As a 501c3 non profit we are only as strong as our community support! Outside of direct donations we depend on folks sharing their time and talents as volunteers. We are so grateful to have had so many special hands and hearts at work since 2015 making The Roots community what it is today. Every year we celebrate our volunteers with our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and this year it was made even more special by our generous host graciously offering their brand new space at New World Brewery.

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Below you will find our wish list of volunteers for 2020! Please share with any friends or colleagues who you think may be a good fit. We are also always happy to offer confirmed community service hours to young people seeking hours for school or special programs.

If there is something you are interested in helping with that you don’t see listed here just get in touch! We’d love to have you as part of the fam!

+Back Up Hosts for our weekly groups such as Baby Party Time!, Toddler Throwdown!, Breastfeeding Support Group, Mothercraft, etc.

+Summer Kid Club Host and Cohost
Date and time flexible based on schedule
Host Role:
*Creating fun learning experiences for kids aged 4-7
*Story telling, art projects, science experiments that are age appropriate

+Prenatal Yoga Host
Date and time flexible based on schedule
Host role:
*Providing a safe and comfortable guided yoga experience for expecting mothers

+Summer Water Activities Host and Cohost
Date and time flexible based on schedule
Host role:
*Organizing play dates either at Community Roots or local splash pads

+Mother’s Day Give Back Coordinator
Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10th
Coordinator’s role:
*Create a special way to give back to mothers in our community
*Reach out to other organizations that would want to work with us
*Collect and utilize donated items for the event
*Organize volunteers for the event
*Attend planning meeting as needed

+Market “Street Crew”
Dates and times vary depending on the market
Market representative role:
*Work with local markets that align with our mission
*Set up tables, tents and banners
*Share The Root’s mission with families and customers

+Spanish Playgroup Host and Cohost
Date/time flexible based on schedule
Host role:
*Host a Spanish speaking led playgroup for people who speak Spanish and those that would like to learn
*Select weekly topics, activities or books

+Solstice and Equinox Celebrations Hosts and Cohost
March 20th, June 21st, Sep 23rd, Dec 21st
Host role:
*Create a way to celebrate solstice and equinox that will be a fun alternative to traditional holidays
*Incorporate stories and/or art in your event

+Healthy Halloween Coordinator
Scheduled for the weekend before Halloween
Coordinator role:
*Organizing vendors for event that support our ‘healthy’ theme
*Planning entertainment within our allotted budget
*Help promote the event through social media and other news outlets
*Assigning roles for any ‘day of’ volunteers
*Making sure you have support on the day of the event to ensure organization
*Attend volunteer planning meetings as needed

+Loss Walk Coordinator
Walk scheduled for October , likely Thurs Oct 15th
Coordinator role:
*Create a timeline for planning the walk.  Securing the venue, refiling our insurance for the event and organizing vendors
*Organizing volunteers for donations, day of event needs and promotion as needed
*Helping manage promotion via social media and other news outlets
*Securing speakers, presenters and/or other walk entertainment
*Attending planning meetings as needed

+Annual Consignment Sale Coordinator
Tentatively Scheduled for June
Coordinator role:
*Securing a large venue to host sale
*Promoting vendor tables for individuals to consign items
*Coordinating day of volunteers
*Assistance promoting event via social media and other news outlets
*Day of support to ensure event runs smoothly
*Sending thank you cards to any organizations who donate or participate

+Christmas Caroling Coordinator
Scheduled for the week of or before Christmas
Coordinator role:
*Planning and scheduling time, date and location of Caroling
*Planning the music
*Reach out to other organizations, school groups or other community members who would like to join forces
*Coordinating any volunteers needed for support
*Coordinating cocoa, cookies, snacks etc… and donations for the day
*Promoting event via social media and other news outlets
*Day of organizational help to ensure event runs smoothly
*Participation in planning meetings as necessary
*Send thank you cards to any organizations who donate or participate

+Holiday Craft Coordinator
Commitment: Ongoing
Coordinator role:
*Planning and organizing our free holiday and seasonal crafts for families (examples: Mother’s day handprints, Christmas ornaments make & takes, Halloween spooky crafts etc…)