GREEN OPPORTUNITIES Asheville
Green Opportunities’ mission it to train, support, and connect people from marginalized communities to sustainable employment pathways.
Our Vision We envision resilient, interconnected communities, where everyone shares respect and dignity, has the opportunity to build wealth, and is dedicated to helping each other thrive.
Looking to make a difference?
If you’re interested in volunteering with Green Opportunities, please complete this volunteer inquiry form so we can properly match you with opportunities related to your interests and skill-set.
Community workdays in the Southside Community Garden (located behind the Edington Center) take place weekly on Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, February to October. Garden workdays are open to all and do not require prior sign-up. Please visit the Southside Community Garden on Facebook to get updates on their workdays and events.
Help support our work: Learn more about our social enterprises and work with us, hire us, or partner with us.
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