Volunteer


Contact Alix Mabee to volunteer
or to find out more:
amabee@crcrockwood.org
or call (519) 853-9182.
See below for specific ways you can help.

March 2018 – Anniversary, marking CRC’s 5th year in action.  100% volunteer-driven and still in perpetual motion.

May 21, 2019 – First day of the 8 week Ontario Municipal Board Hearing, when a final decision will be made about the Hidden Quarry application.

Already a CRC Volunteer?

CRC remains vital and strong because of you!   You are the CRC;  people with ability, integrity, spirit and extraordinary endurance.        

New to CRC Volunteering?

Thanks for exploring!  Ask for more information about jobs listed below or tell us what else you hope to do.   Every job matters.  Volunteers will welcome you with a happy sigh of relief!    

Kathie and Lee answer questions at an event.

NOTE:  If not you,  then please make a referral.  Finding new volunteers needs everyone’s attention.   Also, note that certain jobs can be done in pairs or small groups with friends and family.

 

Ways You Can Help

Just do it! No need to pre-arrange:
♥ Follow and retweet @CRC Rockwood
♥ Follow, like and share our Facebook page.
♥ Be a roaming photographer! Email your photos of volunteers and other Hidden Quarry-related scenes to crc@crcrockwood.org.

A)  Saturday May 19, Plant Sale.  It’s 5th year!  At the Remax Office, Rockwood at the lights.  8am – 1pm or sold out.  

Organizers with impressive know-how & boundless energy: Marg Schneider, Joyce Hill, Jerrie Schummer and Stephanie DeGrandis.   Big applause too for our intrepid Michele Dawe, owner Remax.  Lots of help will be needed on Friday afternoon as well as on Saturday.  Watch for job details coming your way by email.  Or don’t wait, contact Alix Mabee today! 

Reminder – CRC volunteering can qualify as a credit for secondary and post-secondary students.

B)  DIY Fund-Raiser – Donate all or partial proceeds to the CRC:

CRC applauds the initiative of generous volunteers who donate, on their own time, through their own personal or business efforts.

For example, every summer a donation is given by Yoga in the Park, led by Acton’s Leanne Monaghan,  owner of Staying Alive Fitness.   As well,  Rockwood’s Carol Solomon runs her own bottle-drive, donating the proceeds to CRC.   Carol also goes door-to-door selling an impressive number of “Rockwood Proud” license plate frames. (Frame inventory was purchased by another generous CRC member, offering sale proceeds to the CRC).

Other Do-It-Yourself ideas include selling on-line, one or several of your own gently used items using your local Facebook group.   Or, why not collect group donations from friends and neighbours at your next euchre game, street or dinner party?   What other bright DIY ideas do you have?

C)  Drivers and More Essentials:

  1. Transport 3D Model (3’x5′) to/fro 6th Line Nass.  Note covered vehicle space requirement.
  2. Transport tent, tables and marketing materials.
  3. Help set-up and strike our events.
  4. Walk event posters to retail stores, Rockwood/Acton.
  5. Manually address special but infrequent mailings for Canada Post delivery.  Occasional need for internet address search.  Work from the comfort of your home, day or evening.

NOTE: Jobs 1-4 above are essential to every event year-round.   CRC is grateful to a few valuable fans who do not let us down doing these jobs.   But we need more options of people for one or more of these roles, to give everyone flexibility with their time.  When we contact you with dates, you simply let us know if you’re available.  If this appeals, please contact us .  

D)  Project Organizer/Leader/Captain:  

The Hidden Quarry case requires constant attention.  Given the time that’s still ahead, CRC’s dedicated organizers/leaders/captains will welcome your help managing booths, fund-raising, recruiting and celebrating volunteers,  writing etc.  Your fresh energy will help those who wish to take a short ‘time-out’.  Contact us to find out more.     

E)  Co-Host at CRC Events (See schedule below):  

Thanks to Lars, teacher and CRC member, students from Brampton earned volunteer credits prepping and serving food at the Nylons concert. A win for the CRC.

♥ Be yourself.  Talk about what matters to you re HQ.
♥ Join CRC Directors at one or more events.
♥ Chat with your community.  Meet new supporters, welcome donations.  Take photos, promote social media, host Virtual Reality experience of Brydson Creek.
♥ Average a 2-3 hour shift, per event.
♥ Help set-up or at strike.
♥ Orientation is provided.  Co-Hosts stick together and help each other.

 

 


Contact Alix Mabee to volunteer
or to find out more:
amabee@crcrockwood.org
or call (519) 853-9182.
2018 Event Schedule (A work in progress):
  1. February 17, Wingfield’s Progress Gala Fund-Raiser – Acton Town Hall Centre.
  2. March, Local Water Matters – Green Party of Ontario, Guelph.
  3. March, Our Greenbelt – Celebrating Wellington County.
  4. April 7,  Post OMB Pre-Hearing Conference Drop-In – DJ’s Diner, Rockwood.
  5. April 18,  Nassagaweya Public Info Meeting –  Mohawk Racetrack, Campbellville.
  6. May 19, Saturday, Plant Sale Fund-Raiser –  Remax, Rockwood.
  7. June, Rockwood Pioneer Day.           
  8. August, Acton Leathertown Fest. 
  9. Summer, Rockwood Farmers’ Market. 
  10. September, Eden Mills Writers’ Fest.
  11. December, Outdoor Christmas Market Fund-Raiser –  7th Line Eramosa.

It is imperative that CRC be seen as well as heard through the year.  But the number of events puts a demand on volunteers.  Can you suggest other highly visible ways to invest in public awareness? 

F)  Back-up Board Minutes Recorder:

Join CRC Directors to record and prepare Board meeting minutes when our Recorder, Ted Reeves, is unavailable.  Ted is highly dependable; CRC is fortunate.  But on occasion, his career gets in the way!  Are you interested in being a back-up Recorder?  Board Meetings are held 7-9 pm, mostly on Wednesdays in Rockwood.  The role keeps you in the know!

G) Scrapbook  Artist – Preserve The CRC Story:

Linda Sword, CRC’s Media/Communications Director, has kept every paper article ever written about the Hidden Quarry.  Imagine the stack!  She’s a pro who has done a remarkable job of maintaining electronic records.   But the stack of important paper deserves preservation too.  We think this calls for a creative scrapbook artist.  A keen person to organize and file the CRC story into a stunning book or box, complete with protective sleeves.    Is this a project for you?  Do you know of a young adult or neighbour who might be interested? 

H)  Facebook Partner:

Partner with CRC Director and Facebook Captain, Harry Wilson, to help write content and take photos.  Share your creativity and Facebook expertise.  Your collaborative style is CRC’s style too.  Time requirements are occasional through the year.