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
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.
Communications Committee manages communications activities with members, sponsors, donors, media, and the public at large through written, oral, and digital means. The committee is the voice of the organization and seeks to inform and educate all of its constituencies of the mission, history, community events, and successes of the Loring Greenough House.
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.
Development Committee is responsible for coordinating fundraising events, managing campaigns, applying for grants, and thinking creatively about connecting the community to the Loring Greenough House through philanthropy. Together with the Programs Committee, Development is tasked with putting the word out to encourage people to join the Loring Greenough House. Members enjoy specific benefits including discounts at many events. Increasing membership is an opportunity for the LGH to have much-needed funding it can count on from year to year.
Docent Committee interprets the House’s history, collections, and architecture. Docents provide public tours. On Sundays, 1-3 pm, April through December, at special events like First Thursdays, and by appointment. The Committee hopes to add to its roster of docents and especially seeks Spanish speakers.
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.
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 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.