Volunteering at IMYM

Our gathering is spirit-led and volunteer powered. Volunteers run IMYM!  Your help in any area is much appreciated and will enrich your experience.  Please indicate on the registration form what you can do as a volunteer.  If you have questions about what is required, contact the person listed or the Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Dahl.

How might you help during IMYM?

Spanish Translators
Spanish translators are needed for advance copies of the Memorial Minutes and for simultaneous translation during business meetings.

Newcomer Coordinator – Host/organizer for new attenders lunch, match up buddy families.

Buddy person/family for new attenders
We want to match first-time attenders with a buddy person or buddy family to help introduce newcomers to Ghost Ranch and Yearly Meeting life. You will meet with your first-timers as soon as possible after you both arrive, and then regularly to answer questions and make sure they feel a full part of the annual gathering.

Book Store Assistance
Help supervise and sell books in FGC bookstore – sign up in bookstore after arrival.  Help unpack and set up the bookstore on Wednesday, and pack it up on Saturday.

Registration
Registrars need help handing out registration materials and orienting those new to IMYM and Ghost Ranch. Especially busy times are Sunday and Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Nursery Care
The nursery often needs people willing to be with our youngest Friends. Please sign up on the volunteer list for the times you are interested in helping out at the nursery.

Children’s Yearly Meeting
We always encourage willing and energetic volunteers to help make Children’s Yearly Meeting a success every year! We can use volunteering help on any of the afternoon times and we will have a volunteering signup sheet at the Parent Orientation. If you would like to sign up early or you have a specific activity in mind for the volunteer sessions, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Dahl.  When you check in to volunteer, we will have a safety agreement for you to sign.  Once you arrive at Ghost Ranch, please feel free to contact one of the CYM coordinators or stop by our area to sign up as a volunteer.

Junior Young Friends
JYF’ers are a lively, smart, funny and creative group who like being with each other, and who are respectful of adults. Support people are needed for all activities – to serve as extra hands, extra eyes and extra hearts to enjoy and nurture this great age group.  Volunteering for even just one activity will add a very special dimension to your IMYM experience.

Set up IMYM on arrival Sunday and take-down on departure Saturday and Sunday
Those who can arrive just after lunch on Sunday, June 10, are needed to put up bulletin boards, signs and other IMYM supplies, and to help transport Operations items out of storage.

Take down IMYM on departure (Saturday and Sunday)
Those who can help out in the afternoon or evening of Saturday, June 16, or who can stay an hour or two after lunch on Sunday, June 17, are needed to take down bulletin boards, signs and other IMYM supplies, and to help place them back into storage.  Contact Carl Feitler with questions.

Golf Cart Coordinator
The Golf Cart Coordinator organizes the people who volunteer to drive the golf carts, including scheduling drivers to drive folks to various locations at IMYM. This coordinator must:

  • have prior experience driving golf carts at IMYM
  • Be at least 25 years of age but under 70 (because of insurance requirements)

Please include the Golf Cart Driver Volunteer Form and a copy of your driver’s license with your registration.  You must complete a liability release form at Ghost Ranch.

Golf Carts
Drivers must be at least 25 years of age but under 70 (because of insurance requirements). We have separate morning and afternoon drivers, so drivers will have time to eat lunch.  Please include the Golf Cart Driver Volunteer Form and a copy of your driver’s license with your registration.  You must complete a liability release form at Ghost Ranch.

Lower Pavilion Setup Coordinator
Keep track of the Lower Pavilion schedule in order to coordinate Lower Pavilion Setup Volunteers to arrange chairs and set up the microphones and amps for Lower Pavilion meetings and events. Requires remaining a few minutes after a session to assure arrangements for next event.

Lower Pavilion Setup
Volunteers help arrange chairs and set up the microphones and amps for Lower Pavilion meetings and events. Requires remaining a few minutes after a session to assure arrangements for next event.

Daily Bulletin
A Daily Bulletin, with breaking news, scheduling changes, items for business, and other announcements, is posted daily at the dining hall, at the Ghost House communications center, the campground, and on bulletin boards. One or two editors who are familiar with Ghost Ranch and IMYM are needed one or two hours each night to create and distribute the bulletin.

Worship Sharing Leaders
Provide daily queries, explain the worship sharing process and guidelines to group members, and help the group follow these guidelines. Worship sharing leaders should have at least two years of experience participating in worship sharing groups (not necessarily as leaders, and not necessarily at IMYM). Leaders must be able to attend the Worship Sharing Leader training on Wednesday afternoon before dinner; see the Adult Schedule for the training time.

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