There was a great turnout of volunteers at the two volunteer orientation meetings Project Watershed held mid-Februrary. “It was nice to see so many different people come together to help make Kus-kus-sum a reality” said Kathy Haigh, Project Watershed’s Fundraising and Outreach Chair.
The meetings were to help orient people to Project Watershed and the Kus-kus-sum project as well as to encourage people to sign up for upcoming tasks and events. “Basically we wanted our volunteers to feel confident and well supported in whatever role they play in this historical project” reported Caila Holbrook, Manager of Fundraising, Outreach and Mapping. Alongside Kathy and Caila, Sharon Edwards and Vanessa Scott, two volunteers on the Communications Committee, helped present the Kus-kus-sum action plan.
Since this is a large multi-year effort, Project Watershed is still looking for more volunteers. If you missed the meetings you can still sign up on our Kus-kus-sum Volunteer form which includes everything from staffing a booth at an event to canvassing to office work. Due to the high response to the orientation meetings Project Watershed is considering running more in May. Dates and details will be posted on our website.
Project Watershed thanks The Westerly Hotel for their donation of conference rooms for the meetings.