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QUUF Usher Coordinator

Working with around 30 usher volunteers to coordinate their service on Sunday mornings for both services and for special occasions. Participating in the Sunday Services Team with the minister.

Detailed Description: 
After three years at the helm of a three month commitment to coordinate ushers, it's time for me to step aside and let someone else lead. So, what are the tasks and the time needed? For most of the administrative items I have templates in the computer to share and will provide training. > Coordinate Sunday Ushers - I usually go by the season or a three month spread, asking folks to sign up then following up on a monthly basis for unfilled positions. Occasionally there is a special request or someone needs to drop out. (2 hours/month) > Thanks to Ushers each Sunday - This keeps me in touch and often I receive valuable feedback. And besides, you deserve it. (2 hours/month) > Usher Service - To stay current on what is going on with usher tasks, I typically commit to four Sundays a year, but avoid substituting except for in emergencies. (2 hours/Sunday) > Usher Training Sessions - I usually hold two training sessions in the fall and again two sessions after the new year for new ushers and to refresh existing ushers. Besides usher tasks for each service, this includes safety and a discussion of dealing with surprises among those attending Sunday services. (1 1/2 hours per training session) > Reviewing and Updating Guidance - Things change occasionally in the service order or in requests from the minister or Board. This would include the 15 Point check list. Sunday Services Team - This involves meeting with team members and the minister to review Sunday operations and commitments. (2 hours per month?)
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Being an usher is a service position essential to the ongoing work of the Fellowship. There is an expected example and decor as one who represents the public face on Sunday. The coordinator has an opportunity to quickly know and appreciate dedicated volunteers who are also involved in other church activities. The coordinator also becomes known, knows others, and has an opportunity to experience and have a voice in Fellowship activities.

Skills Needed: 

Listening to others and encouraging participation
Training
Actively watching sign ups
Administrative

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Brief mentoring and introductions; standard formats established

Contact Person: 
Rob Wamstad
Contact Person Email: 
amstad.pt@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Open
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Rob Wamstad
Hours per Month: 
15

Sunday Greeter Manager

The Sunday Greeter Manager schedules Greeters for each Sunday service, year round.  The Sunday Greeter Manager is a member of the Membership Committee.

Detailed Description: 
The Sunday Greeter Manager is responsible for seeing that Greeters have volunteered by signing up on the Sunday Sign-up Genius specifically dedicated to this purpose. We need two Greeters at each service. The Manager regularly, at least once a week, checks for signups. If there are holes in the schedule, the Manager, using a Greeter Pool list, uses email and/or telephone to fill the need. The Manager sends email reminder notes each week to Greeters for the coming Sunday. Each Monday this team leader provides the QUUF office with names of Greeters for the next Sunday. In addition to this very regular task, the Greeter Manager also occasionally provides training for potential greeters. This year-long task is accomplished by computer and/or telephone. If the Greeter Manager is unavoidably unable to meet the responsibility, the Membership Chair, the Membership Coordinator or a substitute designated by the Manager will fill in as needed. Time commitment includes attending the regular monthly meeting of the Membership Committee – 11/2 hours -- and one to two hours a month (15-30 minutes per week) for scheduling, with some additional time periodically for training and recruitment.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The Greeters create a warm and inviting environment and make newcomings feel welcome.  Greeters benefit from the human interaction and knowing that they have reached out to others, who may be feeling excluded.  The Welcoming Team Leader makes this happen

Skills Needed: 

Sunday Greeter Manager needs to be organized, capable and willing to tend to the demands of this task year-long, competent with Sign-up Genius ,and comfortable assisting others in how to use it.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Former Welcoming Team Leader will train.

Contact Person: 
Betty O'Bryan
Contact Person Email: 
bettob3333@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
4

Adult Learning Program Presentation Management

Two people can either work in tandem or one half year each to support instructors presenting QUUF Adult Learning Program (ALPS) courses.

Detailed Description: 
Volunteers will be the 'go-to' for contact and questions by ALPS course presenters. * Examples of tasks include ensuring presenter's scheduling and physical space questions are answered, confirming electronic equipment needs are understood and tracking class space opening and closing. * Maintain email contact with presenters regarding issues such as calendaring, brochure schedule and enrollment. * New instructor orientation * Trouble shoot instructor requests, as needed *Attend monthly ALPS Committee meetings
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

ALPS courses are a free and vital part of the Fellowship. Volunteers stewarding these courses are part of a dynamic, uplifting undertaking serving QUUF and the larger community. Working closely with course presenters, the Presentation Management volunteers have the opportunity for greater insight into both course content and the experts leading courses. In addition, joining the ALPS Committee deepens connections to the Fellowship and its members.

