Empowering the Community

Throughout the year RiverLink hosts many volunteer events that are open to anyone who wants to help out. There’s no experience needed for these events, just a love of the river and a desire to make an impact. We also host special events throughout the year that can always use some extra hands. We ask that you register for any events you’d like to attend so we can ensure we bring enough supplies for everyone that wants to participate.

Questions about volunteering
If you have any questions about volunteering with us, or you’d like to set up a private service day for your group send us an email at volunteer@riverlink.org

Attention Individuals Looking for Service Hours: We do not offer hourly volunteer opportunities like those at animal shelters or soup kitchens. Instead we host scheduled volunteer days for the public. We recommend doing these service days alongside service hours you get from other organizations to complete your community service.

Public Volunteer Events


21sep10:00 am3:00 pmNo more spaces leftBig Sweep River Cleanup10:00 am - 3:00 pm Hominey Creek River ParkNo more spots left!


09nov10:00 am1:00 pmVolunteer Educator Training10:00 am - 1:00 pm RiverLink Office7 Spots remaining

Tasks for Individuals

We often have jobs that only need 1 or 2 people to complete. These are great opportunities for individuals that want to fit volunteering into their schedule.

Volunteer Groups

Volunteer Groups

If you’ve got a group of friends, family, or coworkers looking to volunteer we’d love to help you make an impact on your community! We often work with church groups, schools and local businesses to organize private service days. We’ll find a date and time that works for your schedule and a project that fits your groups abilities. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to the environmental scene, or a seasoned veteran, there’s always a way that you can lend a hand.

Adopt-A-Stream Volunteers


This program is great for those looking to get more involved. Gather your group of 5 or more and we’ll assign a local stream to your team. We’ll supply you with the materials you need to clean your waterway and monitor its health. Should your group want to know more about your stream, we’ll come facilitate some citizen science with you all and gather some data. As a result we hope that your team will feel a sense of ownership and connection with your stream.

Other River Volunteer Resources

Asheville GreenWorks – These guys do a ton of great work in the community! If you want to clean rivers or plant trees then check out their events.

MountainTrue – Home of the French Broad River Keeper, MountainTrue empowers many people to help out on the river.

Mills River Partnership – They might be a smaller organization but they still make a huge impact in this crucial waterway.