How do CMG volunteers make a difference?
Learn about the many ways to volunteer, mentor, and make a difference.
California Men’s Gatherings is an all-volunteer organization. And that means that the more volunteers we get, the more we can do and the easier and more fun it is to do what we want to do! We traditionally ask for volunteers at the end of our three weekend-long Gatherings, but that doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t welcome a new volunteer at any time of the year. We are a community and there is something going on in our “village” every season. You can directly connect to any of our five local event committees and volunteer!
Ways to volunteer for the CMG:
- A Planning Committee plans each weekend-long gathering. There are three yearly Gatherings: Memorial Day weekend (Spring) in Mountain Center (starting in 2016); Labor Day weekend (Summer) in Foresthill, and; mid-November (Fall) again in Mountain Center. There is a separate Planning Committee for each Gathering. Each Planning Committee for next year’s Gathering form soon after one completes. Planning Committees meet monthly for close to a year – a bit more often during the weeks before a Gathering – and they can always use helping hands and smart heads. Throughout the year, sub-committees also come together under each Planning Committee, so volunteers are needed leading up to and through the Gathering weekend. Being on a Planning Committee or sub-committee is an amazing chance to bond with your fellow committee members and contribute to creating an experience for hundreds of other CMG men.
- Events Committees plan the many local events and workshops held across the state. CMG has five events committees across the state, and the more men who work together on these events committees, the more chances we all have to “gather” between the Gatherings. Just one little idea is all it takes — join an Events Committee and help create our local events.
- Volunteer at a Gathering, Weekend or Event — At every Gathering, Weekend and local event, there are needs for volunteers to help with all types of tasks. Volunteering is one of the best (and easiest) ways to contribute while meeting new men and making a real difference.
Contact the CMG to inquire about how you can volunteer (For local events, gatherings, or other ways)
“Many hands make light work.” — John Heywood (English Playwright and Poet, 1497-1580)