Volunteering at Gwynedd

Attending worship and volunteering are the best ways to get acquainted with the Gwynedd community.  There are many opportunities for volunteering without the long term commitment of membership on a committee.

Religious Education Committee: Contact JB Baker-McAllister at gwyneddyfds@gmail.com 
Volunteers are needed to teach Youth Quaker Education classes on Sundays.

 Inter-Faith Housing Alliance (I-FHA): Contact Marcia Wise at wise.marcia@gmail.com
Gwynedd works with I-FHA to support local families and children who are experiencing food insecurity and/or homelessness to access the resources they need. Food is collected and transported to their food bank and housing is supplied for about a month during the year in conjunction with other local Faith groups.  

American Friends Service Committee Sale (AFSC): Contact Stacy Kent Wyckoff at  kentdesign1@mac.com  or Linda Gist at lindagist@verizon.net

 AFSC is a flea market of donated, quality goods that raise money to support the (AFSC) projects here and abroad. Much help is needed to sort, display, sell and take down the sale.

Peace and Social Action Vigil: Contact Judy Inskeep at  inskeeps4peace@verizon.net
Volunteers are needed to stand vigil by holding signs to be read by passers by on Rt 202 in front of the Meetinghouse on Saturdays from 2 to 3PM, weather permitting.  Bring your own sign message or borrow one of ours.  Example, Peace and Equal Justice for All.

Gwynedd Property Committee: Contact Doug Fry defry15@verizon.net or Michael Buckley at muniman50@yahoo.com  for Maintenance and Paige Menton for landscaping at paigementon@gmail.com

The Property Committee takes care of our grounds, historic meetinghouse, cemetery and school building, adjacent Hilltop-Avalon group housing property as well as the newer Gwynedd Friends School and the caretakers’ cottage. Help in maintenance or landscaping is always needed.  

Refugee Support: Contact Carol Shearon at moyer.shearon@gmail.com
Started in 2016, as a response to the Syrian crisis, Gwynedd Friends’ Refugee Support has raised over $85,000, to support refugees worldwide, because we believe they are our brothers and sisters.   As part of our family, we must remember them and assist them in their effort to find a home that affords safety, dignity, and hope.  Internationally we support the UNHCR Cash Assistance Program; locally, we support HIASPA.

Learn to run Zoom at Meeting: Contact Ranvir Bakshi at rkbakshi@comcast.net
Learn to follow the written procedures to run the hybrid Zoom program in the Meetinghouse during worship and other activities.  Participants always work with an experienced partner.