One-time

W.A.V.E. Food Drive Coordinator for QUUF

The W.A.V.E. Food Drive is a county wide project administered by the Jefferson County Ministerial Association. The QUUF Coordinator promotes and manages food collection at QUUF.

Detailed Description: 
In mid September the minister relays information from the Ministerial Association. The QUUF Coordinator publicizes the Food Drive in the Weekly Update and Sunday bulletin. He or she coordinates with the religious educator so families receive special notification. A collection spot is developed, usually in the breezeway between the RE Building and the Fellowship Hall. The QUUF Coordinator, stores food as it arrives all month. The last Monday in October the food and checks are delivered to the Food Bank warehouse.
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

It is wonderful to be a part of an Inter-faith project. QUUF is known as a generous congregation, and that is a good feeling.
It isn't a big job, and it is a simple one, with the concrete results of feeding people in our community.

Skills Needed: 

Organizational skills, moderately strong back or willingness to recruit, presence in PT for October, small about of writing required.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

For the past 25 years Kathy Stevenson, our religious educator has been the coordinator. She will happily train and support the new person. There is the physical need to lift bags and boxes of food, so some strength is needed.

Contact Person: 
Beau Olhgren
Contact Person Email: 
dreoffice@quuf.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Hours per Month: 
8

Giving Tree Coordinator

Giving Tree Coordinator manages this short-term project which provides gifts for special needs children.

Detailed Description: 
Giving Tree project is QUUF’S participation in the Wyatt Project, which provides Christmas gifts to special needs children in Jefferson and Clallam counties. The Project is guided by two people who work together to coordinate the program. The Giving Tree Coordinator is responsible for creating a Giving Tree in the Fellowship Hall, with gift tags to hang on the tree for each child. She or he places a table by the tree for volunteers to explain the project and collect money from those who prefer to donate rather than buy a gift. The position also entails fiinding folks to staff the table before and after both services for approximately 4-5 Sundays prior to Christmas, placing notices in the Weekly Updates, and maintaining contact with Jenelle DeMatteo, the founder and overall coordinator of the Wyatt Project.
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

This is a wonderful, heartening opportunity to help children with special needs.  Those who benefit most, of course, are all the kids!

Skills Needed: 

An effective coordinator will be well-organized and enjoy working with people.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Help is always available from folks who have done this before. Office staff is very supportive.

Contact Person: 
Marcia Coleman
Contact Person Email: 
mcoleman@mcn.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Marcia Coleman
Date Filled: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Hours per Month: 
4

Pledge Campaign- Fellowship Dinner Coordinator

Have fun organizing the annual potluck Fellowship Dinner that kicks off the annual Stewardship Pledge Campaign.

Detailed Description: 
This short term commitment begins in late January when approximately 22 table hosts are recruited. An email is sent to all of the hosts from the previous year many agree to host again. In additional an email is sent to all who have indicated an interest in hosting and additional hosts are recruited during coffee hour. In early February the coordinator sends an email to all hosts explaining their roles and asking for table theme/menu information. Sign up sheets are prepared by the coordinator and available for 3 Sundays in February. Usually the coordinator is at the sign up tables during this time to explain/answer questions. As tables fill the coordinator gets the guest list to the hosts. A second group email is sent the week before the event to all hosts. The coordinator also recruits people to make the coffee and bring it to the Fairgrounds, people to bring cups and glassware, and recruit people to help with clean up. A table chart is prepared to facilitate Christopher's table set up on Friday evening. On the morning of the dinner the Coordinator opens the Fairgrounds and usually stays most of the day as hosts arrive to set their tables. The coordinator is the last person to leave, locking up on the way out. Email thanks to the hosts is nice. All activity for this role is done between late January and is completed by the first week of March.
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

It is a great chance to get to know new people in the congregation through the process of host recruitment and then encouraging sign ups for the dinner itself. It is fun for anyone who enjoys socializing, lets you practice your organizing skills, and achieves tangible results. The congregation is EXTREMELY grateful for taking on this role and it is great knowing you are helping with an important part of the Pledge Campaign. The Fellowship dinner itself is a fun, community building event and a good kick-off for the Pledge Campaign.

Skills Needed: 

Organizational skills, communication skills including some email facility like creating a group contact list to make it easy. Being willing to ask volunteers to host.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Kendra Golden, coordinator for the last two years will be delighted to work with you to get up to speed. She will provide copies of all emails, etc. that she has used.

Contact Person: 
Kendra Golden
Contact Person Email: 
jimandkendra@olympus.net
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Inactive
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Kendra Golden and jo Anne heron
Date Filled: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Pledge Campaign Event Coordinator

Develop the skit to communicate the pledge message at the March Fellowship Dinner.

Detailed Description: 
Creates and/or finds skit Recruits players and musicians, organizing the rehearsals Gathers props/ scenery Presents at pledge event (early March)
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The skit entertainment provides the much needed levity during the financial campaign. 
Creating the skit is an opportunity for fun, creativity, and developing personal friendships

Skills Needed: 

An engaging mind Ability to recruit and rehearse for the event

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Previous skits/ music can serves as guidelines. The Pledge campaign committee generally coming up with annual theme that provides direction.

Contact Person: 
Marilyn Mitchell, Sherry Modrow
Contact Person Email: 
mmitchell@cablespeed.com, smodrow@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
5

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

Rummage Sale Volunteer

Sign up and help make the annual Rummage Sale, held in September, successful. Help sort, price, work the day of the sale, help box up after, many jobs availalbe.

Detailed Description: 
The office puts out a signup sheet a few weeks before the sale. As a rummage sale volunteer just sign up on the signup form for as many or few hours that you can spare. The crew will help you find a place and welcome your help in unpacking and pricing and arranging the treasures. There are always a lot of good laughs during the course of the day. The sale is held the weekend after the Wooden Boat Festival and help is needed starting on the Wednesday before and continuing through the completion of the sale.
Service Term: 
As needed
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Benefits can be a fun loving sense of comradery working together on this project, it is a community building activity and also raises valuable funds for the fellowship.

Skills Needed: 

A good sense of humor and fun when unwrapping the treasures and setting up the sale, putting price stickers on and placing on tables.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

So many helpers have done it for years and they will help out in any way they can. The chair will give hands on guidance to new volunteers (who will be considered seasoned volunteers after the first hour!)

Contact Person: 
Nils Pedersen, Kate Lore
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open