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.

SAVE THIS DATE – May 21, 2019

First day of the 8 week LPAT/Ontario Municipal Board Hearing, when a final decision will be made about the Hidden Quarry application.  This will mark 6+ years of CRC in perpetual motion!

Go see the proposed Hidden Quarry (HQ) site.

6th Line Eramosa, north side of Hwy 7.  Between Rockwood and Acton, in the heart of the Paris/Galt Moraine.  Surrounded by homes, trucks, trains and commuter traffic.

How can you help?

Scan the jobs listed below.  Ask for more information.  Tell us what else you hope to do.   Every job matters.    Thank you!

Note:  If not you, then please make a referral.   Also note that certain jobs can be done in pairs or small groups with friends and family.

Volunteer student servers recruited by Lars – teacher, caterer and CRC member. Pictured at “Wingfield’s Progress” Gala Fund-Raiser, Acton Town Hall Centre.

 

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)  Be a ‘Do It Yourself’ (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 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?

B)  Drive CRC’s Materials and Other 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 booth and event year-round.  We need more people joining the back-up list to give us all flexibility with our time.   When we contact you with dates, you will let us know if you’re available.    

C)  Co-Host at one or more Booths (Schedule below):  

Co-Hosts Heather, Grant, Alix, Colin and Susan Strachan Johnson. Susan (left, centre) is an artist and creator of this fabulous 3D to scale model of the proposed HQ site.

♥ Be yourself.  Talk about what matters to you re HQ.
♥ Join CRC Directors at one or more booths.
♥ Chat with your community.  Meet new supporters, welcome donations.  Take photos, promote social media.
♥ 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 Schedule (Always in the works):
  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, Plant Sale Fund-Raiser –  Remax, Rockwood. 
  7. June 27, Rockwood Farmers’ Market. 
  8. July 12, Yoga in the Park, Prospect Park, Acton – Staying Alive Fitness – Thursday, 6:30 – 8pm 
  9. August 12, Acton Leathertown Fest – Sunday, 11-5pm.
  10. September 5, Rockwood Farmers’ Market – Wednesday, 4-7pm.
  11. September 9, Eden Mills Writers’ Fest.– Sunday, 12-5pm.
  12. December, Outdoor Christmas/All Holiday Market Fund-Raiser –  7th Line Eramosa.

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

D) Plant or Host a Cloud of CRC lawn signs:

Can you take an hour to plant a cloud of outdoor signs?  Or, do you have a lawn with great visibility to host CRC signs for a couple of weeks?   Help keep CRC in the headlights.  Squash the rumours that the Hidden Quarry case is over.

E) Find a 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 important papers deserve 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.  Is this you or someone you know?

F)  Be a Project Organizer/Leader/Captain:  

CRC’s dedicated Board and other leaders welcome your help organizing booths, fund-raising, recruiting and celebrating volunteers,  writing etc.  Your fresh energy helps others take a short ‘time-out’.      

G)  Be a 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!   Board Meetings are held 7-9 pm, mostly on Wednesdays in Rockwood.  The role keeps you in the know!