Throughout the year, the Town, along with other community organizations, offers opportunities for the community to come together and make a difference. These projects and fundraisers are wide ranging so please use this page to find an opportunity that best fits your passions and abilities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Planting Day – The Town holds a Spring Planting and Beautification Day. The date for this event varies, so please check back here to learn more.

Jonathan Creek Clean Up – In the past, Town officials have joined together with Citizens, Business Owners, and other Volunteers to clean trash out of Jonathan Creek. The Town will be scheduling this event during Haywood Waterways’ “Big Sweep” Event. Please check their site for scheduled dates.

Maggie Valley Fall Clean-up Day – Eleven volunteers met on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 9am to pick up litter in Maggie Valley.  Volunteers from the Community met at Town Hall and all supplies were provided.  This “Maggie Valley Litter Pick Up Day” is in association with the Haywood County Commission for a Clean County. The pick up time lasted over one hour.  Thank you volunteers for preparing Maggie Valley for a beautiful fall season!

Gloves, safety vests and bags for collected garbage were all provided for volunteers.  Clean-up Days  are held in spring and fall.  Please check back here for updates on the next opportunity!

The Maggie Valley Community Gardens – Back in 2014, long-time Maggie Valley resident, June Johnson, had an idea to provide fresh, organic produce to needy families in Haywood County. With her determination and with the assistance of area churches, dedicated volunteers and the Town of Maggie Valley, the Maggie Valley Community Gardens took shape and grew.

The main vegetable garden is located on the grounds of
the First Baptist Church of Maggie Valley. In its beds, a
colorful array of cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, bush beans,
beets and zucchini ripen under the Carolina sun. Fruit trees
and grapevines are slowly growing at Maggie Valley UMC
showing promise for future harvests. Tucked near the orchard
are beehives with bees busily making golden honey.
Potatoes are grown on private land that’s been graciously

Our garden volunteers tend pollinator beds at the
MV Post Office, the Town Hall and near the orchard. With the
help of businesses like Subway, Organic Beans and Mountain Mike’s, we have plenty of ingredients to feed our compost process.
In past years, over 300 lbs of fresh vegetables have
been picked, with over 600 lbs of potatoes dug for distribution.

This produce goes to local charities serving
the needy: Meals on Wheels, McCracken Nursing Home,
MVUMC’s Food Pantry and Shepherd’s Table, and Haywood
Pathways Center. Since the garden’s inception, thousands
of pounds of produce have found their way into the Haywood
County community.

We have a great group of volunteers who make all this
happen. Growing season typically starts around Mother’s
Day when we ready the beds for planting. As the vegetables
grow, we water and pull weeds. When the vegetables are
ripe, we harvest and deliver the produce to charities. Our
volunteers appreciate the opportunity to give back to the
community, share good times with other gardeners, and
enjoy being outdoors in beautiful Maggie Valley.

Follow the Maggie Valley Community Gardens on Facebook by clicking here or check the website @ you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Barbara
Planchock at 828-400-3144. We’d love to have you on the

Make a Difference in our Community

Maggie Valley Lions Club makes a donation for our Sensory Garden to be located in the Mary Rathbone Rich Park!

Local Lions Club members present check to Mayor and Aldermen at the October 2017 Board meeting
Our community gets its name from Maggie Mae Setzer. Her father, John "Jack" Sidney Setzer founded the area's first post office and it was named after one of his daughters. Each summer, Setzer descendants come from all over the country for a large family reunion in the historic valley.