Covid-19 Info & Updates
UUS is currently in Phase 2 of our Covid-19 reopening plan. Services are virtual, with only the worship leaders present at UUS. Small groups may meet wearing masks either at UUS or off-site.
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Volunteering Opportunities to Support UUS Programs, Activities, and Sunday Services
The full UUS Choir has disbanded due to COVID, but a small group of singers gathers regularly to practice and record music for Sunday services. If you’re interested in joining, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Religious Education Volunteers
Do you like guiding discussions? Do you have skills in a craft or hobby or spiritual practice that you’d like to share? Would you like helping to coordinate classes and programs for adults? We have curricula available, or you can propose your own forum, class, or workshop.
This team helps to make decisions about art, furnishings, and décor throughout the UUS building.
Audio Visual Team
The volunteers on the A/V Team rotate in running the A/V for Sunday services, including microphones, cameras, slides, and livestreaming. There are also occasionally requests for A/V volunteers for forums after the service or for special events, and team members help as available. Training is provided.
The Building Care Team helps to plan for maintenance and oversees any needed repairs to the building structure, equipment, and systems. The Kitchen Team plans for, coordinates, and cares for the kitchen, including appliances, supplies, and set-up instructions.
Children and Youth Religious Education Volunteers
Our Religious Education (RE) program relies on the talents and passions of volunteers like you to offer RE groups, classes, and programming for members and friends of all ages. Example of RE volunteer opportunities with children, youth, and families include: organizing family events, helping with RE projects, facilitating Our Whole Lives sexuality programs (OWL), co-leading RE classes and groups for children, or being a youth advisor. Different opportunities have varying levels of commitment and requirements. Our Director of Lifespan Religious Education can help you find an opportunity that best matches your interests, skills, and schedule.
Historical Records Team
This committee collects, preserves, and organizes historical materials for both traditional and digital archives. UUS heritage is shared through newsletter articles, exhibits, and occasional special events.
Each Sunday, one of our hospitality teams provides volunteers who act as ushers and greeters, set up for the social hour, and clean up afterwards. Each team works four Sundays a year.
The House Ensemble welcomes any instrumentalist to rehearsal. Performances are scheduled for Sunday services.
The UUS String Quintet plays occasionally for Sunday services, accompanies the UUS Adult Choir, and individually play solos and accompany hymn singing. Interested string players are welcome to join.
Keyboard players are invited to join the team of those playing solos or four- to eight-hand compositions or on occasion to join the staff accompanist at the piano for four-hand choir accompaniments.
Land Ministry Team and Grounds Team
The Land Ministry Team plans for uses of the outdoor areas and leads in the implementation of those plans. The Grounds Team manages the maintenance of the property. Volunteers may be used in the areas of the care of Community Garden, the Labyrinth, the Children’s Playscape, Woodlands and Trails, caring for trees and grasses, and special projects.
Membership Associates help UUS provide welcome and connection to UUS by staffing the Welcome Table on Sundays, welcoming and connecting with visitors, helping prepare, involve, and celebrate new members, and encouraging engagement by all members in UUS programs and activities.
We have a team of office volunteers who fill in for an hour or two as needed with necessary tasks and special projects around the office, such as watering plants, writing birthday cards, and preparing mailings.
Pastoral Care Team
The Pastoral Care Team works with the minister to provide a caring presence through visits, calls, and other contacts that allow us to listen, accept, comfort, and support one another as we face illness or other challenges. Members of the Pastoral Care Team can also support family and friends who are caregivers and provide information resources.
The Publicity Team communicates UUS values and programs to the wider community via the UUS website, Facebook, digital and print advertising, press releases, etc. The committee primarily focuses on strategy and project oversight. Beyond the team that meets, we also have ongoing needs for writing, photography/video, graphic design, and social media administration that can be tailored to individual interests.
Special Reception Volunteers
These volunteers are willing to be contacted to prepare food, set up, serve, and clean up when we have memorial services or special events. There are also opportunities for greeting or ushering. Let us know if you are willing to get calls or emails when we have a special event or memorial reception.
This team plans and implements events and procedures for the annual funds for the Society. A primary focus is the annual fall pledge campaign that invites members and friends to make a financial pledge to the UUS operating budget.
Treats and Talents Auction
This annual auction and social event connects UUs all year long through auction items of social events, donations of art work and household items, and services such as gardening, painting, and carpentry. Many volunteers are needed for planning and organizing the event, soliciting, recording, organizing, and displaying the auction items, and donating auction items, services, and events.
UNI-Care provides assistance for members and friends in need, such as after a hospitalization or illness or after the arrival of a new baby. They can offer transportation or meals delivered on a short-term basis. They also maintain an inventory of medical equipment that can be borrowed when needed.
Worship Associates work with the minister to plan and lead Sunday services throughout the year. Each fall begins with a retreat led by the minister to train and orient the Worship Associates and begin planning for the year.