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VOLUNTEER

Local Cloth is a volunteer-led and -supported non-profit organization. There are multiple opportunities to volunteer, from serving on committees that keep us running behind the scenes to planning events and completing retail shifts in our Local Cloth shop. Some are one-off and shorter-term commitments, while others are long-term.


Listed below are the positions that are currently available with a brief description and contact information to sign up. For more information and details regarding any of the positions below, click here

SPECIAL EVENTS

2024 Summer Camp | June 10 - 14, July 29 - August 2, August 12 - 14, 2024

PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Serve on committee to help develop program and assist with outreach and coordination


TEACHING ASSISTANTS FOR CLASSES

DEMONSTRATORS FOR SPINNING, FELTING, DYEING AND WEAVING

VOLUNTEER FARMER TO BRING FIBER FARM ANIMALS

  • Fiber farm animals examples include alpaca, sheep and angora bunnies

Interested in getting involved? Contact our Program Coordinator.


Anything. Fiber. Sale. | July 27, 2024

GENERAL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

  • CHECK IN | Help vendors get checked in & set up booths Fri 7/26 (1-5pm) or Sat (7:30-8:30am)

  • DAY OF HELPERS | Assist vendors at their booths and/or help run the Local Cloth booth Sat 7/27 (2-3 hour shifts from 7:30am-2:30pm)

  • END OF DAY HELPERS | Load out/clean up volunteers Sat 7/27 (1:30-3pm)


LOCAL CLOTH (LC) BOOTH POSITIONS

  • DELIVERY HELPERS | Pick up and deliver items to AB Tech to sell 7/26 (12-2pm)
  • SET UP | Assist with setting up LC booth 7/26 (1-5pm)
  • CASHIERS & CASHIER ASSISTANTS | Maintain LC booth and sell items 7/27 (3 hour shift options 8:30am-2pm)


Twelve-by-Twelve Textile Show Reception | August 8, 2024


PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Attend meetings via video conference beginning in May

  • Solicit and pickup donations for food, beverages, supplies, decorations and raffle prizes

  • Provide support on day of event with set up, clean up, monitoring bid sheets and selling raffle tickets


DAY OF EVENT SET UP | THURSDAY (2pm - 4pm)


DAY OF EVENT SUPPORT | THURSDAY (5pm - 8pm)

  • Provide support for silent auction, monitor raffle and buffet, serve as greeters


DAY OF EVENT CLEANUP CREW | THURSDAY (8pm - 9pm)


Interested in getting involved? Contact our Program Coordinator.


Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) | October 18 - 20, 2024


SET UP


DAY OF EVENT SUPPORT 


TAKE DOWN


Interested in getting involved? Contact our Program Coordinator.


Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands | October 17 - 20, 2024


SET UP


DAY OF EVENT SUPPORT 


TAKE DOWN


Interested in getting involved? Contact our Program Coordinator.


Skirting Team

Our Skirting Team is made up of wonderful volunteers who have a blast together at the tedious work of skirting fleece for the next round of Blue Ridge Blankets. After shearing and before the fiber hits the mill, it passes through our careful hands, removing all the short cuts, burrs and hay, so it is ready for processing. We skirt on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Local Cloth Studio. Free training provided! 

Interested in volunteering? Register for our upcoming skirting sessions!


Special Events Volunteers

Local Cloth hosts between 4 and 6 events each year. This volunteer will support the planning, organization and operation of one or more events, based upon interest and availability, including assisting with day-of setup, tear down and general event needs. 

Interested in serving in this position? Contact Kimber.

COMMITTEES


Workshop Committee

This volunteer position supports the work of a key Local Cloth pillar: workshops. Expectations include attending one meeting per month; monitoring class registrations and communicating with teachers and students as needed; and helping with setup and clean up. 

Interested in serving in this position? Contact Mary.


Shop Volunteers and Retail Committee

These volunteer positions supports the Local Cloth shop, which sells local fiber farm products as well as work from local fiber artists. Shop volunteers serve a three hour shift 1 to 2 times per month. Retail committee members meet once per month; communicate with and recruit new vendors; and support retail operations. 

Interested in serving in the shop volunteer position or Retail Committee? Contact Betsy.


Marketing Committee

This volunteer position helps Local Cloth tell our story. Expectations include attending one meeting per month; setting the vision for and supporting the overall marketing strategy, ensuring that marketing activities are in alignment with the strategic plan and needs of Local Cloth.

Interested in serving in this position? Contact Caroline.


Membership Committee

This volunteer position focuses on helping us grow while nurturing existing members. Expectations include greeting new members and community groups; engaging and matching current members with organizational opportunities; and planning new member orientations and organizational events. 

Interested in serving in this position? Contact Local Cloth.


Local Cloth, Inc.

408 Depot Street, #100

Asheville, NC 28801
828.774.5134

Info@localcloth.org

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