May 26, 2018

Lyme Committee on Volunteerism Hosts Town’s Inaugural Volunteer Open House Today

Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities Available To Help Keep Lyme Beautiful, Safe and Healthy

The Lyme Committee on Volunteerism announced today that the first-ever “Lyme Volunteer Open House” will be held Sunday, April 23, from 12 to 3 p.m., at the Lyme Fire House – to kickoff National Volunteer Week and help address the Town’s critical need for volunteers.

According to the Committee, while the Town of Lyme employs only a handful of full-time employees, in order to operate efficiently, it staffs more than 140 additional positions with volunteers.  Representatives of more than 20 Town boards, committees and commissions – as well as some local nonprofits – will be on hand at the Open House to help residents discover volunteer opportunities that match their interests, skills and availability.

“Volunteers play a critical role in keeping our town safe, beautiful and healthy,” said Town Board of Selectman Steven Mattson. “Our town couldn’t function without them.”  He encouraged residents to stop by the Open House to learn about ways their time and talents could benefit the community.

Some volunteer positions are short term, others long term; some are designed for individuals, others can be done in groups or with families.  Groups looking for volunteers at the Open House include:

The Town of Lyme Lyme Land Conservation Trust
Friends of the Lyme Public Library Lyme Garden Club
Lyme Public Hall Association Open Space Committee
Lyme Local History Archives Lyme Parks & Recreation Commission
Lyme Cemetery Commission Friends of Whalebone Cove
Lyme Consolidated School PTO Lyme Ambulance Association
Lyme/Old Lyme Education Foundation Lyme Fire Company
Mentoring Corps for Community Development Lyme Grange 147
Lyme-Old Lyme Volunteer Connection Friends of Lymes’ Senior Center
Lyme Farmers Market, Inc. Lyme Veterans Memorial Committee
Camp Claire Lyme Republican Town Committee
Hamburg Fair Committee Lyme Democratic Town Committee
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

Mattson said the Open House is the perfect way for residents to find ways to give back to the Town while mingling with their friends and neighbors, and enjoying an array of free picnic food – including donations by Four Mile River Farm and Deep River Snacks.

The event is sponsored by the Town of Lyme and the Lyme Committee on Volunteerism.


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