Can you bake a cake or make some soup? Help set up for our series of 'Adventures in New Economics' talks? Press apples in the Rotherfold? Do some leafletting? Help to run the cafe during the Eco-Fair?
If you can contribute any time this month... read on!
Current open volunteer calls - SEPTEMBER EVENT REQUESTS
It's September, the vibrant energy of autumn is upon us! There are so many opportunities to volunteer at many wonderful events, check out this list and try it out!
Electronic TOTNES POUND Launch
The electronic Totnes Pound is about to be launched in October! Shortly, it will be possible to sign up for an account, pay by text message and buy goods and services via the internet. The team would like to assemble a 'street team' of volunteers to leaflet and inform the public and traders about these exciting developments. It is not necessary to be techy at all and training will be provided. We also need someone creative to produce some content for social media. Specifically, volunteers are needed to help man a stall by Totnes market from 10.30 onwards on Saturdays, starting 6th September. If you can spare an hour or more, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the website!
Adventures in New Economics Speaker Series, in collaboration with Schumacher College
Two or three volunteers are required for the Adventures in New Economics Speaker Series, which will be held again this fall at various venues. Help will be needed to set up and clear-up eg. chairs, projector, mic, for audiences of about 20-40 people. The first talk by Professor Donnie Maclurcan, is about the 'economics of enough,' and will be held Sept 17 at 7.30 pm at Methodist Church Hall, Totnes. This is a great chance to listen in on new economic approaches for sustainable society. More on subsequent talk dates will follow soon. Please contact Jay Tompt at 07989 155410 or email@example.com if you would like to come along and help out!
TTT Fruit and Nut Tree Project
TTT Fruit and Nut tree project are organising another apple pressing this year on Saturday Sept. 27th,from 11.00 am- 4.00 pm in R0therfold square,Totnes [top of town] as part of the Rotherfold Artisanal Fair which is happening there on that day.
To make this event happen, we would welcome help!
FIrst with harvesting apples from Colwell Wood, on Friday Sept.26th from 5.0pm.
[Colwell Wood Orchard is also at the top of town,accessible from Harper's hill, which is a continuation of Cistern street, or from Broomborough Court in the Plymouth road.] If anyone who can help with the harvesting and would like more precise directions, please phone either Roy on 07966247262 or me, Wendy, on 01803-868305.
Secondly we need help on the day to oversee the washing,cutting, macerating and pressing of the apples, and help in setting up and taking down the equipment and gazebo. Any of you who could spare even a couple of hours to help, please let us know. Those who were part of the same event last year said it was good fun doing it, and many who joined in of the 'crowd' appreciated it. We'll be using again the press hand-made by Frankie Wellwood.
Also, even if you don't have time or inclination to help, but have bottles or apples to contribute, that would be welcome too!
And remember, The Fruit and Nut Tree Project and the Incredible Edibles are always in need of volunteers. See the details for these wonderful initiatives below, and get in touch with Wendy Stayte at 01803 868305 or firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up!
Transition Homes ECO-HOMES FAIR September 27, at Civic Hall
Several volunteers are needed for this day-long Civic Hall event exhibiting eco-friendly suppliers and services! Come out and enjoy a great day, and learn about ecological building resources in the region.
Needs ahead of the day include:
-soup and cake makers (lots!) Please bring to the Civic Hall on the Saturday morning between 8.30 and 9am
Twelve volunteers needed for the day:
- 2 people to leaflet in the market outside (two shifts: 10 am - 11 am/11.30 am - 12.30 pm)
- 3 people help from set-up to run cafe (8.30 am - 12.30 pm)
- 3 people to help in cafe through to clear-up (12 noon - 4 pm)
- 2 people for support on the TTT stall (two shifts 9.30 am - 12.30 pm /12.30-3.30 pm)
- 1 or 2 people to run the smoothie-making cycle, very popular! (9.30 am - 3pm)
Please contact Mary Popham, at email@example.com or 07815799996
Ongoing volunteer opportunities are online here.