Asheville Green Opportunities (GO!)

Mailing Address 378 Haywood RD Suite E Asheville, NC 28806
Contact Person Marilyn Bass, Community Outreach

Contact Info

  828.398.4158-office 

Marilyn@greenopportunities.org

Website  http://greenopportunities.org/

Description of Agency

Green Opportunities (GO) is an Asheville-based community-based development organization dedicated to improving lives, communities and the health of the planet through innovative green collar job training and placement programs. GO is committed to empowering low-income neighborhoods in Asheville by preparing residents for well-paying jobs, completing hands-on projects that make these neighborhoods safer and more sustainable, and linking the residents of these neighborhoods to jobs and other community resources that lead to greater empowerment.

Ongoing Service Opportunities

Business Coordinator for GO Energry Team

This volunteer would help establish and implement a business plan for GO Energy Team, a microenterprise of GO that specializes in energy efficiency and weathering buildings.  The volunteer will make connections, talk to realtors, and develop  promotional advertising for business.  Experience or understanding of business developement is needed.  Established business connections in Asheville is perferred.  The volunteer also needs to be a self-starter that works well in a team.  In return for your time you will help a small business get off the ground, learn about non-profit developement and the green job movement, and establish partnerships in the Asheville community.

Hours of service are flexible between their business hours of 9-5 M-F.  They are looking for a 8-10 hours per week commitment and and cannot provide transportation.  Training is provided.

Directions:

Take 40W to 240W.  Take exit 2 for West Asheville.  At end of the exit ramp, turn Left onto haywood rd.  In less than 1/2 mile, turn right into the office parking lot.  They sharee a building with the WNC Green Building Council and the Community Acupuncture Clinic directly across the street from Izzy's.