Roots and Wings

I am so excited to introduce to you the newest members of the Hilltown Village staff:

Volunteer Coordinator – Hannah Davidson grew up in Goshen and is in training to become a birth and postpartum doula.  She is currently serving as a Home Visit Volunteer.

Administrator – Jean Cherdack is an Ashfield resident and retired teacher (though you can still find her subbing at the local school).  She has served nine families as a Home Visit Volunteer!

Fundraising & Outreach Coordinator – Meg Taylor is a Hilltown Village family alumand served as founder and co-director of a small farm education organization over the past five years.

As I shared in an earlier post Jess Kuttner will be taking on the role of Mothers’ Group Coordinator.  She is a yoga teacher, therapist and mother of two.  Maureen Shea, our intrepid founder, will continue her efforts as Closet Coordinator.  Katy Eiseman, who has served as Administrator (and many other hats as well!) has decided to move on once the new team is oriented.  Thank you Katy for all your hard work!

I have been overwhelmed by this outpouring of enthusiasm for the work of the Hilltown Village and have enjoyed getting to know these wonderful women.  I will be meeting with them individually and in a group over the summer, passing on what I have learned over the past few years, giving them roots.  By fall, I have no doubt they will have strong wings to soar into the future.

As you may have noticed, there is someone missing.  We are still looking for a Family Coordinator.  Obviously, this role is critical.  Here’s a little bit about what it entails:

The Family Coordinator is the first contact for every family seeking help and provides in person, email and phone support starting prenatally through the fourth trimester and often beyond.  We are looking for a compassionate, non-judgmental, organized, dedicated, cooperative, positive leader to join the team.  This is a volunteer position with a stipend.  Coordinators are expected to commit to at least one year of service, be available for monthly staff meetings and participate in fundraising, outreach and long-term planning efforts.  Reliable internet and phone service as well as a car that can handle rural roads and weather are a must. People living in our service area are preferred.

Please help spread the word and let me know if you know someone great for the role (is it you?).

Blessings for a peaceful, joyous summer ~ Anna

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