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Community Partners 

Would you like to become a Community Partner for the 2024-2025 Program Year? Fellows add valuable capacity to your team, performing vital work for your organization during their 9 month tenure!

Fellows are matched to your organization based on their skills and experience and the needs of your team, and work 32 hours/week Tuesday-Friday from August 2024-May 2025.

Please reach out to Program Director Galia Binder at to host a Fellow!


Our community partners are nonprofit organizations that serve Asheville and the surrounding regions in critical areas of community need. Hands and Feet Fellows have served within these organizations and more, over the years.

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Asheville Poverty Initiative 

12 Baskets Cafe Volunteer Coordinator

The 12 Baskets Cafe rescues food from all over the city and uses it to build community and end poverty through relationships.


Learn more about the organization here.


Just Economics 

Just Economics Team Member

Just Economics works to educate, advocate, and organize for a just and sustainable local economy that works for all in Western North Carolina. 

Learn more about Just Economics here. 

Habitat for Humanity 

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Volunteer Coordinator 

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Through Habitat homeownership and home repair programs, 1,600 adults and children in Buncombe County have achieved the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. 

To learn more about Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity click here 

Haywood Street Congregation

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Companion Coordinator 

Haywood Street is a United Methodist mission congregation and faith-based nonprofit. Core programs include weekly worship, a clothing closet, community garden, a free community lunch known as the Downtown Welcome Table, and Haywood Street Respite, which offers a safe place for adults experiencing homelessness to stay on a short term basis after being discharged from a hospital. The core programs provide a platform for the ministry of relationship, which can be defined simply as the act of “being with” and speaks to our deepest identity. 

To learn more about Haywood St. click here 

Homeward Bound

AHope Day Center Staff

AHope Day Center is the only daytime center for those experiencing homelessness in Asheville and provides access to basic needs (showers, mail, food, storage) in addition to access to housing services. 

Learn more about the organization here.

Welcome Home Project 

The Welcome Home Project collects furniture and housewares donations from community members and uses donations to furnish the homes of those community members who have recently been housed through Homeward Bound. 

Learn more about the organization here.

Youth OUTright 

Youth Outreach Coordinator 

As the only organization in Western North Carolina that is dedicated to LGBTQ youth, Youth OUTright provides programming, public education and outreach, to support youth ages 11-20 to be confident, resilient and compassionate community members.


Learn more about the organization here.


Eliminating Racism Project Staff

The YWCA provides direct service to, collaborates with, and advocates on behalf of the most vulnerable people in our community. YWCA Asheville is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The YWCA works to accomplish this mission by providing programs and advocacy that bridges gaps in education, earning power, health and wellness, and access to child care for low-income and/or minority families in our community.


Learn more about the organization here.

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