National Volunteer Week Opportunities with AmeriCorps Project Conserve

By Kristen Lee on April 7, 2017.
National Volunteer Week service day at Holmes Educational State Forest in 2016.

AmeriCorps Project Conserve welcomes people with any skill level who want to volunteer during National Volunteer Week (April 23rd through April 29th). Volunteer events will be hosted by various Project Conserve host sites throughout Western North Carolina during the week, with opportunities for everyone to get involved to help the environment and community in the region. It’s also a great excuse to get out and enjoy Western North Carolina’s beautiful natural resources. We hope to see you out there!

AmeriCorps Project Conserve is administered by Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in the office of Governor Roy Cooper, and the critical support of our host sites and community partners. Browse www.americorpsprojectconserve.org to learn more!

National Volunteer Week events with CMLC’s AmeriCorps Project Conserve members:

Tuesday, April 25th 

All 32 AmeriCorps Project Conserve members will be joining Bounty and Soul to help with healthy local food access and community gardens (Black Mountain). Schedule is 10am-4pm. Contact Kristen@carolinamountain.org for more info and to sign up!

Wednesday, April 26th

Riverlink is hosting a non-native invasive plant removal service day at Azalea Park (Asheville). Schedule is 10am-12pm. Contact volunteer@riverlink.org for more info and to sign up!

Thursday, April 27th

Polk County Recreation is leading a clean-up of Vaughn Creek (Tryon). Schedule is 9am-12pm. Contact trails@polknc.org for more info and to sign up!

Friday, April 28th

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will be hosting a non-native invasive plant removal workday at Florence Nature Preserve (Gerton). Schedule is 10am-3pm. Contact volunteer@carolinamountain.org for more info and to sign up!

Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th

Organic Growers School will be helping out with the Mountain Springs Garden Show at the WNC Farmers Market (Asheville). Schedule is 9am-5pm both days. Contact outreach@organicgrowersschool.org for more info and to sign up!

Saturday, April 29th

MountainTrue will be participating in Pisgah Pride Day in Pisgah Forest to show their love and appreciation for Western North Carolina’s forests.  Schedule is 8am-2pm. Contact marykate@mountaintrue.org for more info and to sign up!

Sunday, April 30th

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition will be helping Mother Nature by cleaning up trash on the Thermal Belt Rail Trail (Spindale). Schedule is 11:30am-3:30pm. Contact trails@rutherfordoutdoorcoalition.org for more info and to sign up!