AmeriCorps members host opportunities for National Volunteer Week

Published 5:50 pm Sunday, April 16, 2017

AmeriCorps Project Conserve members have been working hard over the past few months to get ready for National Volunteer Week, April 23-29. 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.

Polk County Recreation is leading a clean-up of Vaughn Creek on Thursday, April 27.

Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy will be hosting a non-native invasive plant removal workday at one of their conservation properties in the Hickory Nut Gorge on Friday, April 28.

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Organic Growers School will be helping out with the Mountain Springs Garden Show at the western North Carolina Farmers Market on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29.

MountainTrue will be participating in Pisgah Pride Day in Pisgah Forest on Saturday, April 29 to show their love and appreciation for western North Carolina’s forests.

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition will be helping Mother Nature by cleaning up trash on the Thermal Belt Rail Trail on Sunday, April 30.

All 32 AmeriCorps Project Conserve members will be joining Bounty and Soul on Tuesday, April 25 to help with healthy local food access and community gardens.

National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to get involved with the local community and a great excuse to get out and enjoy western North Carolina’s beautiful natural resources. AmeriCorps Project Conserve welcomes people with any skill level who want to participate in volunteering. Visit for more information about volunteer opportunities and how to sign up.

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.

Article submitted by Jen Adams