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VOLUNTEER

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 JingleFest 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.


Training:

Download our 2017 Volunteer Guidebook.

RASP: Responsible Alcohol Serving Program Online Training/Test - Please submit to volunteer@ashevilledowntown.org.

Crowd Manager Training - Please submit to volunteer@ashevilledowntown.org.

You can find instructions for both the RASP and Crowd Manager trainings here.


Interested in volunteering? Contact our Event & Volunteer Coordinator Kat McReynolds at volunteer@ashevilledowntown.org.


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.

2017 Perks!
  • 1-2 shifts: Event t-shirt
  • 3-4 shifts: Event t-shirt + one appreciation party invite
  • 5+ shifts: Event t-shirt + two appreciation party invites
  • 5+ shifts, including at least one late shift: Event t-shirt + two VIP appreciation party invites
  • Volunteers also receive beverage tokens to use after shifts.

Not to mention that both our Volunteer Orientation (held in March) 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).