QUUF New Member Mentor Program
Job Description for Mentors
We are a large, active, growing and changing fellowship and that can be overwhelming to a new person as they first enter our community. The purpose of a QUUF New Member Mentor's purpose is to ease the way for our newest members towards active participation and a feeling of belonging.
Support New Members to:
• Find ways to become involved in QUUF
• Get to know others and form meaningful relationships
• Become familiar with QUUF and the way we do things
Mentors should be prepared to accompany/support their newcomer(s) through their first six months to a year. Understandably, your guidance will be needed more frequently during the first few critical weeks or months; and less so as time progresses.
• Make a phone call –announce that you are their New Member Mentor.
• Briefly explain your role.
• Arrange to get together -- at church or over coffee, etc. Begin to get to know them.
Beyond the initial contact phase, here are some suggestions and ideas:
• Meet and greet them on Sunday mornings; perhaps sit with them.
• Invite them to Coffee Hour and introduce them to others.
Ways to Become Involved
• Invite them to become involved in a one-time event, such as a Friendship Supper, the Book Sale, Picnic, a Pancake Breakfast, or attending a “Meaningful Films” evening. Perhaps you could invite them to assist you in your own involvements, such as sitting-in during a meeting, helping in the kitchen, etc.
• Listen for things that appeal to their special interests and talents!
Meet Others and Form Meaningful Relationships
• Accompany them to the Three-Month Check and Connect Potluck, which acts as a follow-up to their initial Orientation Session.
• Invite them to upcoming church activities, special events, etc.
• Invite them to dinner; ask other QUUF members to join you!
• Encourage them to sign up for an ALPS offering (Do they need help with Sign-Up Genius?)
Become Familiar with Major Activities and the Way We Do Things
• Introduce them to Staff persons, Board members, Committee chairs, Special Event chairs, etc.
• Encourage them to attend congregational meetings, such as the Annual Meeting and the Annual Stewardship Dinner.
• Betty O’Bryan, Membership Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Alice Clive, QUUF Mentors Team Leader: email@example.com
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation:
Support New Members in:
• Finding ways to become involved at QUUF
• Getting to know others and form meaningful relationships
• Becoming familiar with QUUF & the way things work around here!
Benefits of Serving as a Mentor:
• Enjoy the satisfaction of extending a personal, caring and genuine welcome to our newest members.
• Get to know interesting and unique individuals as they join our Fellowship.
Share the joy of being part of our QUUF family.
Training, assistance, and safety requirements:
Any assistance needed can be found by contacting Betty OBryan, Membership Chair or Alice Clive, Team Leader, QUUF Mentors
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