Update about Volunteer Support Service Group

January 27, 2024

Hello folks,

As you know, we truly count on ALL of you and our volunteers to keep our Sangha moving forward! We are thankful to have a large group of volunteers supporting the many activities and service groups involved in running KCC. There are MANY WAYS to get involved! We will work together to find you a role that fits right. We want you to have a rewarding experience.

In addition to our volunteers, we are fortunate to have our wonderful staff, with Liza leading the way. Cynthia Irvine, Wilder Lyon and Vicki Fields at SCOL are also a part of how we make KCC happen. We also appreciate Gwen Wolfenbarger, who until last month, provided remarkable operations management. We will truly miss Gwen as they step into their new career as a Music Therapist.

With volunteering, there are so many options to get involved, from Board Members – to Retreat Registrars  – to Sunday Openers, Closers and Shrine tenders.  As you likely know, I am Volunteer Support Coordinator and feel honored to work with my small Support Team. This has been Makiko, Sally and Rosemarie until just recently!!

Maybe you have noticed the slide show on Sunday Shamatha, that Kate Rutigier has recently agreed to join our team!! She will be coordinating the Sunday volunteer folks. Fortunately, there are people who have committed to 1 Sunday a month through June, but things come up at the last minute and we find someone else to cover. Kate will watch over this and provide support to anyone new to one of these roles. Thank you so much Kate! Makiko and I both appreciate you coordinating this!

If you’re reading this and want to connect with Kate, her email is katerudigier@gmail.com .

If you have interest in other volunteer roles, the long list of possibilities is available on the webpage https://kcc.org/home/news/volunteer/.  Feel free to get in touch with me if you want even more information: mead.sally@gmail.com

So warmly, Sally