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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 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.



Download our 2020 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 Manager at volunteer@ashevilledowntown.org.

Learn more about Group Volunteering Opportunities.

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. Click the attachment below for more info on how perks are calculated.

2020 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).