Friends Center Volunteers
The Friends Center is a volunteer project—both
during construction and after. We simply don’t have the funds
to hire for-profit companies to construct or maintain our new home.
We’ve been blessed with labor and financial support to do
these jobs to this point. But we still need all the help we can
get! Please read below and donate your time to this cutting-edge
project. The rewards will be far greater than the gift when you
step back and see this permanent center for peace, social justice,
spiritual development and environmental sustainability in our community!
As of April 2005, over 80 men and women, many
of them regular volunteers, have helped in the construction of
the Friends Center, doing everything from planting food-bearing
trees and bushes to digging footings and laying pipe. Our volunteers
contribute not only skills they already have, but learn new skills
from their participation. They also gain the satisfaction of knowing
that their contribution makes possible a building that benefits
the whole community.
We work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m., with three full-time volunteers to supervise. In
addition we schedule “work
parties” on Saturdays. Check the Volunteer
Opportunities calendar on the Events page for
To volunteer, send a message
to us via the Contact Us page.
Our minimum age limit is 16 (minors must have parent’s permission)
or 12 with adult sponsor also volunteering.
Gardeners 4 Peace
We are a group of volunteers who tend the gardens around The Friends Center. We mulch, plants trees, weed, share information on
permeable gardens and most importantly have fun doing it (check out our
flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/gardeners4peace/ ). We
schedule work parties once or twice a month and upcoming work parties
will be announced on the News page.
If you'd like join us, feel free to bring your tools (with your name on
them), some water to drink and a cheerful spirit. Bring some friends!
For more information e-mail Ava at firstname.lastname@example.org
When construction is complete, there will be
a host of help needed to run and maintain the center. Below is
a partial list. Please be thinking about how you would like to
become involved with the Friends Center once it’s up and
- Web-Site Manager
- Grounds Maintenance
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Calendar of Events Coordinator
- Event Hosts/Docents
- Building Systems Maintenance