Connect and Engage with Volunteerism - Virtual Lunch & Learn Event

 Connect and Engage with Volunteerism

This Lunch & Learn will explore opportunities for creating meaning and connection through volunteer service. 

Join local non-profit leaders from across the Asheville area for this Facebook Live Lunch & Learn and find out how volunteers are adapting to meet the needs of our communities in 2021 on:

Recorded: Tuesday, September 28th at 12:00 noon.

Facebook Event Link

YouTube recording:


  • Kristina Israel - Council on Aging, Buncombe County


  • Gretchen Batra, Volunteer, AARP
  • Carrie Burgin, Volunteer Manager, ReStores for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Kim Dickens, Volunteer, AARP
  • Karla Gardner, Director of Community Engagement, Bounty & Soul
  • Chelsea Rath, Community Engagement Coordinator, Asheville GreenWorks
  • Alyssa Shuman, Volunteer Manager, MANNA FoodBank
  • Crystal Taylor, Assistant Director of Troop Experience, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont

Topics of Discussion: 

  • How volunteering benefits people socially and emotionally?
  • Where volunteering fits into the workforce continuum?
  • How volunteer opportunities have shifted during Covid and what the biggest needs are right now?
  • Stories/mission moments to share related to great moments of volunteer service?
  • If you are a volunteer, why do you choose to volunteer?
  • How to find out more about volunteering at your organizations?