Skills Needed: 

Ability to organize and convey information, Interpersonal communication, Problem solving, Basic computer skills

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

ALPS committee members will train and trouble shoot with volunteers, and encourage them to expand and continue to creatively improve this aspect of the ALPS program.

Contact Person: 
Paul Loubere
Contact Person Email: 
seaberelou@yahoo.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
10

Administrative Advisory and IT (Information Technology) Committee Chair

If you enjoy problem solving, strategic thinking, and working behind the scenes with our wonderful staff, this is the place for you.  You do not need to be a tech genius, but you do need to be interested in information technology and how to use it to support the smooth running of the fellowship.  Working closely with the Congregational Administrator, the Admin/IT Committee chair oversees and coordinates a team of skilled volunteers who look after office technology, functioning and best practices

Detailed Description: 
The Admin/IT Committee Chair is the organizing force behind the committee, which does the following: It advises and works with the Congregational Administrator to organize documents and retain records and update administrative policies. It makes decisions about IT (computers, software, office machines, etc) updates, purchases and repair.) It maintains the fellowship’s website and Wi-Fi network. It oversees office policies and best practices and takes on projects to support and improve the general office functioning. While the Admin/IT Committee interacts with the Audio Visual folks, it is not in charge of the AV functioning of the Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The Admin/IT chair and committee enjoys a warm relationship with office staff and the opportunity for developing relationships with staff, members and friends.  Working at the hub of the Fellowship, you come to understand how the Fellowship works and to connect deeply with QUUF.  This is also an opportunity to deepen your own knowledge and use your creativity and organizational skills

The Admin/IT committee provides vital, high function systems and technological infrastructure that support the Mission and Key Programs of the Fellowship.  It oversees and maintains systems and tools that bring greater productivity and effectiveness to many others in the organization.  Without this committee we would not have a redesigned website, a dependable Wi-Fi network, or highly-functional office IT system.

Skills Needed: 

Organization, collaboration and positive encouragement of a team. Sense of humor.  Good decision making, process guidance and respect for diversity and others’ ideas and skills.  Working knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel and Access would be a plus.  Experience with IT systems, although nice, is not required.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Hands on, one on one orientation and coaching, as desired.  Accumulated library of technical documentation; selected tutorials; Walkthrough of QUUF/Admin/Technology planning documents (strategic and tactical) and recent annual reports.

Contact Person: 
Pat Rodgers
Contact Person Email: 
pat.rodgers@sbcglobal.net
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
8

Safety and Risk Management Committee, Member

Members help evaluate the conditions of buildings and facilities, and personal interaction in order to assure that QUUF is as safe and risk-free place as possible for the congregation of members, friends, and visitors. We worry for everyone else.

Detailed Description: 
QUUF exists for the spiritual, religious, emotional and social opportunities for its members and friends. Physical and emotional safety is integral to meeting those needs. Assurance that a person will be as free from harm as possible contributes to a sense of well-being and security. This Committee, while acknowledging that we can’t prevent all accidents or minimize all interpersonal conflicts or make accessibility perfect for all, shows our compassion for fellow congregants by developing and implementing our safety policy that deals with high severity low frequency situations. The responsibility of the SRMC is to develop a safety and risk management policy, keep it current, and implement it. Safety and Risk Committee members develop policies, procedures and actions. They conduct inspections and coordinate with other committees and staff to correct problems or implement steps to prevent unpleasant and potentially dangerous conditions and situations. Primary Activities: Conduct annual room by room safety review to identify any physical safety hazards. Work with the Sexton to ensure they are corrected. Hold an annual evacuation drill of the building. Conduct Risk Survey regularly. Regularly review and update the safety and risk policy. Meetings are generally held monthly with a two hour total commitment per month. In addition, reading, researching and compiling information or data between meetings is required for preparation for the meetings. For more information and details of safety policies, principles and checklist topics, see the QUUF Operations Manual, Adopted 1998, Revised May 2008, Revised and Updated July 2016, pages 56, 68, 80 and those pages following.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The SRMC members contribute to the spiritual and community experiences of fellowship members and visitors by allaying anxiety and concerns about risk of physical and emotional injury.  They benefit by interacting and forming friendships with other like-minded people and from knowing they are supporting a vital role, of which few who come to
QUUF are aware.

Skills Needed: 

Willingness to express information, knowledge, thoughts, and opinions in collaboration with others. Some knowledge of safety issues would be helpful.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The committee will share knowledge, history, and skills to orient new members.

