Get Involved | Make New Friends | Have Some Fun

















There are lots of ways to get involved


Volunteering at a Ridgerunners meeting, event, or activity is one of the best ways to get to know other members and make new friends. Below are six categories of volunteering, each with multiple volunteer responsibilities within them.  Each activity is linked to someone to reach out to for more information.


Welcome & Hospitality

Help make people feel welcome when they arrive at meetings. Be a part of the welcome committee or participate in the new member welcome event.  Here are some of the ways that you can volunteer to help engage members—new and old—to have a good experience:


Activity Coordination

If you love one of our ongoing activities (like bridge), there are ways to get ivolved to coordinate the activity (some one volunteers to take registration, bring the cards to the meeting space, etc.). We also welcome conversations with members witih a passion for  a particular activity to discuss starting a new one-time or ongoing activity (want a regular meet-up for walking or hiking? a writers group, bocce group, chess club or scrapbooking group? If so, tell us what you’d like to help start! Mah Jongg, for example, was just started in 2022 :


Day Trips & Travel

Whether you want to help by coordinating a trip not yet on the calendar (some place you’re dying to go or someplace you’ve just got to see—the Big Foot Museum in Ellijay, for example, the Biltmore, or Gibbs Gardens) or you’d like to coordinate a new travel group (tent or RV campers, museum lovers, etc) or you’d just like to help plan and publicize a trip someone else is spear-heading, we’d love for you to be involved.


Ridgerunners PR & Communications

There are lots of different skills that the club puts to use on behalf of membership communications.  We’d love volunteers who have one or more of these skills (no need to have them all!).


Program Development & Coordination

Our programs are one of the most important things the club does. If you have an idea for a program, if you have a topic you’d like to present on, if you know someone who would give an excellent program, you can help us plan our program year and create meaningful programs for the membership.  Some ways you can help:


Special Event Planning

Serve on a planning committee for one of our events or volunteer to help with set-up, registration, or clean-up.  Here are the regular, annual events that theclub holds: