Art/Design

Animal Action Group Member

QAA members advocate for the health and well being of all sentient creatures and their habitats.  

Detailed Description: 
QAA members advocate for the health and well being of all sentient creatures and their habitats. QAA endeavors to address the issues of the extinction crisis, climate crisis and animal cruelty. We believe in and actively support the inherent worth and dignity of all individual beings. This group is for anyone who wants to deepen understanding of other species, their habitats as well as support each other in our efforts and relationship to the greater-than-human world.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

QUUAM members provide a service to QUUF congregation in education and raising awareness about all species and the environment, thereby helping to change the social and world dynamics of human relationships that are helping or harming our planet. We deepen our relationships with each other in this action group as well as by working with other QUUF members and friends, and the greater community.

Skills Needed: 

The main skill needed is the love of other species and each other. In our Action Group Covenant we emphasize openness and loving communication - “We believe the shifting paradigm from human dominance to a reverence for all life is key to healing the world. Growing our skills and capacity for compassionate communication, we will act in ways that nourish one another and support our multi-species communities.” Other skills are WELCOMED and appreciated and can be utilized - we are a new and growing group needing the multi-skilled diversity of many members.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

No training or requirements. If one goes on a field trip or volunteers as part of this group, the obvious “at your own risk”  applies.

Contact Person: 
Polly Thurston
Contact Person Email: 
ptravennest@hotmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
5

RE (Religious Education) Chair

Oversee and coordinate with the RE Committee as they execute their mission to: “To engage families with children in our UU community, by organizing special events, supporting the RE staff, and promoting a family perspective within QUUF.”

Detailed Description: 
The chair leads monthly RE Committee meetings (REC), collaborates with the DFM (Director of Family Ministry) on building the monthly agenda, and works with the DFM to recruit new members for committee. Along with the REC, the chair schedules, organizes, promotes and hosts family oriented events: (Meet and Greet, Harvest Party, Halloween, cookie making for the Shelter, Winter Holiday Party, Teacher Appreciation event, Easter egg hunt, Mystery Pals, etc.) Additional duties include Overseeing playground upkeep, participating in Leadership Assembly, writing the annual budget and annual report.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Benefits for volunteer include getting to know people, being part of a group working on a common goal, organizing fun events. Benefits for the congregation include providing RE programing support for DFM, opportunities to participate in fun seasonal multi generational social events, a well maintained playground for the children.

Skills Needed: 

Organizational skills are a plus including the ability to recruit and organize volunteers, and organizing events. Ability to work with Director of Family Ministries to write meeting agendas and otherwise assist the Director is important.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

retiring chair will help train and assist, as will Director of Family Ministry.

Contact Person: 
Renee Neugent, Beau Ohlgren
Contact Person Email: 
woods_child@yahoo.com, beau@ohlgren.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Candle Care Steward

The Candle Care Steward cleans and restocks candles in the sanctuary.  

Detailed Description: 
Candles in the sanctuary provide an opportunity for members, friends, and visitors to recognize or sanctify memories or emotions that are deeply personal and unspoken. The Candle Care Steward enhances the aesthetics of the sanctuary and assures that congregants wishing to light a private candle have a ready opportunity. The candles are checked weekly some time after all the Sunday services are completed. They need to be cleaned and replaced with new candles. Candles at one quarter inch still have an hour or two of burn-time. The long candles used to light other candles need to have their wicks kept short. The area where the candles are displayed occasionally needs to be cleaned of dripped wax. The office should be notified when more candles are needed. This service opportunity is currently not connected to a committee. Time commitment is 6-8 hours a week.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The job provides aesthetic enhancement to the sanctuary and private emotion support for congregants.  It is a simple, solitary job. It is a satisfying way to volunteer when you wish to do a solitary task, without complexity. It does require a person who does not travel a great deal, or for long periods of time.

Skills Needed: 

Know how to clean wax and be available weekly.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

This position is currently filled by Barbara Miles. When she is ready to retire from it, she will be essential in the training.

