VOLUNTEERS MAKE THE G.A.L.A. GLOBE GO ROUND!
Like many nonprofits, G.A.L.A. depends largely on volunteer support from people like you. We are committed to making your volunteer experience fun, meaningful, and productive.
You don’t have to be any sort of sustainability expert to lend a hand. Take a peek below at a few options of different way you can contribute to helping building a thriving, sustainable community!
G.A.L.A. Outreach Booth at the Wolfeboro Area Farmers’ Market
Bike blenders, organic blueberries, and community outreach – this is what the G.A.L.A. Smoothie Booth is all about!
We need two volunteers to be at the booth at Clark Park every Thursday from Noon – 5:00pm beginning June 20th. If you are interested and able to be at the booth for either a full or half shift, please consider signing up today!
Volunteers will sell smoothies using the “Fender Blender”, converse with the public about G.A.L.A.’s upcoming events, and help setup and take down the booth. All materials, ingredients, and G.A.L.A. talking points will be provided, and a short training will take place for new volunteers.
Signing up for this volunteer opportunity is super easy! Just click on this LINK to go to the spreadsheet and fill in your information about when you available. Feel free to call Josh or Emily at 603-539-6460 with any questions or help with the volunteer signup process.
The Ossipee Common Garden
G.A.L.A. is part of a collaborative community project with six local organizations to create a food pantry garden in Ossipee. Many volunteers helped build the garden last month on a vacant lot in Center Ossipee on Rt. 16B, where a devastating fire destroyed the Straughan family homestead a couple of years ago. The garden will provide fresh produce to the Agape Ministries Food Pantry.
More volunteers are needed to help sustain, maintain, and harvest the garden over the summer. Volunteer shifts will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30.
Please call the Garden Managers Kim at 539-2770 or Nadia at 978-325-1437 for more information about volunteering at the garden this summer. Check out more photos from the project HERE.
JOIN A COMMITTEE!
Program & Volunteer Committee: Description coming soon
Fundraising & Development Committee: Description coming soon
Farm to Table Feast Committee: Download description HERE.
Finance Committee: Description coming soon
Governance Committee: Description coming soon
JOIN THE BOARD!
Joining the G.A.L.A. Board of Directors is a very meaningful, rewarding, and fun way to be a part of the G.A.L.A. Community. It is also a substantial commitment, but if you speak with our existing board members they will tell you it is time well spent! Board members are the behind-the-scene creative force that keeps our mission alive through strategic planning, membership development, fundraising, event planning, volunteer coordination, and programming. They are a hands-on, dynamic team that serve as ambassadors, advisors, and stewards of our organization’s mission “to provide education and opportunity that helps people thrive in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges.”
If you know of anyone that might be a good candidate for this role (including yourself!) please consider downloading our “New G.A.L.A. Board Member Referral Form“. This form will help you match, to the best of your ability, the various skill sets and interests of the respective candidate with G.A.L.A.’s current organizational needs.
Download the form with the link above or contact Board President, Jessamy Wood, with your referrals by calling 603-498-4862 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Get to know our current Board by here: Meet the Board.
To get involved as a volunteer, either on an occasional or ongoing basis, just send us an email and let us know your interests! Email email@example.com or call us at 603-539-6460.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
Meet some of the rockin’ G.A.L.A. volunteers who received Volunteer of the Month recognition:
- February 2010 Pat Jones
- March 2010 Susan Fuller
- April 2010 Jackie Witham
- May 2010 Willie Swaffield, Volunteer of the Year!
- June 2010 Mary Beth Bryant
- July 2010
- Aug/Sep 2010 Stuart Feldman
- October 2010 Elizabeth Rice
- November 2010 Michael Haegar
- December 2010 Katy Paternel
- January 2011 Becky Swaffield
- February 2011 Vanessa Gikas
- March 2011 Nadine San Antonio
- April 2011 National Volunteer Week
- May 2011 Chelsie DeWitt
- June 2011 Ben Cashman, Volunteer of the Year with Janis & George
- July 2011 Valerie Christle
- August 2011 Brittany Boles
- September 2011 Perrin H. Long
- October 2011 Beth Krainchich
- November 2011 Ryan Jones and Rick Burns
- December 2011
- January 2012 Diane Johnson
- February 2012 Justin Philip Pare
- March 2012 Kelsey Hammond
- April 2012
- May 2012 BG Hodges
- June 2012 Jessamy Wood
- July 2012 Blueberry Brigade
- August 2012 Ryan Allmendinger
- September 2012 Carol Holyoake, Pitch Fork Award
- October 2012 John Murray
- November 2012 Dustin Eaton
- December 2012 Becky Thompson
- January 2013 Angie De Leon
- February 2013 Ian Toal
- March 2013 Tim Morrison
- April 2013 Karen Haeger
- May 2013 Kim McArdle
- June 2013 Jessica Cole, Pitch Fork Award!
- July 2013 Samantha Wood
- August 2013 Dylan Allwine
- September 2013 Sharon O’ Donnell
- October 2013 Beverly Woods, Volunteer of the Year!
- November 2013 Keith Garrett
- December 2013 Tim Smith