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    Default Newby Summit Volunteer

    Hi,
    This is Karen Hoffmeister. I live in Etna NH. I am desirous of becoming a Summit Volunteer. I have submitted all paper work.
    I would appreciate any DATA previous volunteers are able to provide;
    RE: plans of the day, schedules, and needs of the "Worker Bees" I will be taking care of. I am VERY Flexible, and KNOW how to deal with 24/7 fog.
    If someone can provide a general daily routine, I would appreciate it.
    I DO NOT expect much, except to help out. And I can cook. AND,,,,,,,,
    Have MY OWN!! Rubber Gloves for toilet washing!

    Thanks in advance for any help.
    KAren H.
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    Assuming you're a good cook there's not much to it.

    You just have to make everybody dinner. When there are visitors you'll have to make them breakfast and lunch as well. I can also attest that if you want to make breakfast and lunch for the crew they will happily accept.

    The living area is generally pretty tidy, but some minor daily organizing is always helpful. The big cleanup is Tuesday before shift change and you're expected to help out with that.

    Otherwise enjoy your time up there. I'm not sure how this works now but you can always take on a small project if you have any special skills.
    Bill
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    Bill's right on. I can add that leftovers are good. Dinners (and other meals as trips require) don't have to be world-class, just good and plentiful. A general willingness to lend a hand when asked and offer when not asked will earn you a return invitation.

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    When you are a volunteer you become part of the crew, and basically manage the downstairs. Cooking dinner, cleaning and keeping the place tidy are the general expectations. Being at the service of the guests needs is important as well.

    Last I heard, volunteers are in the staff meetings to get an idea of general projects going on at the summit during the week, and can become involved with them if their competencies allow.

    Many volunteers go above and beyond. Some come up with a pre-approved project in mind, and take on a task like reaming the bookshelves, cleaning the stove inside and out, remodeling the bathroom, or installing cabinetry. First time, you wouldn't be expected to do this, but any skills you can offer to the summit are appreciated.

    Lastly, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the elements, learn about weather, socialize with the staff, and go outside. This is what it is all about!
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    I wish I could cook to be able to volunteer. Killing off the summit staff would not be a good idea. But, my wife is a gourmet cook. Maybe I can convince her to come with me. Then I can take pictures of her cooking.

    Slim chance. But she is a wonderful cook!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    I wish I could cook to be able to volunteer. Killing off the summit staff would not be a good idea. But, my wife is a gourmet cook. Maybe I can convince her to come with me. Then I can take pictures of her cooking.

    Slim chance. But she is a wonderful cook!

    i will do the cooking and you can go bother the observers

    i can cook

    is there always 2 volunteers on at a time i would love to do it with some one
    i am a Summit Club member
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