Contact Person: 
Robin Moreau
Contact Person Email: 
quuf@olympus.net
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
7

Aesthetics Committee Member

Join an existing group of people who love art and ensure the artistic spaces in the Fellowship are maintained.

Detailed Description: 
The changing exhibits in our Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary, and Foyer are the responsibility of this small committee, with the shows changing approximately every three months. The committee also selects the banners that are hung on the Chancel wall in the Sanctuary and for flowers and decorations at certain times of the year such as the holiday season. Hanging the shows is done by experienced people so training for that area of participation is required. The committee meets about four times per year with emails and phone call communications in between meetings. You can join the committee for a year and then stay on indefinitely if enjoyable. The committee can also use "spot" volunteers to just help with the changing of art show. You will be climbing ladders and moving art around.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The congregation has the benefit of seeing some fine art work by area artists. Committee members add to the spiritual experience through the display of artistic ende3avor. Members work with a group that loves providing art to the community and feels pride in their accomplishments.

Skills Needed: 

You need to be able to hang pictures according to size and weight and be able to safely climb ladders..

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

You will be trained to hang pictures and safely climb ladders.

Contact Person: 
Suzanne Cunliffe
Contact Person Email: 
osuzannahh@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Filled
Date Filled: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Hours per Month: 
4

Aesthetics Committee Chair

Lead the group that enhances all the artistic spaces in our Fellowship.

Detailed Description: 
Aesthetics is a small committee primarily tasked with setting up art work in the designated "artistic: spaces in the Fellowship Hall, Foyer, and Sanctuary. The art shows change approximately every three months. Hanging the art is done by experienced people who have been trained. The committee also selects the sanctuary banners that hang on the chancel wall, and flowers and decorations, such as at the holiday season. The chair organizes and facilitates quarterly meetings, provides communications, oversee activities of the committee, maintains records, and attends other congregational meetings as needed. There are about four meetings per year. supplemented with email or phone calls in between, as needed. Total time for the committee chair averages 1-4 hours per month.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The congregation benefits from seeing some fine art work by area artists, adding to the spiritual experience through the display of artistic endeavor. The chair has the opportunity to intereract with interested and interesting committee members and artists in the community.

Skills Needed: 

Communication skills, patience, organization (cat Herding) and ability to work with other committees, are all important facets of chairing this committee. The chair also works with the committee to prepare the committee's annual budget.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The outgoing chair and committee members will be happy to work with the new chair to train and assist the transition.

Contact Person: 
Suzanne Cunliffe
Contact Person Email: 
osuzannahh@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Suzanne Cunliffe
Date Filled: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Hours per Month: 
4

Book Sale Volunteer

Help with a variety of tasks needed for the annual book sale and related activities before, during and/or and after the week of the sale.

Detailed Description: 
The annual Book Sale, held on a Saturday in January or February, is one of the most fun events at QUUF! The foyer and fellowship hall turn into a big used bookstore for the day, where you can buy a year’s worth of terrific books donated by a well-read community. The sale is planned for and carried out by a team. The coordinator provides overall organization of the event, including organizing volunteers and interfacing with the QUUF staff. A core group of volunteers meets with the coordinator to plan the book sale and work collaborately to carry out the sale in an efficient, community-minded, and economically profitable way. Core volunteers may lead up aspects of the sale, such as advertising, book sorting and storage, signs, etc. New in 201, a sub-group of volunteers is planning a private reception/pre-sale scheduled for the evening before the public sale. Volunteers with technical expertise or specialized book knowledge can help with online book sales before or after the community book sale. Some volunteers work only the week of/day of the sale, sorting and displaying books, serving as general helpers or cashiers, clean up crew, and other standard event tasks. Core volunteers attend 4-6 meetings over the course of 3-6 monts, Others work 2-5 days the week of the sale or the day of the sale itself. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers who would be willing to work with online book sales year round.
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Deepen relationships by working with other QUUF members and friends. That’s the best part! *Use your organizational skills to bring in funds for the QUUF budget. *Provide an opportunity to the general public to visit QUUF and talk with our members/volunteers. *Get ‘first shot’ at the best collection of books in the area!

