PILLAR has lots of great ideas on the slate but just too many to accomplish in a timely manner! We are seeking skilled volunteers to help with PILLAR projects. We have a terrific staff of volunteers in our office who have been very supportive. It is time to recruit some enthusiastic workers for the larger projects. So, we are reaching out for your wise and wonderful assistance. Below is a list with brief descriptions of the projects needing your help.
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Please contact Dave Rich at 633-4991 or email@example.com to volunteer
Meets monthly to discuss topics and instructors for classes. This Committee has an Audit Subcommittee, a PILLAR Faculty Subcommittee and includes the Travel Committee. The Chairman is responsible to facilitate each meeting, take notes, follow-up with committee members regarding suggested topics/instructors/class proposals and work with the PILLAR Preview Committee towards production of the quarterly PILLAR Preview
PILLAR Preview Committee
This Committee produces the PILLAR Preview three times each year, listing the classes, courses, tours/trips for the upcoming trimester. The committee consists of an Editor, Production Coordinator and several proofreaders. The Committee works with the various other Committees for material and articles to be included in the PILLAR Preview. This Committee meets throughout the quarter.
Classroom Hosts Committee
These volunteers are responsible to work with the instructor so the room is arranged as requested, introduce the instructor, and assist as needed during the class. Hosts are also responsible to greet attendees, check-in the attendees on a special alphabetized list, set-up and clean up. In addition, Hosts are instructed to advertise and market future classes and other programs of the PILLAR Institute to those attending classes.
Administrative Assistants - Front Office Staff
A staff of volunteers has each chosen particular days of the week (Monday through Friday) to work a shift from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. They are responsible to answer the phone, accept and complete the necessary work regarding registrations, donations, and memberships, greet visitors, answer questions, make appropriate referrals, and other miscellaneous office tasks.
Administrative Assistants-Back Office Staff
The PILLAR Institute has many data tracking systems in place with regard to membership, class attendance, mail list, contributors, instructors, etc. Individual volunteers have been assigned specific tasks to track this data on a weekly basis.
The PILLAR Institute has many volunteers who have taken on special projects including the Palisade Peach Fundraiser, Social Events, Y-PILLAR, Lifelong Learning in the Arts, and other Partnerships that require volunteer oversight.
This Committee assists with our marketing and advertising of classes and trips/tours.
Fund Development Committee
This committee will work on increasing the number of fundraisers we are involved with and the coordination of volunteers for each event. Friends of PILLAR are the primary volunteers for this Committee.
The purpose of these groups is to provide a place for intelligent, stimulating discussion on a variety of thought-provoking topics. The goal is not necessarily to answer the questions asked, but to make people think, to cultivate their abilities to become more careful listeners and to enable them to better understand themselves. These are free community discussion groups. No reservations are needed.
The PILLAR Player’s Senior Reader’s Theatre offers a chance to perform some great drama and comedy without having to memorize lines or run around a stage. Be an actor and have fun while sitting on bar stools on a stage and reading a script as you communicate the full intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic content of the literature to an audience! This is a great outlet for aging theatre buffs or amateur talent.
Volunteers earn credits which can be redeemed for class fees.