Volunteering

Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet people and get involved in the community. Some of the most common ways to volunteer are below. Please indicate your interest in volunteering by completing the Volunteer Form.

A team of 4-6 volunteers typically hosts Social Hour, and everyone is encouraged to take a turn or two each year.  This involves setting up Parish Hall, making the coffee, setting out the food and drinks, and cleaning up afterwards. Yes, it involves some work, but it’s also fun, a great way to meet people, and a great service to the community. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact the First Parish office.

Social hour instructions

Social Hour Hosting Schedule

Every Sunday flowers grace the chancel at the front of the Sanctuary. Flowers may be donated in memory of loved ones, in celebration of special events, etc., and the dedication will be published in the Order of Service if you wish. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Kay Taylor.

Although First Parish retains a landscaping service for general maintenance, much of the “fine tuning” of the grounds – and especially the Memorial Garden — is done by a dedicated group of volunteers. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Kay Taylor.

Ushers greet people as they come in, hand out order of services, and gather the mornings collection. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Priscilla Mullin.

Greeters provide a warm welcome to all at both of our entrances on Sunday mornings. Another great way to meet people while serving the community. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Kevin Grealish.

Volunteer help in the office is always appreciated. Answering phones, preparing mailings, copying materials, filing and computer assistance are just some of the opportunities available. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Susanna Whitman, office administrator.

Volunteering to help at the Homegrown Coffeehouse is a great way to get involved — AND hear some great music. Volunteers set up for the shows, collect tickets, bake, serve food and drinks, and break down at the end of the night. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Jim Sargent.

Many people in the parish volunteer to occasionally help out those in need — whether it be for meals during sickness, rides to medical appointments, or just helping out with the odd task or errand. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Buffy Duhig to get your name on the list of Caring Crew volunteers.

Although our RE program is a parent cooperative, non-parents are also encouraged to get involved. Although teaching RE is a wonderful way to participate in the education and nuturing of our youth, and a great way to meet the children, it is not the only way to help. Other volunteer opportunities might include leading  a three-week Neighboring Faiths segment to our 6th graders, serving as a mentor for Coming of Age, reading to the children in class. We would love for you to suggest your own unique talent that might help our youth.  Please indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Mark LaPointe, our RE director.

Worship Associates help out with various logistics of the worship service. Indicate your interest on the Volunteer Form or contact Mary Bilder, chair of the Worship Committee.

 


 

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