Skills Needed: 

A love of books. Work well with a team. Respect for others' ideas and skills. No special skills are required of any single volunteer, but YOUR special skills, such as ability to carry boxes, artistic flair, cooking, presentation, working with money, or almost anything else can be put to good use.!

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Jean Walat and other current book sale organizers are available to orient the new volunteer

Contact Person: 
Jean Walat
Contact Person Email: 
jmwalat@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open

Pathways: Strategic Communication Task ForceTeam Member

Members brainstorm, design, implement, and monitor tactics to achieve the goal of shifting the culture of QUUF with regards to service as part of the Pathways to Service initiative. This initiative seeks to make service an integral part of all members’ experience at QUUF by valuing it as an opportunity for meaningful experiences rather than simply as “volunteering.”

Detailed Description: 
The purpose of this task force is to ensure the success of the Pathways to Service Initiative by attending to what is necessary to shift the culture at QUUF in regards to service. It is envisioned that what will be needed are various strategic communications such as clear messaging through video, printed collateral, spoken words (especially from the pulpit), website, weekly update, specialized trainings, and other. Strategic Communication Task Force members will meet monthly for 3 - 6 months, to brainstorm, design, implement, and monitor tactics. Early meetings will involve orientation and training from members of the Pathways design team. Between meetings, members will work on implementing ideas generated by the group. It is anticipated that the time commitment would be approximately 8 hours per month. This Task Force will be chaired by a member of the Pathways design team and the task force will work closely with the design team to ensure alignment of plans and activities.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Because this service opportunity requires specialized skills, serving in this capacity offers someone with these skills the chance to have a unique impact. This can be deeply fulfilling. This opportunity also offers the chance to meet new people and get to know and learn from each other, while working on something important together. The congregation will benefit from the work of this team because everyone will have a clear picture of the value and benefits of service and will have a higher likelihood of being fulfilled by service.

Skills Needed: 

To be successful in this position, the volunteer needs to have knowledge of what makes communication effective and have experience designing and implementing various forms of communication tools. Knowledge of cultural change and how organizations make these kinds of changes in an intentional way is helpful.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The first meeting or two of this task force will involve orientation to the Pathways to Service initiative and some training on cultural change. The task force will be chaired by a member of the Pathways design team who will check in with members regularly to be sure the job is a good fit and that members feel like they have the information they need.

Contact Person: 
Carolyn Latteier, Kendra Golden
Contact Person Email: 
clatteier@gmail.com, jimandkendra@olympus.net,
# of positions available: 
3
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Auction Leaders

Lead the team that oversees QUUF's largest fundraiser, held in November.

Detailed Description: 
If you are organized, willing to facilitate meetings, and like the idea of helping QUUF with its biggest fundraiser party of the year, this opportunity is for you. The auction is held in November and people are eager to help with advertising the event with colorful artwork at QUUF, soliciting and gathering auction items, creating the catalog, setting up on the day of, and working during the party in various capacities. But we need two co-chairs and 2-3 others willing to oversee the project from planning to completion. There are 1-2 meetings during the summer, 2-4 meetings in September and October, 1-2 final meetings in November. You keep the church office informed and provide announcements for the Weekly Bulletin, etc. You keep track of the recruited volunteers, send emails as needed, The day of the auction is busy with set up and then the party. Many of the people on the various auction teams have been doing their job for years, which makes things go smoothly.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Make new friends while you help the congregation with one of the most important events of the year. Hone your leadership skills and exercise your creativity to make a fun event

Skills Needed: 

Positive, can do attitude, good organizational skills. Willingness to speak in front of the conversation a plus. Basic computer skills.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training and assistance comes from the prior leaders of the auction.

Contact Person: 
Carol Graves
Contact Person Email: 
colorqueen4@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Open
Date Filled: 
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018