In 2018, Asheville GreenWorks engaged 3,500 volunteers in 260 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 Community Engagement Coordinator to set something up.
Want to help but not quite ready to volunteer? Consider sponsoring an event or program, becoming a member, or making a contribution to support Asheville GreenWorks.
No matter what, you'll still get to show that you #LoveWhereYouLive.
Reserved for the Spring and Fall, We plant as many native shade and edible trees as humanly possible.
Represent the GreenWorks at Festivals, Fairs, Shows and Gatherings. Signup new Volunteers, hand out educational materials and occasionally sort through garbage cans.
Adopt a street or highway with your group, family or business and help keep it litter free.
Asheville Bag Monster
Wear the hottest outfit in town while educating the public about Reducing, Recycling and REFUSING single use plastic products.
Stream and River Cleanups
Wade, float and swim rivers and streams to relieve our waterways of unwanted trash.
Roadside & Environmental Cleanups
Grab a group of friends and pick up litter around your community. You’ll set a great example for others and have a great time in the process.