Contact [email protected] to learn more.
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In 2019, Asheville GreenWorks engaged 3,347 volunteers in 213 projects.
That's a big deal! We love the way our community shows up to take care of our urban environment.
Where do volunteers work?
Public lands in Asheville and Buncombe County. Our mission is to equip and mobilize individuals to care for the places they love to live. That means greenways, parks, neighborhood roads, creeks, streams, rivers, and community orchards. You should be able to enjoy all of the places you've helped to improve!
What do volunteers do?
Plant trees, pull tires from waterways, remove thousands of pounds of litter from creeks and roadsides, help with recycling events, build bee habitats, and more!
How can you get involved?
Check out our Upcoming Events to see what public volunteer projects you can get involved in. If your business, school, church, or friend group want to organize their own project, we can do that! Just email our [email protected] to set something up. For corporate volunteer and alternative break groups, we ask that you consider making a donation, as this allows us to coordinate a project best suited for your group and make opportunities possible for others.
Want to help but not quite ready to volunteer? Consider sponsoring an event or program or making a contribution to support Asheville GreenWorks.
No matter what, you'll still get to show that you #LoveWhereYouLive.
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