Volunteer Opportunities

The Orchard at Altapass would not exist as it is today without volunteer involvement. Because we are a not-for-profit organization, your help is essential to our being able to offer visitors an experience of sight, smells, tastes, even sounds (the train, the tractor through the fields, the bees buzzing, chirping of baby barn swallows).

Opportunities are available on weekends directing and/or escorting folks to U-Pick the newly ripened apples, overseeing the sampling section or making caramel apple treats. Maybe you would like to learn about and talk to folks about the Monarch butterflies. Or perhaps being outside and getting your hands dirty is what you enjoy. How about working in the butterfly garden or helping to pick or bag the apples for sale. Does working in the office suit your style? Like to be center stage? We're looking for someone to introduce our weekend performances.

Whether you have a few hours or a few days to lend a hand, once a week or once a month, we gladly extend ours to you and welcome your commitment to help the Orchard continue its mission to preserve, protect, and educate.

To find out how you can become a member of the O's family, email Germaine Galjour, our program coordinator or call 828-765-9531.

The Orchard at Altapass is an equal opportunity employer and matters of an applicant’s race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation will not be considered when making a hiring decision. This principle applies to both paid and unpaid workers.


1025 Orchard Road

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Blue Ridge Parkway
(mile marker 328.3)



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