39 ways to give back this holiday season in Asheville, NC


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Whether you’re an animal lover, an outdoorsy type, a Veteran supporter, or a holiday enthusiast, there’s a nearby volunteer opportunity for you. Here are 30+ local organizations to show a little love to this holiday season:

🦃 If the holidays are your favorite time of the year:

🇺🇲 Supporters of Veterans `

🌳 The outdoorsy types

🍎 Natural-born teachers + mentors

💙 If you want to be there for abuse victims

  • Our VOICE I Donate clothing, toiletries + other materials for victims of sexual violence (volunteering is currently suspended due to COVID-19).
  • My Sister’s Attic I Assist in its thrift shop, sponsor a child or client, help with seasonal chores + more.

♿ If you have a passion for disabled community members

💚 Advocates of mental illness + health awareness

🎨 The artsy types

  • Arts for Life I Be a volunteer teacher (additional volunteer opps currently suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Asheville Art Museum I Greet visitors, assist docents, work in the gift shop + more.

💉 If you’re interested in healthcare

🐶 If you’re an animal lover

If you’re passionate about supporting local minority groups

🍍 If you live + breathe Asheville

📚 Self-proclaimed bibliophiles

🦋 The social butterflies

🔨 The handymen + women

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