Change a Life: Volunteer
Are you interested in volunteering as a Reading Coach or Reading Buddy? Sign up for training this Fall. Don’t wait, classes fill up quickly. First classes start in mid September. Click here for more information: http://www.r2sasheville.org/volunteer.html
The stories for many children born into poverty share a common outcome: a lifetime cycle of hardship. We believe that a single powerful factor – literacy – can help break that cycle. Read To Succeed Asheville wants all children to achieve well-being and lead productive lives. One crucial key is the ability to read proficiently, and we’re making inroads. Students are referred to us because they are unable to read at expected grade level and every year, on average, 66% of R2S students get to grade level in reading (as measured by the state DIBELS test).
My Sistah Taught Me That (MSTMT) is a young girl’s developmental program designed to encourage, inspire, educate, and empower young girls ages 11-19 with a special focus on girls growing up in single parent homes without their father. This program was created so young ladies in Buncombe County and surrounding areas in Western North Carolina may have the chance to be exposed to professional leaders in our community who are dedicated to providing opportunities, open dialogue, and exposure to things they wouldn’t routinely do, with the intent of helping them grow and mature.
Asheville GreenWorks is a volunteer based 501(c)(3) working to enhance the environment and quality of life for the citizens of Asheville and Buncombe County through awareness building, community activities and partnership. * Serving as liasion between citizens, city and county government * Over 12,000 dedicated Volunteers * Over 900 Contributing Members * Corporate, governmental and academic partnerships * Grassroots activities to increase public awareness and effect public policy
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We are Conserving Carolina, formed by the consolidation of two sister organizations, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy. Our organizations, each with deep roots and strong histories of conserving our lands and natural resources, have united to increase conservation efforts in our area. Combining our expertise, talents and resources under a consolidated banner, we can do more for you!
Flex Projects are created in collaboration with our Partner Agency, and are led by trained Hands On Volunteer Leaders. Flex Projects don’t require an ongoing commitment, giving you the chance to explore a variety of opportunities that impact our community.
What makes our Flex Projects unique?
- Each Flex Project is led by a trained Hands On volunteer, known as a Volunteer Leader
- Most Flex Projects take place on evenings and weekends and last 1-3 hours
- Flex Projects don’t require an ongoing commitment or any advance training
- Many Flex Projects are youth/family friendly
- Because you’ll be participating with a group of other volunteers, Flex Projects are a great way to meet new people
Check out the Flex Project Calendarand get started today!
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Saturday, Sept 1st – West Asheville Roadside Cleanup, join the West Asheville Business Association for a fun cleanup of Haywood Road. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at The WALK, then join a roadside cleanup team. 10am to Noon Sign up here.
Saturday, Sept 8th – WNC Big Sweep River, Creek and Roadside Cleanup. Join in on WNC’s largest single day river cleanup. 1pm to 5pm Sign up here.
Saturday, Sept 15th – Hard 2 Recycle Collection EAST Buncombe. Bring out your DEAD… batteries, electronics and more to be recycled right here in the US. 10am to 2pm For more information click here.
The NC Department of Environmental Quality has extended the deadline for public feedback about North Carolina’s coal combustion residuals (CCR) rules from March 22 to April 6. The DEQ has indicated that they plan to enact their own state CCR rules in addition to the federal rules, which are at risk of being weakened by current EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. If the federal rules are weakened, we need to make sure the state CCR rules can step in to help defend our waters and our communities.
RiverLink signed the first Brownfield agreement in the Wilma Dykeman RiverWay at its historic Cotton Mill Property. We signed our second Brownfield agreement in the RiverWay at the old EDACO junk yard location on Amboy Rd, adjacent to Carrier Park.
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