Volunteer needed for basic computer work at the museum.
Help to catalog artifacts on our new computer system.
Easy and interesting. Call Ian McCormick at the museum - (616) 866-2235
THE NEW RAM AND NORTH KENT CONNECT NEED
AREA ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS to be part of
Rockford's famous "Make It and Take It" Scarecrow Building Project
needs to start planning now to enlist area organizations to help in 2021.
A chance for individuals and adult groups, young and old,
to give back to the Rockford community
while bringing smiles to thousands of faces.
Let your church, school, scout, or neighborhood
group be part of a long running, fun project that
benefits deserving area non profit groups...
North Kent Connect and The Rockford Area Museum
For 22 years, Rockford area residents have been enjoying Rockford's "Make It and Take It" scarecrow building event. Originally created by Denise Bradley and her family for her young son's enjoyment, it
has grown to the point when every year, families come from far beyond Rockford to have a great time creating a scarecrow to decorate their homes and businesses.
In 2019 at the start of Rockford's Harvest Festival, the event was filled with smiles and laughter as people interacted and cooperated in a small town setting to build almost 1200 scarecrows every year.
EVERY PENNY RAISED benefits North Kent Connect and The Rockford Area Museum to help them serve the community's needs.
BUT THAT IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF WHAT HAS BECOME A REGIONAL DESTINATION EVENT and...
...THE NATION'S LARGEST SCARECROW BUILDING EVENT.
Now the goal is to build it into one of the most popular fund raising destination events in the Midwest, and eventually, perhaps even in the nation.
BUT...IT CAN'T HAPPEN
WITHOUT A LOT OF HELP!
Talk to the clubs and organizations that you belong to.
Church Groups School and PTO Groups
Sport Organizations Service Organizations
Neighborhood groups Book Clubs
Garden Clubs Scout Groups
EVERYONE from students to senior citizens can help.
There will be fun jobs available in short 3 hour shifts
Reach us on the CONTACT PAGE of this website RIGHT NOW
Indicate "SCARECROWS" on the subject line
or call Ian McCormick at (616) 443-2676.
We will be happy to meet with you or your group to discuss details THANK YOU.
ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS:
An unbelievably small investment can make you the
named sponsor of this established family event.
Your business will be featured in months of
print, social media, and TV publicity.
You won't believe the value of your small investment.
2020 Scarecrow promotional video was produced by students from the
Rockford High School TV Studio
BEYOND THE ROCK
TO SHARE YOUR TIME WITH US
We realize that everyone's time is valuable.
Why not make it fun and rewarding, too?
We do everything we can to make it easy for people to help - and to enjoy doing so.
We could use as much time as you can give us...a few hours weekly, monthly or even on an "as needed" basis.
You will meet some great people, have some fun, and help your community...all at the sme time!
Specific needs vary from time to time, but help is always needed.
Here are some of the types of volunteer opportunities that arise:
Museum Docent/Host: This is the area for which the most help is needed. Volunteer opportunities are always available
No experience required and docents do not need to be historians.
All that is required is a friendly personality and the desire to help.
New volunteers in this area are pleasantly surprised at how much they enjoy their time at the museum.
Presentations : The RAM is always happy to have groups request tours. Groups range from elementary students to senior citizens.
If you have an outgoing personality and would enjoy presenting material to groups, this is for you.
Computer maintenance: We occasionally encounter computer "issues" and we admittedly don't have the expertise we need to deal with them.
If you are knowledgeable about computers, Internet, etc. we would welcome your involvement.
We are currently evaluating our needs and our equipment. Can you help?
Cleaning: If you could help with some occasional light cleaning at the museum, we would love to hear from you.
und raising is an ongoing reality for the RAM.
Fundraising: We never charge for services, so fundraising is of the utmost importance.
The need for help could come as quickly as the next good idea for a fund raising project.
We need a group of people willing to help us brainstorm and execute these projects as they come up.
Can we add you to that list?
Research/Genealogy: This is an area for which some experience would be helpful, but if you are willing to learn
from our Research Director, you might fit right in. A variety of tasks fall into this category,
so just let us know if you are interested. Maybe we will have a slot that is just right for you.
Exhibits/Programs: Maybe you can help us with exhibits including changing out artifacts and the planning of special, seasonal, and revolving displays. You could be organizing our storage area, rearranging displays, putting up signs, dressing a mannequin, or doing anything in between .
CONSIDER GETTING INVOLVED.
A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR TIME WILL BE SINCERELY APPRECIATED.
AND YOU'LL HAVE FUN WHILE HELPING YOUR COMMUNITY.