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Davidson Volunteer Week 2019: Asheville Information Session

Davidson Volunteer Week is April 6-14 
asheville chapter davidson volunteer week

For the fifth straight year, alumni and families across the country will engage in their communities during Davidson Volunteer Week, April 6-14, 2019. Join Asheville Service Coordinators Barbary Bixby Putman '90 and Tom Caldwell '68 and alumni, families and friends for

Read2Succeed Information Session

Thursday, April 11, 2019
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

16A Stewart St. (in Pisgah View Apartments)
Asheville, NC 28806

Read2Succeed (R2S) trains motivated volunteers to help children K through 3rd grades learn to read.

Davidson Asheville chapter members will spend one hour learning about the work of R2S at a Meet and Greet. Learn how being a Read To Succeed Tutor can support students in achieving grade level reading proficiency by the completion of the third grade. This is an information session, not a training session, and no previous teaching experience is necessary. Most GPS systems do not give accurate directions to the Read2Suceed office. Please visit their maps and directions webpage for more information.

A complimentary lunch will be provided directly following the Meet and Greet.

Please register below.

Questions? Contact Tom Caldwell at

MountainTrue Service Project

Saturday, April 13, 2019
9 a.m . - 1 p.m.

Richmond Hill Park
280 Richmond Hill Dr.
Asheville, NC 28806
Map and Directions

MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina. Julie Mayfield ’89 currently serves as the co-director and has worked for MountainTrue since 2008. Other Davidson connections include Susan Bean '06, community engagement manager and Catie Morris '17, AmeriCorps volunteer.

Join us and help restore native plant communities by controlling non-native invasive plants at Richmond Hill Park. This is the City of Asheville’s only forested park and is home to many special native plant and animal species! Volunteers help to stop the spread of harmful non-native invasive species and return native species to the unique park. MountainTrue will provide all gloves, equipment and necessary instructions. Please bring snacks, water and a rain jacket and wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and closed-toe shoes (no open shoes or sandals allowed for safety).

Please register on the organization website by Friday, April 12 and email Linda Tatsapaugh '88 at if you plan on attending. 

Questions? Please contact Rhys Burns at

Davidson Volunteer Week is made possible by DavidsonServes for Life, our volunteer-led alumni and families civic engagement initiative.

Volunteer Week Information Session - 04/11/19
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