Membership, Connections, and Congregational Care

Includes Membership, Covenant Groups, Cares and Concerns, Nominating, Kitchen Care, Columbarium, Pathways to Service

Men's Retreat Chair

Coordinate the date, the site, and the activities of the annual fall Men’s Retreat.

Detailed Description: 
It is the task of the retreat chair to form an organizing committee to plan the annual retreat which is scheduled at Pilgrim Firs.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The purpose of the Men’s Retreat is to build stronger ties of fellowship than can be achieved in Sunday services alone or in family retreats. The weekend activities may lead to stronger friendships and quite often to moments of self-discovery. The congregation benefits from stronger and deeper members, so there are both communal and personal gains.

Skills Needed: 

The chair will need leadership, organizing, and diplomatic skills: the ability to deal with people in a sensitive and effective way.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Previous chairs and participants will work with incoming chair.

Contact Person: 
Nils Pedersen, Kate Lore
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
David Rymph
Date Filled: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

Home Repair and Maintenence Corps Member

Help members and friends of QUUf with various home repair needs.

Detailed Description: 
The HRMC is a non-professional but often highly talented group of volunteers who wish to be of assistance to members and friends of QUUF needing minor aid in various household tasks because of age, infirmities, or expense. As a member you will receive periodic email requests from the chair describing the repair project needed and time frame. Work is limited to tasks that do not require a city permit, such as wiring and plumbing. Members who are able to help then contact the chair. HRMC is always looking for a few good women and men.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

There is great personal satisfaction in helping others, but often the aid we offer is through an organization and the results are distant and unseen. Members of the HRMC not only see their work’s impact on others’ lives but find that they are helping old friends and making new ones. Often the recipients are older members of our congregation who have simple needs that can be frustrating to them but are within our skillset.

Skills Needed: 

The members of the HRMC need not be skilled, only willing, though it is often surprising (and gratifying) to discover the range of expertise we have in our group. Each time you receive an email you will evaluate whether this is a project within your skillset and whether you can do the work at the time requested.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

You will be drawing on your lifetime skills and interests in helping others. The chair will assist, as needed, when working on a specific project. .

Contact Person: 
David Covert
Contact Person Email: 
dcovert@u.washington.edu
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
2

Home Repair and Maintenence Corps Chair

Coordinates requests for help from members and friends of QUUF.

Detailed Description: 
The HRMC is a non-professional but often highly talented group of volunteers who wish to be of assistance to members and friends of QUUF needing minor aid in various household tasks because of age, infirmities, or expense. The chair must keep the congregation informed that such help is available but limited to work that does not require a city permit, such as wiring and plumbing. Most important, the chair must keep an active roster of volunteers and field requests for help.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

There is great personal satisfaction in helping others, but often the aid we offer is through an organization and the results are distant and unseen. Members of the HRMC not only see their work’s impact on others’ lives but find that they are helping old friends and making new ones. Often the recipients are older members of our congregation who have simple needs that can be frustrating to them but are within our skillset.

Skills Needed: 

The chair must be a good and empathetic listener to people needing help but reluctant to ask for it. Most important, the chair must determine what jobs the HRMC can and should do. The members of the HRMC need not be skilled, only willing, though it is often surprising (and gratifying) to discover the range of expertise we have in our group.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The present chair, David Rymph, who founded the HRMC, will train and advise his replacement.

Contact Person: 
David Covert
Contact Person Email: 
dcovert@u.washington.edu
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Nils Pedersen
Date Filled: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Order-of-service Folder

Complete a nice, simple job preparing the Order of Service in the warm atmosphere of the QUUF office.

Detailed Description: 
This opportunity involves folding the Order of Service and the occasional use paper cutter to cut inserts. This essential activity takes place Friday afternoons. The schedule is somewhat flexible, but usually runs from 12:30pm or 1pm until 1:30pm or 2pm. The service opportunity usually involves one hour of service, weekly. Time commitment is 5-6 hours per month depending on what needs to be folded, such as additional copies of order of service when holidays or special events come along.
Service Term: 
As needed
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

QUUF benefits from an essential service that reduces the workload of the Office Manager and frees her up for more technical duties.  The volunteer enjoys working on a weekly basis with fun and positive people in the QUUF office!

Skills Needed: 

Fold paper carefully and use paper cutter. Be dependable and reliable.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Office manager trains volunteers.

Contact Person: 
Office Manager
Contact Person Email: 
officemgr@quuf.org
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
5