CONTEST! Tickets, Parades, Food and Fun for Volunteers

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Volunteers make a tremendous difference in Asheville and Buncombe County. Last year, nearly 3,000 people volunteered a combined total of 22,000 hours through Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, the volunteer center of United Way. That’s over 916 days and nights of volunteer hours!Asheville Volunteers

To celebrate Hands On's 10th anniversary, we want to make sure everyone in the community knows about its services so we can connect more volunteers to causes they care about. From October 16-November 7, we’re encouraging volunteers to search and sign up for opportunities through Hands On’s online database by offering incentives.

Each week, we’ll pick three new users at random. Each winner will receive a donated prize from area businesses including gift cards to restaurants, tickets to theater and music performances, prize packs from retailers and some truly only-in-Asheville prizes (see rules and prizes listed below).


Your Schedule, Your Interests

With more than 260 opportunities to volunteer listed each month, helps save time and match volunteers with organizations based on interests and availability. We’ve done all the work, cultivating a wide range of volunteer opportunities throughout Asheville and Buncombe County. You can search our database instead of calling around town.

Hands On Asheville-BuncombeWhether you’re looking for a weekly opportunity or a one-time commitment, we’ve got you covered. Many projects last less than three hours—and some can even be done from home. Do you want to share skills or learn a new one? Would you like to volunteer with friends and family or meet new people? We’ve made it easy to filter opportunities based on your needs.


Prizes and Rules

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Week 1 Prizes

Week 2 Prizes

Week 3 Prizes


  1. What is the contest? Each week, we’ll select three winners at random. Winners will be selected from the pool of registrants who’ve created new accounts that week and are new to Hands On Asheville-Buncombe (meaning they’ve not previously created a user account). Prizes are donations from local businesses and cannot be redeemed for cash. Contest will run from October 16-November 7 with a maximum of nine winners.
  2. Who is eligible? Any US resident who is 13 years or older. The drawing is limited to one entry per person. Hands On Asheville-Buncombe reserves the right to determine the validity of the entries.
  3. Who is not eligible? United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County staff, board members and their immediate families.
  4. How will I know if I won? Winners will be notified by email and posted on Hands On Asheville-Buncombe’s website. Collection of prize is the responsibility of the winner.
  5. How do I get more information? Submit requests in writing to United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, 50 S. French Broad Ave, Asheville NC 28801 or at


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