Help out - Join Our Community 

There are so many behind-the-scenes chance to help with Engaged Encounter. The "Joy Jobs" are very rewarding, as you come to know and develope friendships with other community members. Here are a few volunteer areas...

Being a Host Couple
Do you like meeting new people and making new friends?
Excellent! Consider becoming a Friday Night Host Couple. We need help on the Friday evening of each weekend from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. You help us set up and then check in the couples as they arrive and guide them to their rooms. It is a chance to chat and answer their questions. You choose the best Friday for your schedule.
Sound good? Then contact Chris and Jane Hillery at 845-392-4895.

Being a Host Couple
Do you like meeting new people and making new friends?
Excellent! Consider becoming a Friday Night Host Couple. We need help on the Friday evening of each weekend from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. You help us set up and then check in the couples as they arrive and guide them to their rooms. It is a chance to chat and answer their questions. You choose the best Friday for your schedule.
Sound good? Then contact Chris and Jane Hillery at 845-392-4895.

Being a Transportation Couple
About 40% of couples who attend Engaged Encounter are from the Manhattan area or one of the five boroughs. Getting to the weekend is easiest by train for these couples. We offer hospitality to these couples by offering to pick them up at the train station. If you would be willing to pick up one or two couples when you are available to assist, contact Chris and Jane Hillery at 845-392-4895.

Being a Supply Couple
Currently we have a couple who is taking care of supplies. This couple checks both retreat centers, orders books, pens, candles, and more. They make sure the engaged couples have comfort items such as over-the-counter meds, toothbrushes, and more. The team relies of the supply couple to make sure tablecloths, baskets, folders, certificates and more are available. This job is a hidden task, but a very important one.

Becoming a Presenting Couple (Team)
On the weekend you were introduced to two married couples and a priest who shared some of their life stories with you. Being a presenting couple gives you a chance to do the same thing. If you are serious about marriage as a sacrament, and want to support and guide couples, then contact Vinny and Angela at 845-298-4772 or engagedencounterny@gmail.com.

One of the weekend "parts" is designed for newly married couples and indeed works better if a newer married couple gives it. We ease you in gradually, working through your preparation over a 12 15 month period.
A large benefit for you is the opportunity to regularly be around other families, who share your values and will support you as you journey through marriage. Beyond this, being on weekends several times each year allows you to work on your own relationship and renew your marriage.

Other Ways to Help Engaged Encounter
Do You Have Artistic Talent? Or some other skill that you'd like to share?
At certain times we need new banners and signs for the weekend and for use at conventions. If you have artistic talent and would be willing to help these, contact Vinny and Angela at 845-298-4772 or engagedencounterny@gmail.com. Any talents you think would benefit Engaged Encounter are welcome. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

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