Based upon a needs assessment of Asheville City Schools volunteer needs completed in 2010, we are broadening the scope of our Volunteer Training and Outreach Program. There are a wide-variety of meaningful roles for volunteers to fulfill within our schools, and our goal is to help each school build their capacity to recruit and retain these important volunteers. Our Volunteer Training and Outreach Program Director provides training and support to school volunteer coordinators to ensure best practices of volunteer management across the ACS district.
Community outreach is an important aspect of this program; please contact Julia Shuster, VTOP Director, if you want us to speak to your organization about volunteer opportunities and other ways that you can positively impact our students and schools. We believe strong community involvement makes stronger schools.
We also believe in providing our volunteers with the resources they need to be effective. Thus, in addition to the initial volunteer orientation, we offer a wide variety of youth-focused professional development for volunteers throughout the year.
Current volunteer opportunities include:
-Behind the scenes and one time events
Here is the link to all of our current volunteer opportunities via Hands On
To learn more and get involved contact: