Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Making Ripples: Volunteering

FGC Gathering 2017: Wednesday evening plenary

Call for Volunteer Helpers & Collaborators

Contact: Vonn New, select "Making Ripples Wednesday Plenary" on the Gathering Contact Form.

 

Making Ripples, the program for the Wednesday evening plenary is a fully participatory evening of music, dance, reflection and community.  As Friends, we did away with the laity to lift up the ministry of all, during this program, we will eliminate the audience.


Folks who are into visual art, labyrinths, musical improvisation, herding cats, eldering, singing, dancing, helping make experiences accessible to all, and generally being helpful are all needed to pull this off. Please contact Vonn New if you want to help. (Select "Making Ripples Wednesday Plenary" on the Gathering Contact Form.)


Bellwethers - lead by example, assist in directing participants, deploying instruments and props during the event and attend a practice session beforehand, engage in fun artsy exercises in the weeks leading up to Gathering.


Manager - help coordinate the other teams, assist with problem-solving before, during, and after the event, stomp out procrastination.


Accessibility Team - advise me on how to best make the event accessible to everyone, help make that happen.


Set Up/Tear Down Team - set up chairs, props, and more before and after the event


Instrumental Musicians - participate in musical improvisation during the event and attend a practice session beforehand


Singers - participate in improvisation during the event and attend a practice session beforehand.


Dancers & Creative Movement Team - perform improvised dance as led, assist in creating and leading participant movement, attend a practice session beforehand


Visual Artists - assist in making performance space beautiful, help create beautiful instruction cards, assist in hosting participatory public art to make cards and props beforehand, help with costuming and other aesthetic ideas


Textile Artists - assist in making performance space beautiful, help create dance props, costuming ideas


Elders - provide spiritual grounding during the event, hold our preparations in the Light, provide accompaniment to this ministry