Please welcome Lily Wellington as our new Foster Grandparent Program Coordinator. Lily has a background in psychology and mental health and has been volunteering in public schools for the last five years. She hopes to put her passion for connecting with people to good use in her new role and looks forward to working with volunteers in this capacity. 


Please welcome Celia Chase to the Board of Trustees.  Celia is Vice President of Marketing at OrionX Consulting focused on the technology industry. She served as Chair of HEAR in New Hampshire, has been a Board member Child and Family Services as well as the Junior Service League, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership of Greater Concord. She has lived in Concord with her family since 1996. 

If you have free time and are looking for a way to give back, boy to we have options for you.  Check out our events page for more information about upcoming Youth Mentoring Orientations, RSVP Workshops, an Open House for RSVP Caregviers, fundraisers to benefit the Emergency Housing Program and much more.


Interested in what the volunteers with RSVP have been up to? Looking for volunteer opportunities?  Read the Fall RSVP newsletter here for all this information and more. 

I know that Fall has been blowing right by, but here at the Friends Program, we have been keeping busy despite the blustery weather.  Read all about our latest activities and accouncements in our November e-newsletter.

Friends Program Trustees, staff, and supporters came together on Thursday, October 5th to recognize the efforts of some remarkable volunteers. The gathering also gave the Friends Board of Trustees the chance to present this years 10th Annual James S. Doremus Award to Steven Arndt.

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In selecting the honorees, program staff chose volunteers who are emblematic of what the Friends’ Four Programs represent. “Volunteers are the essence of our organization,” said Friends Board of Trustees Vice President, Catherine Devaney. “Universally they are caring, giving individuals who place great value on helping others in their communities. Tonight’s honorees are well deserving of recognition and represent all of the other volunteers who support our Four Programs.”


Among those honored at the event was Emergency Housing Program volunteer Marcy Charette, Foster Grandparent Program Community Partner Belmont Elementary School, RSVP Program volunteer Ralph Appleby, and Youth Mentoring Program volunteer George Smith.

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Read more here.