Jane’s Story: A Profile in Volunteerism

Jane Salgals has been with Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne Marie House since its very inception. As a member of First Church of Nashua, one of our founding congregations, Jane was involved in the earliest discussions of congregations joining together to address the needs of homelessness in our community.  She, along with two other members of First Church, were the original coordinators for our program.  Jane served on our first Board of Trustees and was actively engaged in negotiations with the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary to utilize their former novitiate to become what is now Anne Marie House.  Following her term on the Board, Jane continues to volunteer every week at FPGN diligently managing our donor database software system.  Jane’s patience, attention to detail, and positive nature is such a happy addition to us!

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.