Audio Visual

enjoys working with various sound and visual equipment

Performance Services Team Member

Performance Services Team members provide audio/visual support for Sunday Services and also for other meetings and functions which occur in the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall.

Detailed Description: 
QUUF is a growing, dynamic, and diverse community that is a spiritual home for 600+ members and friends. In addition to our Sunday Services and ‘beyond’, we provide a venue for an amazing number and variety of activities for our members and friends, as well as the larger Jefferson County community. Many of these activities require audio/visual support. It is this committee which plans, implements and maintains the technology and training which enables us to provide for the varied audio/visual needs of the Fellowship. New members will be trained in the operation of our audio/visual systems for the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall. Membership on the committee includes those who enjoy being sound technicians, as well as those interested in keeping the audio/visual equipment and training up to date. Sound technicians are expected to sign up to be in the Sound Booth for at least one Sunday Service each month. The time required for training new members is variable, and depends upon the persons previous experience, if any, with PA system equipment such as Mixers, microphones, etc. Services are recorded using the GarageBand program on our Mac computer so some experience with the Apple computer is helpful, however not required.
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The recordings we make of the Sunday Services are the source of the pod casts of each Sunday that can be found on the QUUF website. These are a valuable resource for people unable to attend services. As a member of the team you have the opportunity to learn new technical skills, meet new people, and have the satisfaction of helping with the operation of the Fellowship in a meaningful way.

Skills Needed: 

Services are recorded using the GarageBand program on our Mac computer so some experience with the Apple computer is helpful, however not required.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training will be provided.

Contact Person: 
Philip Myers
Contact Person Email: 
pmyersster@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
4

Men's Retreat Planning Team Member

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

Detailed Description: 
Until 2016 the annual Men’s Retreat was patterned after the successful Women’s Retreat, held at the Camp David Lodge on Lake Crescent, Since 2016 the retreat has been held at Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center near Port Orchard. All meals are provided by the Conference Center, greatly simplifying the logistics. The Planning Team members will meet a few times over the summer/fall to decide on activities and divide up specific tasks that may arise. Total hours approximately 10.
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: 

No particular skills are needed for this planning group. Just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to help so that the planning responsibilities are shared. There are a variety of tasks such as audio visual, activity planning, setting up car pools, so there will be something for all skill sets. .

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Previous chairs and participants will happily provide all the assistance you need to be successful.

Contact Person: 
Nils Pedersen, Kate Lore
Contact Person Email: 
nilspedersen@q.com, katelore@quuf.org
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open

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

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

Common Read Coordinator of the Social Justice Council Steering Team

Lead the annual Social Justice Common Read program.

Detailed Description: 
Each year the UUA chooses a social justice book as a common read. A decision needs to be made – will we use the UUA book? Will we choose our own? The coordinator organizes this process and organizes any discussion groups as follow-up. The Coordinator begins this process in September or October when the UUA’s choice is announced and asks for volunteers to read this book. Coordinator orders books to share; some readers may purchase their own. Readers discuss with the Social Justice Council Steering team and decide on a book. Then a series of plans must be made: will the book discussion be an ALPS class? What format will be used to discuss the book? Who will organize, recruit, and facilitate the discussion? Estimated time per month is 3 hours per month during the service which will end after the book discussion in the spring.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The common read books are inspiring, and that benefits to both the coordinator and the congregation. The discussions are informational and are linked to UU principles. Being the coordinator is a way to make connections and build community.

 

Skills Needed: 

Coordinator should have good organizational skills and the ability to follow up and communicate.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Chairs will assist.

Contact Person: 
Diane Haas
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled