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Volunteers

We encourage individuals and businesses to join WCGT and to get involved by participating on a committee or project. Members are free to pick and choose which events and committees they wish to participate in, and group initiatives are driven by individual members stepping into leadership roles. Perhaps one of these committees appeals to your interests and talents?

We ask that each member sign up for two weeks of volunteering to help in the summer with maintenance of plantings done around the Concord area. There is usually an opportunity to sign up for more than 2 weeks for those who have the time.

Leadership Roles

The following roles are set up in the September meeting. 
  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer  

Committees

Members are encouraged to join one of these committees or suggest other ways in which they might help. All members vote yearly at the September meeting. Committees include: 
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Gardening/Summer Maintenance 
  • Fundraising
  • Thank You Notes Committee
  • Publicity
  • Membership
  • Planning & Design
  • Nominating and Feedback
  • Hospitality


 

Gardening Opportunities: Committee Descriptions
Hanging Basket Committee (3-8 people)

This committee decides which flowers will go in the lovely hanging baskets in the downtown area and they work with the chosen vendor who supplies the baskets. They also contact the Minute Man Arc folks, and coordinate with the town, who handle the watering and fertilizing of these baskets during our summer months.

Gardening/Summer Maintenance Committee (2 people, supported by all members)
This committee creates an on-line sign-up sheet. Members sign up for two slots over the summer to maintain our gardens for a week. The Maintenance Schedule on the Members portion of this website records who is responsible for which week, so that everyone can see the assignments. The committee is also responsible for sending out reminder emails to remind people when their maintenance slot is and to describe what needs to be done.

Fundraising Committee (4-8 people)
Each Spring we mount a 6 week fund-raising drive. The Fundraising Committee solicits funds from past donors and thinks creatively on how to expand solicitations for the coming year. This may include attending local events to promote the group, creating and distributing flyers at local stores and writing Concord Journal articles for specific events.

Thank You Notes Committee
This small committee writes thank you notes to our donors and thank you letters to the Journal. 

Publicity Committee (2 or more people)
This committee is in charge of promoting WCGT meetings and events. They submit captioned photos to the Concord Journal as well as write-ups about our membership drive and upcoming events. They also produce leaflets for special programs.

Membership Committee (2 people)
This committee works to attract, welcome, assist, mentor and thank about 10-15 members each year. They host event for new members and provide on-going support.

Planning and Design Committees (many people)
New this year, there will be 1 Planning and Design Committee for each of our 5 gardens. Each committee will have about 4-5 volunteers. They will decide what has worked, what is not working and what changes they wish to make to their garden.

Nominating and Feedback Committee
In late Spring and early Summer this committee phones all of the our members to get feedback on their experiences and suggestions for the future. In addition they invite everyone to volunteer in the coming year.

Hospitality Committee
This committee helps with snack and set-up for our meetings and programs.

To join a committee, please express your interest at our next meeting, or email us