The Loring Greenough House is completely volunteer run. If you would like to share your time, expertise, and enthusiasm with us, we welcome your participation!
It’s a great way to have fun and meet your neighbors.
Loring Greenough House Committees
House Management Committee manages the historic structure of the Loring Greenough House, including preservation, rehabilitation, systems and ongoing maintenance projects. The committee seeks volunteers with interests in historic preservation, architectural history, domestic and social history, research, building maintenance and hands-on involvement.
Landscape Committee manages the care, preservation, and advancement of the grounds of the Loring Greenough House. The immediate challenges are twofold: to bring the overall condition of the landscape to a higher level even as we make long-term plans to improve the health and viability of the property through the creation, funding, and implementation of a Landscape Master Plan. Daily progress is made as lawns, gardens and tree health are nurtured. The Master Plan Sub-Committee now begins the process of looking into the future to anticipate ever-changing needs. Volunteers are needed on all fronts, from yard care to landscape planning.
Community Education Committee shares the history of the Loring Greenough House and grounds, its families, and the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club with our immediate community and beyond. Outreach includes scheduled tours on Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m., April through November; private tours by appointment; and themed tours and programs for educational groups. The Committee supervises volunteer docents and conducts research on House matters in the context of local and national history. It collaborates with other House committees as well as outside organizations to plan a range of lectures, events, and special programs.
Collections Committee manages the long-term preservation and interpretation of the Club’s historical objects and archival materials and is looking for volunteers with one or more of the following skills: Interest in collections management or material culture; knowledge of archiving, records management, digitization, or online cataloging; photography, research, conservation; creativity, attention to detail, and a sense of humor. The Committee meets monthly, with projects occurring on an ongoing basis.
Programs Committee is responsible for developing and implementing dynamic Club sponsored events at the house throughout the year. Examples include our History Happy Hour series, movie nights, family events like the annual Egg Hunt, the Annual Garden Party, and the musical performances at the summertime Thursdays on the Lawn. The Committee is looking for enthusiastic, motivated people who are interested in event planning and community outreach to expand the current programming line-up.
If you are interested in volunteering for one of our committees, please let us know by filling out this form.