Cook/Bake

Pledge Campaign- Fellowship Dinner Table Host

Organize a table of 8-10 members/friends for Pledge Campaign kickoff Fellowship Dinner in early March. Event is held annually at the Fairgrounds

Detailed Description: 
You will host a table of 8-10 people, provide the main dish and think up the theme for the table, making sure those who sign up know what additional items to bring and any specifics regarding times and dress. The evening generally includes a very short announcement of a table theme to the rest of the tables sometime during the evening. Requirements differ by year depending on how the event is structured. Signing up guarantees that you will get adequate information to be successful. Total of about 15 hours between thinking, cooking and table set up.
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

This is a fun event, reminding members of the lighter, fellowship side of membership. It is pretty simple. It may seem a little crazy at first to be inspired to dress up and decorate a table but in the end the host gets the benefit of providing that sociable time and event memories for their tables. Also some people like to keep it simple and do not want to dress up. So some hosts do not have a theme or dress up and this enables all to enjoy, in costume or not!

Skills Needed: 

Ability to coordinate a table of people for dinner. A lighter heart, a little bit of imagination. Ability to provide a main dish.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Specific instructions will be provided by the event coordinator.

Contact Person: 
Kendra Golden
Contact Person Email: 
jimandkendra@olympus.net
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Inactive

Pastoral Care Committee Member

Each  committee member commits to providing services that support our 1st UU principle: to promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and to uphold confidentiality as we serve. Members are expected to attend occasional meetings and participate in a team of choice.

Detailed Description: 
Our committee has chosen to work in teams. The teams include: Sage Club Luncheon, Cards and Rides, Buddy Visitations, Publicity, Meals, Cooking Projects, Story-Corps, and Administrative Tasks. Members choose to either lead or help with the team that is most appealing to them. Each team meets and carries out their tasks, and the team leader reports to the committee chairperson. Additional short-term volunteers who have expressed an interest in working with teams are asked to help with many of the teams. The pastoral care team is being developed and will be chosen and directed by our ministers.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Working in teams allows committee members to follow their passions and the result is work that is satisfying and interesting. Using additional non-member volunteers gives an opportunity to get to know new people, and gives the volunteers a chance to get to know us. It does away with long committee meetings involving lengthy discussion. This committee provides valuable services to members of our community directly in line with our UU principles.

Skills Needed: 

Skills needed for this committee include a passion for helping others, good listening and communication skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, accepting responsibility and ability to follow through, compassion and ability to work in a group.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training in listening and other skills is provided to new members of the committee by the chairperson and team leaders.

Contact Person: 
Carol Graves
Contact Person Email: 
colorqueen4@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
7

Winter Shelter Cook & Server

Join a team of up to 5 to plan, purchase ingredients, cook, and serve a meal at the Winter Shelter. 

Detailed Description: 
Background: QUUF joins other local faith-based and secular organizations (the Community Outreach and Shelter Team) in hosting the Jefferson County Winter Shelter each year. The Shelter offers beds and bathing nightly as well as meals for those who are homeless, from November through March. QUUF covers all meal and monitoring for two weeks each winter: traditionally the week after Thanksgiving and the last week of January. Having a food handler’s certificate, available either through a local class or online, is helpful. Key Activities: Volunteer cooks offer either a breakfast (2-3 hours) or a dinner (4-5 hours), donating ingredients unless the cost is personally burdensome (in which case the cost of one's share of ingredients is reimbursed). Outside of not "potentially hazardous" home baked goods, meals are prepared in a Donor Kitchen, either QUUF's or the Shelter’s. Finally, one serves, cleans up, handles lunches and completes report forms. Dinner cooks prepare lunches using ingredients in the Shelter, while breakfast cooks package those lunches and distribute them in the morning. Meals are ideally offered by teams of 2 for breakfasts and 5 for the dinners. Meals are shared by both shelter guests and all those supporting the Shelter, about 35 people for most meals. Time Commitment (hours): Activity Breakfast Dinner 1. Prepare to cook in a Donor Kitchen (absorbing directions) 2.0 2.0 2. Plan meal .5 1.0 3. Purchase ingredients .75 1.5 4. Cook 2.0 1.0 5. Serve, eat, clean, work with lunches, report 1.0 2.0 Total 5.25 8.5
Service Term: 
As needed
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Directly helping those most in need Supporting a community-wide effort to allieviate suffering during the time of year when those living without basic shelter are most vulnerable Joining others in QUUF to actualize this support--this may include youth who may cook but not serve in the shelter. Get to know others as only people who meet over food can.