Contact Person: 
Bruce Laurie
Contact Person Email: 
bruce_laurie1@msn.com
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
3

Safety and Risk Management Committee, Chairperson

Lead the Committee that worries for everyone else, evaluating the conditions of buildings and facilities and personal interactions in order to assure that QUUF is as safe and risk-free as possible  

Detailed Description: 
QUUF exists for the spiritual, religious, emotional and social opportunities for its members and friends. Physical and emotional safety is integral to meeting those needs. Assurance that a person will be as free from harm as possible contributes to a sense of well-being and security. This Committee, while acknowledging that we can’t prevent all accidents or minimize all interpersonal conflicts or make accessibility perfect for all, shows our compassion for fellow congregants by developing and implementing our safety policy that deals with high severity low frequency situations. The chairperson works with the Director of Family Ministry, Fellowship Sexton, other Staff, Buildings and Grounds and other committee chairs as appropriate to identify Safety and Risk Management issues. The responsibility of the SRMC is to develop a safety policy, keep it current, and implement it. Safety and Risk Committee members develop policies, procedures and actions. They conduct inspections and coordinate with other committees and staff to correct problems or implement steps to prevent unpleasant and potentially dangerous conditions and situations. Primary Activities: Conduct annual room by room safety review to identify any physical safety hazards and work with the Sexton to ensure they are corrected, hold an annual evacuation drill of the building, regularly conduct a Risk Survey and update our safety and risk policies.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

All of the SRMC members contribute to the spiritual and community experiences of fellowship members and visitors by allaying anxiety and concerns about risk of physical and emotional injury.  The chairperson benefits from collaboration with other committees and the leadership.  He or she learns interesting and useful information about the operation of the fellowship that may not be obvious to the general membership.

Skills Needed: 

Willingness to express information, knowledge, thoughts, and opinions in collaboration with others. Some knowledge of safety and risk issues associated with the fellowship facility and the needs of a diverse congregation is helpful.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The committee will share knowledge, history, and skills to orient new members.

Contact Person: 
Bruce Laurie
Contact Person Email: 
bruce_laurie1@msn.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
10

Pathways to Service Conversationalist

Join the Pathways to Service Conversation Team and have interesting, enjoyable one-on-one conversations with members of the congregation. 

Detailed Description: 
A Pathways to Service conversation is an opportunity for you to explore with individuals, the spiritual path that brings people to QUUF, what kinds of service have been meaningful to them in the past, and how they might find a role at QUUF that is rewarding and feeds their passions. Team members are asked to meet with two members per month (for about one hour each) and make a written record of that conversation. You will work from a list of people who are interested in having a conversation or who have been identified as members who might benefit from this program. The information gleaned form these conversations will help the Pathways team leaders offer suggestions for opportunities to serve. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve in an individual capacity on your own schedule. You will be helping the Pathways program reach a goal of having conversations with all of our members over a two year time span.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Meet new interesting people and learn their stories,  help them understand more about QUUF. The congregation will benefit from your willingness to serve, help us compile good information in a way that can be used to make good matches between members' passions and ways to serve and lead.

Skills Needed: 

Interpersonal skills,especially ability to be a good listener are important. Ability to write a summary of the conversation for the Pathways team. Must be affiliated with QUUF (be a member or a friend).

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The Pathways team will train you (about 2 hours) give you the materials you need, and always be just a phone call or email away from providing any assistance.

Contact Person: 
Pam Clise
Contact Person Email: 
pamm@olympus.net
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
6

Green Sanctuary Committee Member

The Green Sanctuary Committee informs and educates the congregation about sustainability and the care of our environment through presentations as part of the formal service, and multiple programs and activities throughout the year. 

Detailed Description: 
The purpose of the Green Sanctuary Committee is to encourage the congregation to learn about and take action to promote sustainability and care of our local to global environment through increased consciousness, lifestyle changes, community education and involvement in environmental issues at the personal, congregational, UU, local, state and federal levels. QUUF became certified as a Green Sanctuary by UU Ministry For Earth in 2009 after completing a 2- year process of educational programs, energy audits, activism and other ongoing commitments to support our 7th UU Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part”. Our current Green Sanctuary Committee theme is Global Warming, Climate Justice and the Salish Sea, and we embrace all efforts that promote a just and sustainable community. The committee works closely with the Social Justice Council Examples of regular activities include: 1) Earth Day, celebrated with service events and musical or film programs and selection of an EcoHero from the congregation or community for recognition and an award. 2) A Harvest Festival hosted with our Religious Ed. Committee early every fall with cider pressing and squash car races, games, and a potluck dinner. 3) Other events, such as music, art in the foyer, invited talks are organized as well. Committee members tasks involve preparation for events - distributing announcements in town and to local newspaper, designing and distributing posters, selling tickets in QUUF lobby, arranging the lobby, friendship hall, sanctuary, some food layout. Tasks at the Harvest Festival include helping with car construction, judging the car races with a sharp eye, overseeing safety and sanitation at the apple pressing, testing the vintage. The committee generally meets monthly, 1.5 hours, during the church year. There are programs and events that can involve committee members for another 3 or more hours per event. The committee is open to new ideas or initiatives brought by new members and frequently supports local environmental programs initiated by other local groups, like movies, marches, letter writing campaigns, legislative outreach, and more. The committee consists of a chairperson appointed by the board as well as QUUF Members and friends and others who chose to participate. More information can be found in the Operations Manual of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, adopted 1998, Revised May 2008, Revised and Updated July 2016, under the headings Green Sanctuary Statement and Green Sanctuary Committee.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The committee member is introduced to a wide variety of environmental and sustainability issues through the committee meetings and activities of the committee.   The member has the opportunity to inform and involve members of the congregation in these social and educational events at a personal level and/or through community action.   These activities expand the horizons of the member beyond the usual levels of exposure to environmental issues.

