Beth Raymond: Volunteer Extraordinaire

Beth Raymond is a tireless volunteer for Family Promise of Greater Nashua.  She serves as Group Coordinator for our Nashua East volunteers, which means that once a month she makes sure that the house is fully staffed with volunteers to help the families.   And, Beth makes sure that all slots are filled, even if it means she gives up her weekend days to help our families.  She also helps to spread the word about our program, answers questions in the community, and helps with events.  She is such an asset and we are so thankful for everything she does! Here’s how she describes her commitment to help families in our community:

“I started to volunteer with Family Promise about a year after the program started in Nashua.  I stayed overnight in the First Church basement  with the families.  And you would not believe how loud the steam pipes in the First Church Basement are in the winter!  That was an experience.

All my life, I have volunteered as a way of being of service to the community. There are so many ways a volunteer can help in their community so I decided a long time ago to focus on programs that helped with affordable housing or homelessness in some way. That is why I am committed to helping at the Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne Marie House, this is one of the few local programs which help people find and afford to get into housing.

I have met so many families over the years.  I am always impressed with their determination and courage as they work through whatever it takes to have a good home for their families.”

New Volunteers

Have time, talents and treasures to share?  Talk with us about how you can do so at our ‘Home for Now’ through Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne-Marie House.

Volunteerism is the foundation of our program at Anne-Marie House, and happens ‘around the clock’ – 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year. Come when you can, and leave when you must.

Approximately 75 volunteers bring their energy and enthusiasm to share hospitality with our resident families every week: spending time in conversation and play, making and serving the weekday 6pm meal, staying overnight, helping with homework, celebrating birthdays and holidays, assisting with office tasks, joining our maintenance team, choosing chores from our ‘to do list’, supporting fundraisers, coming to Work Days, serving on our committees, and so much more.  Your passion and skills are likely our need!

New volunteers are asked to attend an orientation to learn more about our program, explore volunteer opportunities, tour our facility, and complete necessary paperwork – application, confidentiality agreement and criminal record form.  Anyone under 18 years old is welcome to volunteer, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Please call our Director of Volunteerism at 883-7338 x3 to schedule your orientation.  You can also email us at volunteering@annemariehouse.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Current Volunteers

Thank You!!  You are a blessing, and truly do make a difference.

Peruse our online calendar at www.annemariehouse.org/calendar, talk with your volunteer group Coordinator, or contact our Director of Volunteerism 883-7338 X3 to choose your next volunteer time.  Remember, the calendar is read only.

Consider bringing a family member or friend with you to the next time you volunteer.  Talk with our Director of Volunteerism or your volunteer group Coordinator about scheduling that ‘Come and See’ shadowing experience.  There’s always room for one more on our Volunteer Team!

See you at the house!

In addition to volunteers, financial contributions in any amount are important in making sure our facility, program and families are taken care of. Here are just a few suggested levels and what your donation can do for the children and families living at AMH:

    • $25 buys one year of school supplies for one child
    • $50 provides milk for one week for our families
    • $100 provides meals for one day for all of our residents

Find more information about making a financial or in-kind contribution and alternative ways you can help with our fundraising efforts.