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 jbryant@iwcnc.org. For volunteer groups, please contact Jessica Bryant, 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:

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.

Click here to download our:
Volunteer Application

Other Volunteer Opportunities 

We are looking for volunteers to help us at our booth for the 2018 Race to the Taps 5K and 8K event at Catawba Brewing in Asheville’s South Slope. You will receive a free race t-shirt that can be used at any of the 4 race to the tap events, and a free beer ticket (if 21 or older) for volunteering, volunteers must be 14 years old or older. Shifts are 2-3 hours. We are in need of 20 volunteers for this event. Please let us know if you can help!

To sign up visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054cacab2aa0fa7-race5

Race for the Taps 2018 Races we will need volunteers for:
Saturday March 10th Catawba Brewing South Slope
Saturday April 28th Pisgah Brewing Black Mountain
Saturday September 29th New Belgium Brewing W. Asheville
Saturday October 27th Bold Rock Hard Cider Mills River

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