Combine your vacation with volunteering at a local organization that's working towards keeping the Boone area clean, safe, healthy, and accessible for all. Here are a few places where volunteers are always appreciated:
Volunteer to pick up trash while floating along the New River on Tuesdays at 9 am, during the summer. The volunteer who collects the most trash wins a FREE fly fishing lesson. The volunteer who brings back the coolest piece of trash wins a free T-shirt.
Get your hands in the dirt with the Boone Area Cyclists, who host weekly trail maintenance volunteer days at 5:00 pm on Thursdays. There are also opportunities to help out with several events throughout the year.
F.A.R.M. Cafe relies on daily volunteers to carry out its mission to "Feed All Regardless of Means." A hot meal prepared with locally grown ingredients can be exchanged for just an hour of volunteer work.