Goodwill Meeting Services – Asheville

Goodwill Meeting Room Terms and Conditions – Use by Partnering Organizations and Agencies

The following terms and conditions apply to meeting rooms at Goodwill’s Career Center, 1616 Patton Avenue in Asheville:

Goodwill meeting rooms are available to nonprofit organizations and other agencies that actively partner with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina in the advancement of its mission. For-profit companies for which Goodwill has hosted a job fair are not considered active partners of Goodwill.

  • Goodwill’s meeting rooms are available during Goodwill’s normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meeting rooms are not available on weekends.
  • The organization reserving the meeting space must also be the organization that is using the space.
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the event and are accepted no earlier than 90 days in advance of the event.
  • A Goodwill Room Reservation Form (see below) must be completed for each reservation. Before submitting the agreement, partner agencies must verify partner status and confirm room availability with Goodwill staff by phone at 828-298-9023 ext. 11161, or by email. Reservations are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from Goodwill staff.
  • Meetings for which there is an admission fee are not permitted.
  • Meetings that pertain to partisan governmental agencies or initiatives or religious purposes are not permitted.

Goodwill Meeting Room Policies

Organizations reserving space and meeting attendees must follow the policies below:

  • Access to the projector includes a laptop. Organizations are required to bring their presentations on USB or access them via the Internet on the provided laptop.
  • Attendees are not permitted to rearrange room setup without prior approval from Goodwill staff.
  • Food and beverages will not be provided by Goodwill, but light refreshments, coffee, and box lunches may be brought in with prior approval. Vending machines are also available for meetings that need to break for refreshments.
  • Alcohol is not permitted at any function held on Goodwill premises.
  • AV equipment is available in each meeting room. Goodwill/partner program staff are responsible for turning off all equipment before leaving the room. If equipment is left on, damaged, or missing, a minimum fee of $200 will be charged to help cover the substantial costs incurred by Goodwill to replace or repair the equipment.
  • IT support is limited to Goodwill-provided equipment issues utilizing Teams and Zoom only. Partner agencies can call 336-724-3625, ext. 14201 for assistance. It is recommended that a presentation practice run is performed prior to the scheduled meeting time.
  • All persons accessing the meeting rooms must display a Goodwill visitor badge or a company badge at all times.
  • The hanging, taping or otherwise adhering of posters or other materials on the walls of the meeting rooms is NOT permitted for any reason.
  • Goodwill does not charge for the use of its meeting rooms during regular business hours but does ask that all groups using our facility show a two-minute video highlighting Goodwill’s mission at the beginning of their event. A link to the video is available on the desktop of the presentation laptop.
  • Meeting room safety guidelines – please review our Safety Guidelines for the use of Goodwill meeting rooms.

Meeting Services Contact

828-298-9023 x11161, email