Skills Needed: 

Meal planning: balanced, healthy, comforting palatable foods, responsive to dietary and physiologic needs and preferences of those being served -- attentive to nutrient and caloric requirements, and dental disease
Purchase food mindful of quality, source, and cost
Prepare food hygienically, to prevent food-borne illness in this vulnerable population and retain the "Donor Kitchen" status of the kitchens where meals must be prepared for legal donation
Balanced, respectful, and on-task interaction with co-cooks
Access resources which allow team members to share costs of the meal
Reporting time and materials donated

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

1. Optimum preparation includes becoming a licensed food handler through local Public Health Department training or online at https://www.foodworkercard.wa.gov/language.html. Because food donations are governed by WA State laws (Chapter 69.80 RCW, WAC 246-215) familiarity and compliance with these laws is essential. Knowledge can result from i) direct review of the laws ii) understanding the guidance provided by the COAST Volunteer Coordinator or Team member holding a Food Handler's certificate. Compliance with requirements for where donated food must be prepared is critical (potentially hazardous food prepared in a home kitchen and delivered to the Shelter is illegal and can compromise our ability to serve food. Additional guidance specific to the safety requirements at the Shelter must be understood and followed. If ill, a volunteer should refrain from serving. If donating an individual's share of the team meal is a financial burden, reimbursement is possible.

Contact Person: 
Cathe Bell
Contact Person Email: 
bell.cathe@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Cathe Bell
Hours per Month: 
8

Winter Shelter Meal Chair

Work with Shelter Partner Stakeholders and QUUF in the care, operation, and development of the Winter Shelter and organize and schedule volunteers to serve meals and to work as monitors. 

Detailed Description: 
QUUF joins other local faith-based and secular organizations (the Community Outreach and Shelter Team(COAST), the American Legion, and OlyCAP) in hosting the Jefferson County Winter Shelter each year. The Shelter offers beds and bathing nightly as well as meals for those who are homeless, from November through March. QUUF covers all meal and monitoring for two weeks each winter: traditionally the week after Thanksgiving and the last week of January. You will facilitate communication among volunteers and member organizations, embody the philosophy of hospitality as outlined by COAST, and act as a leader within QUUF to ensure that all volunteer services are provided with respect and courtesy. Key Activities: 1. Serve as a member of the COAST Board of Directors with one vote. COAST monthly board meetings occur from 3-4 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. (1-3 hours/month) 2. Act as a representative between groups: the Coordinator is the direct communication link between COAST and QUUF, currently through the Social Justice Council. (2-4 hours/quarter) 3. Participate in community events on behalf of COAST such as the Jefferson County Fair, volunteer fairs, Veteran Stand-Up, etc. (2-10 hours/year) 4. Manages QUUF's efforts for 2 separate weeks during the season. QUUF is responsible for the Shelter, historically, during the week after Thanksgiving and the last week of January-beginning of February. a. Familiarize QUUF membership with need. Solicit their support and involvement. Advertise through personal statements and public displays (6 hours) b. Schedule volunteers able to fill all needs in meal prep/service and night monitor assistance (6 hours/season) b. Make sure all positions are filled (6-12 hours/season) c. Make sure are supplies and food are purchased or donated for the week's meals (15 hours/season) d. Assure that recycled materials are removed from the shelter (3 hours/season) 5. Supervise all QUUF volunteers a) Make sure that each food preparation and serving group has a supervisory member with a current Food Handler's Card from the Jefferson County Department of Health (schedule Food Handler's Training--6 hours/every two years, monitor certificates (2 hours/year) b) Familiarize kitchen helpers with the use of the kitchen equipment as well as location of kitchen items (4 hours/year) c) Familiarize kitchen helpers with Shelter practices regarding timing of meals, serving, clean-up, and reporting (4-12 hours/year) 6. Be supervised by by the on-site shelter supervisor. OlyCAP staff are available for support. Coordinators must defer to shelter staff in all matters of shelter operation and safety. (2+ weeks/year)
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

1. This makes the Shelter's operation possible. An average of 24-32 adults are served each night. Volunteers allow the Shelter to operate more safely by increasing the number of staff without increasing costs. 2. Working together to meet the needs of others helps foster community strength within faith-based and civic groups which comprise the COAST membership. 3. Volunteers experience satisfaction in helping shelter guests. Providing a warm meal, a bed, and shower for someone who both needs and appreciates it creates a connection at the most fundamental level.

Skills Needed: 

1. Work well with volunteers, guests, shelter staff, and fellow coordinators 2. Adjust quickly to changing and challenging situations. Problems arise over volunteer availability, guest population, food delivery, etc. 3. Detail oriented and organized. Along with scheduling, training, and working with all volunteers, the Coordinator responsibility is to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed fully and correctly 4. Tailor one's efforts to successfully achieve all aspects of the purpose and mission of the Shelter. This mission may differ to some extent from QUUF's and any individual's. 5. Advertising and communication

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

1. Participate in Shelter volunteer orientation and training 2. Food Handler's Certification 3. Training by staff and site supervisors on how to react immediately to difficult situations with guests 4. Well defined Shelter policies and practices deter guests from aggressive, inappropriate, and unsafe behaviors.

Contact Person: 
Sandy Tweed
Contact Person Email: 
sltweed@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Sandy Tweed
Date Filled: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Hours per Month: 
10

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