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Volunteer Opportunities at the Rey Center

November 19, 2012

The Butterfly Effect:  One small action in one place can have a large effect someplace else. 

The Margret & H.A. Rey Center in Waterville Valley, NH needs YOUR help!  There are a number of fun and rewarding volunteer positions available at the Rey Center:

Artisan Fair Host:  
Wrap gifts, answer visitor questions, assist visitors with checkout, and partake in the joys of holiday shopping. Shifts are 2-4 hours in length and are scheduled for Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., November 23-December 16, 2012.
Cottage Gardener:  
Do you like getting your hands dirty, planting, and of course WEEDING? Are you a master gardener and want to teach a class? Do you have an interest in gardening? If so, then join the Rey Center in the garden.
Curious George Cottage Host:
Greet visitors to the Curious George Cottage, the former summer home of Margret and H.A. Rey. Provide information about the Reys, Rey Center programs, and the Waterville Valley region. Shifts are 2-4 hours in length and are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays during winter and summer months.
Curious George Story Time:
Read Curious George and other Rey stories to children and families attending Curious George Story Time held on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Margret and H.A. Rey Center. Get creative and develop a craft or activity to accompany your stories!
Data Entry:
Are you computer savvy and enjoy entering data? If so, the Rey Center needs YOU!
Event Committee Member:
Do you like planning parties and events? If so, the Rey Center event committee is for you! Join this committee made up of Rey Center staff and board members as well as community members. This committee plans fundraising events, donor appreciation events, and friend-raising events.
Spread the word about Rey Center happenings by hanging posters around Waterville Valley or where you live.
Office Assistant:  
Help the Rey Center staff with a variety of office duties that might include making copies, laminating, mailings, and filing.
Phenology Watchers:   
Learn about the role of plant life phases such as bud-burst and leaf elongation, in understanding the impacts of climate change. Participate in data collection and learn about the ecology of the Northeastern Forest. Spend an hour or spend the day! Phenology Watchers is held on Fridays, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. April through June.
Rey Center Host :
Greet visitors to the Margret and H.A. Rey Center in Town Square. Provide information about the Reys, Rey Center programs, and the Waterville Valley region. Shifts are 2-4 hours in length and are scheduled for Saturdays year-round and Wednesdays-Saturdays during winter and summer months.
Story Time & Craft Assistant:  
Read a story (if you wish) and help children make crafts that relate to the story. Story Time & Craft is held during December and February vacation weeks from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Water Watchers Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring:
Join Water Watchers to help monitor water quality at four locations along the Mad River and Snow’s Brook. Sampling is done on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. May – October. No experience necessary; training provided. Water Watchers is a program in partnership with the NH Department of Environmental Services Volunteer River Assessment Program and Plymouth State University
Center for the Environment.
Welch Ledges Stewards:  
Do you love the spectacular ledges of Welch Mountain in Thornton, NH? Then become a Volunteer Ledge Steward. You can spend one day or several on the Welch ledges educating hikers about the plant communities that live there and ongoing efforts to protect them. Stewards will also maintain the island outcrop communities, re-build rock borders, and ensure directional and educational signage is in place. Sessions begin in June and end in October and are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 2pm.

To get involved:  Stop by the Rey Center or contact the volunteer coordinator,  Leigh Ann Reynolds, at 603-236-3308 or email:

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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