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 sreichert@iwcnc.org.  For volunteer groups, please contact Sydney Reichert at 828-274-6053.

Because of the nature of the work, we require the completion of 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:

Virtual Reading Buddies: Assist teachers in classroom by reading to students over Zoom. Mon-Fri 9-12 or 3-6 pm.

Click here to download our:
Volunteer Application

Other Volunteer Opportunities (currently unavailable due to Covid-19)

Outdoors: Campus-Wide Landscaping, Gardening, Mowing. Mon-Fri. Hours flexible.
Pet Therapy: Adult Day Activity Center, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, hours flexible
Reading Buddies: Assist teachers in classroom by reading to students. Mon-Fri 9-12 or 3-6 pm.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of the Irene Wortham Center family!