When you volunteer your time to share your talents, compassion and enthusiasm with children and adults with developmental challenges, you help them live happier lives. In return, they make your life better too.
We are always looking for positive volunteers for short term projects. Some of the projects include assisting teachers in the classroom, helping adult clients, campus beautification, pet therapy, and assisting at community and fundraising events. If you are interested, please fill out a volunteer application form and mail it to 916 West Chapel Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, or bring to the Administrative Office on Rose Street. (Hours are 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.) You may also fax it to 828-274-1582, or scan and email to email@example.com. For volunteer groups, please contact Eleanor Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator, directly at 828-274-6053.
Because of the nature of the work, some people may need to complete a Background Check and Confidentiality Agreement prior to volunteering with the Center. Also, proof of prior immunizations and/or vaccinations may be required for certain positions. For Pet Therapy, we will need a copy of your pet therapy certification from an accredited agency, and proof of current rabies vaccination.
Current Volunteer Openings:
Feb 6-Feb 10: Dogwood House Interior Painting.
Feb 27-Mar 3: Residential Houses Inside Clean Up
Mar 15-17: Residential Houses Inside and Outside Spring Cleaning
April 3-4: Azalea House Inside Cleaning and Painting
Apr 24-28: Residential Houses Inside Clean Up
May 1-4, May 8-11, May 15-18, May 22-25, May 30-Jun 2, Jun 5-8, Jun 12-15, Jun 19-22, Jun 26-29, Jul 17-20, Jul 24-27, Jul 31-Aug 3, Jul 7-10, Jul 14-17, Jul 21-24, Jul 28-31: Campus Wide- Landscaping, Mulching, Planting, Mowing
Fridays, May-August: Fleet Vehicle Cleaning and Car Washing
Pet Therapy: Adult Day Activity Center, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, hours flexible
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If you have any questions, please contact Eleanor Campbell at 828-274-6053. Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Irene Wortham Center family!