Volunteer Opportunities

"Weatherizing a residential home in Watauga County for the Martin Luther King Day Challenge

“If there is to be an ecologically sound society, it will have to come from the grass roots up, not from the top down."- Paul Hawken

Ready to take your advocacy to the next level? Help us protect the land, air and water of the central and southern Appalachian region by volunteering!

We have offices in Boone, N.C., Charlottesville, Va., Knoxville, Tenn., and Norton, Va. Each office may have different volunteer needs at different times, including volunteer nights, help during business hours, or assistance at tabling events on weekends. Volunteering is a great opportunity to participate in our work, learn valuable advocacy and organizing skills, and meet new people!

Volunteer Events: Check out our list of upcoming volunteer nights

Sign up now and let us know a little about your interests and how much you’d like to volunteer. We’ll send you notices about any upcoming events.

Interested in a more in-depth experience with Appalachian Voices? Intern with us.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

If you’re interested in volunteering, fill out the volunteer signup form or attend one of our volunteer events (below).

energy savings volunteer night

Bi-weekly(-ish) Energy Efficiency Task Force Volunteer Nights

Join our Energy Savings team for our bi-weekly volunteer nights. We will be planning creative ways to get the word out to western North Carolina about decreasing energy waste and increasing the use of renewable resources. All are welcome and training will be provided! This is a great chance to get creative and build leadership skills around an important local issue.

2017 Schedule:

Where: Appalachian Voices office, 589 W. King St., Boone, N.C. (above Dogwood Cafe, Strand Beads and Doe Ridge Pottery)

Email becca@appvoices.org with any questions.

Voice volunteer night

Bi-monthly Voice Volunteer Nights

Every other month, we host a fun volunteer night to prepare the latest issue of The Appalachian Voice newspaper for distribution in our seven-state region, complete with lots of laughter, free pizza and sodas! Dates may change depending on printing, so be sure to sign up for email notifications. Voice Volunteer Night starts at 6:00 p.m. and takes approximately an hour and a half to two hours. Email mayzie@appvoices.org or call (828) 262-1500 to let us know if you can come!

2017 Schedule:

  • February/March issue:Monday, February 6
  • April/May issue: Monday, April 3
  • June/July issue: Monday, June 5
  • August/September issue: Monday, August 7
  • October/November issue: Monday, October 2
  • December/January issue: Wednesday, November 29

Where: Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture building, 171 Grand Blvd., Boone, N.C. (takes place on the basement floor, come in through Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture entrance)