Skills Needed: 

No special skills needed other than a passion for the environment.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The committee chair, long standing committee members and QUUF liaison members provide a rich resource for volunteers to carry the activities of the GS committee.

Contact Person: 
Peg Hunter, Patrick Johnson
Contact Person Email: 
spiritbearpeg@gmail.com, patrickjohnson01@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
4

Designated Offerings Committee Member

Help to recognize and select local charitable nonprofits as recipients of a Designated Offering.

Detailed Description: 
The Designated Offerings Committee usually meets twice a year for approximately 1½ hours each. At the first meeting, held before the Church year begins, the committee members select and schedule (in accordance with the dates assigned by the administration) 16 nonprofit organizations to receive QUUF funds from Designated Offerings for that year. (These offerings are in addition to the monthly Food Bank collection.) The Committee comes together for a second meeting a few months later, at which time they update the list and make any necessary changes. Depending on the number of Committee members, each member serves as liaison to three to five organizations. Committee members volunteer to serve as liaisons to the recipients. The liaisons’ responsibilities are to contact the recipients; write a brief description of the organization for publication in the Weekly Update and the Order of Service; and arrange to meet their representative at the Sunday service. To facilitate the process, the liaisons report to the Chair on their contacts with the organizations and their responses. Other than the two meetings and greeting the recipient representative on the designated Sunday, the Committee members work independently.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Serving on the Designated Offering Committee is truly inspirational and a wonderful opportunity to connect with the larger community and to become familiar with the accomplishments of the local charitable service organizations and the dedicated individuals serving them.  Committee members thereby become more familiar with Port Townsend and the surrounding community and the needs of its people.

The congregation benefits by becoming more knowledgeable about these community organizations, their needs and what they do.  By donating to the various recipients, QUUF members can feel they are making a difference in the world by enabling the nonprofits to continue their work and enrich our community and ultimately the world.

Skills Needed: 

Committee members must be organized, responsible, capable of working independently, able to contact and communicate with people they do not know and willing to follow through on their assignments.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

No special training is necessary. Committee members are given enough information to enable them to carry out their responsibilities, and assistance is provided by the Chair if needed.

Contact Person: 
Kyanne Andersen
Contact Person Email: 
kyanne.andersen@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Designated Offerings Chair

Lead this vital committee who purpose is to select local charitable nonprofits as Designated Offering recipients.

Detailed Description: 
The Chair of the Designated Offerings Committee schedules and conducts the committee meetings, provides the members with the necessary information upon which to base their choices of recipients, provides directions for performing their assignments, provides backup or rescheduling if needed, and oversees the assignments during the year to ensure that all tasks are carried out in a timely manner. In addition, the Chair is required to file several reports with the Board or other agencies and is encouraged to attend various meetings, such as the Leadership Council. Time is required at the beginning of the year to provide committee members with the information they need and to set up the meeting. There are two meetings per year of 1 ½ hours each. In addition, the Chair also serves as liaison to several recipients which requires several hours each time. The Chair is also responsible in an emergency for covering an assignment which can’t be fulfilled, or arranging for someone else to do so.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Serving as Designated Offering Committee Chair provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with the larger community and to become familiar with the accomplishments of the local charitable service organizations and the dedicated individuals serving them.  It also serves to deepen connections with and appreciation for the committee members and their service to QUUF.

The congregation benefits by becoming more knowledgeable about these community organizations, their needs and what they do.  By donating to the various recipients, Fellowship members can feel they are making a difference in the world by enabling the nonprofits to continue their work and enrich our community and ultimately the world.

Skills Needed: 

The Committee Chair needs to have good organizational skills, be an effective leader and be able to direct and supervise others in carrying out the mission of the committee.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Information from previous years will be provided and the new Chair will be given whatever assistance is requested and needed by the outgoing Chair.

Contact Person: 
Kyanne Andersen
Contact Person Email: 
kyanne.andersen@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Friday, June 30, 2017