Get Involved in the Community with Hands On Asheville-Buncombe
The volunteer center of United Way, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, makes it easy to get involved in meaningful volunteer opportunities with local nonprofit organizations and schools. With hundreds of opportunities made available each month, it's easy to connect with a cause that fits your interests and schedule. In 2018, Hands On placed 2,400 unique volunteers at 70+ organizations, providing a total of 9,000 hours of volunteer service (equivalent to 4.5 full-time employees). These volunteer hours support projects at fellow nonprofit organizations, in middle schools, and during events for community partners doing integral work within Asheville and Buncombe County.
Find Projects Based on Your Interests and Availability
We understand that your lives are busy so we’ve made it easy for you to find a project you’re interested in and are able to commit to, whether that’s an afternoon or ongoing from week to week. We’ve sorted projects by activity type, level of involvement, impact area, location, and more so you’re able to browse needs and projects and find ways to plug in and support as you feel comfortable. A few types of projects and different ways to get involved include:
- Flex Projects
- Portable Projects
- Group Opportunities
- Youth Group Opportunities
- Court-Ordered Projects
Make an Impact with Community Partners
We work with 70+ local organizations to help residents living in Asheville and Buncombe County find and access opportunities to engage and give back individually or as a team.
Some of those community partners include:
- Bounty & Soul
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC
- Asheville Jewish Community Center
- Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
- AB Tech Community College
- Eliada Homes
Give Back as a Company with Business United Volunteer Projects
Learn about local nonprofit work while giving back and building community by volunteering together as a team. Our staff can create a custom project based on your specific interests, whether it’s for a group of 10 or 200.
We also have several smaller scale group-oriented activities:
- Homework Diners
- Holiday Book Drive
- School Supply Drive
Learn more about Business United activities through our volunteer center Hands On Asheville-Buncombe OR send an email to Michelle Bennett, Volunteer Engagement Director, to learn about ways your staff can get involved in the community as a team.