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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 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.


Annual Volunteer Orientation, Wednesday, March 15 at 6pm at The Orange Peel. Contact Kat for more info.

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

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

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.

2016 Perks!
  • 1-3 shifts: Event T-shirt
  • 4-5 shifts: Event T-shirt, invitation to volunteer party
  • 6 or more shifts: Event T-shirts, and two VIP invites to volunteer party

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).