Join us in growing a thriving local food movement. We have lots of great ways to get involved in our work for those seeking long term or one-time volunteer opportunities. Complete our volunteer interest form to tell us what you are interested in, or keep scrolling to find our current volunteer and intern openings.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Asheville City Market Volunteer: Support our weekly Saturday farmers market with tasks involving early morning set up (6:30-8), break down (11:30-1:30), special events and promotions tabling, and more. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Photography Volunteer: Are you a photo student or an amateur or professional photographer? Contact ASAP to find out how you can help us promote local food and farms with your photography. Photographers who volunteer with ASAP tell the story of food and agriculture in the mountains by taking photos at events, farmers markets, farm tours. Volunteers also conduct photo shoots at farms for our promotional farmer profiles. For details, contact Lee Seabrook at [email protected]
Farmers Market Reporters: Wonder how we get all of that great information for our weekly tailgate market reports? Volunteers, along with farmers, interns, ASAP staff, and market vendors, send us reports and photos of what’s new and in season at local farmer’s markets. Visit local farmers markets and chat with vendors to get the scoop on what’s new or will be arriving at markets soon. Send your market notes and photos to Jaclyn at [email protected].
Office Volunteers: We love our office volunteers! Enjoy data entry, filing, making phone calls, or assembling materials? We can use your organizational know-how and office support! Contact [email protected]
Local Food Guide Phone-a-thon: Get behind the scenes of ASAP’s premier local food directory! Sign up to be part of our team of callers and connect with farms and businesses across WNC. Learn more and sign up.
Arts and Crafts Volunteers: If you are a quilter, costume maker, woodworker, potter, painter, or puppeteer, we would love to apply your skills towards creating aesthetic and functional materials for engaging the public around food and farms. We have lots of crafty wish list items, including paperweights for event tabling, produce/farmer costumes, head-in-hole cutouts, table runners, games, and more. Check out our list of possible projects. This opportunity is great for groups and art classes!
For more information, contact us at [email protected].
Volunteer Interest Form
Complete the form below to let us know how you’d like to volunteer with ASAP and to be contacted for future opportunities: