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Pumpkin Patch 2013:: Help Needed Now!!


Many thanks for the early response to our appeal for volunteer managers and coordinators in this year’s Pumpkin Patch.Immanuelites passing pumpkins

We still need help! If you are considering this wonderful opportunity to support the outreach programs at Immanuel that make a difference in our community and the world, please know that you will be operating as part of a team. You will have the support of trainers, co-managers, and others in this worthwhile, fun, short-term responsibility.

Please take a look at the updated organizational chart here. As you can see, we still have an urgent need for volunteers to serve as coordinators in the following critical roles:

Pumpkin Team Shepherd: This person networks with all managers. We need somebody with organizational skills who has had prior experience at the Patch. The Shepherd’s job is not to do the various tasks, but to assure that those tasks are
properly identified and assigned to the right managers and coordinators. It is not (necessarily) a multi-year commitment.
Food Manager: Food sales are 100% profit for the church, and contributed to 35% of last year’s total profits. The Food Manager will work with Crisps coordinator Melinda Ashton, Soup coordinator Connie Kurz, and a Bakery coordinator to organize among dozens of parishioners the making of soups, apple crisps, and baked goods. The objective is to provide a steady stream of foods to sell, particularly on weekends.
Daily Coordinators: These persons assist the Volunteer Manager Candy Levin and Operations Manager John von Senden for a particular day of the week to assure the patch is properly opened, closed and staffed.

We need you now. Please consider volunteering!

Contact:   to volunteer, please contact Jamie Conrad; to get more information about the roles described in the chart, please contact John von Senden, our immediate past Team Leader. They can both be reached at pumpkins@icoh.net.

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