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We couldn’t put on award-winning events without our amazing volunteers. Did you know it takes nearly 200 volunteers to make each Downtown After 5 happen, 100 for the Asheville Holiday Parade and another 100 for Oktoberfest?

That means we have lots of opportunities for you lend a hand. You can pour beer at Downtown After 5 or Oktoberfest, work the greening stations, help with setup and breakdown, even be a bike marshal in the Holiday Parade.


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Interested in volunteering? Please reveiw our 2016 Volunteer Guidebook, then send and email with your contact information to to be added to our list. About a month prior to each event, we'll send out information and opportunities available.

And because we know how hard our volunteers work, we’ve come up with a Perks Package to reward you for your time and energy.

2016 Perks!
  • 1-2 shifts: Event Tshirt
  • 3-4 shifts: Event Tshirt and one invitation to volunteer appreciation party
  • 5 or more shifts: Event Tshirt and two invitations to the volunteer appreciation part
    **5 or more shifts with one being a 2nd/late shift: Event Tshirt and VIP invitation to party

Not to mention that both our Volunteer Orientation (held in April) and Volunteer Appreciation Party (held in January) are not to be missed. You’ll enjoy mingling with fellow volunteers, delicious food, and of course, plenty of local Asheville beer (and wine for you wine drinkers).