Interpersonal Skills

works well with others

OWL Teacher

OWL (Our Whole Lives) Teachers work in a team to teach sexuality education classes- levels include K-1, 5-6, and 8-9 grades.

Detailed Description: 
OWL Teachers present sexuality education to children/youth as a team for a set number of weeks in a row. The K-1 class is eight sessions (one session a week), the 5-6 class is 10 sessions, and the 8-9 class is 26 sessions. OWL Teachers receive curriculum and guidance from the DFM, training from the UUA on how to present and approach the class, and then work together to implement the class. The goal of an OWL Teacher is to know your kids well, establish QUUF as a place one can be their authentic self, and to present and explore accurate, inclusive, non-judgmental sexuality education. The number of children in each class varies between about 10-18, depending on the year.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

OWL is the best sexuality education program out there, and we are fortunate to be able to educate our children on their bodies, on making healthy choices, and on being informed about sexuality. OWL Teachers provide a vital, needed service to our community and are rewarded with fun, enlightenment, and a deep dive into important topics. This role is a great position for those who are sincerely interested in young people and in expansive health education. Effective teachers are essential to building community, knowledge, and trust among our young people.

Skills Needed: 

Successful teachers enjoy children, are able to establish loving boundaries, and understand the focus is on providing accurate information to our young people and allowing them to make their own choices. Teachers must be flexible, good listeners, confidential, and willing to grow. Teachers must be willing to work through their own thoughts and feelings around sexuality before beginning the class, and being able to leave their personal opinions and experiences to the side while working through the materials with the class.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Teachers must read the QUUF Safety Policy, sign appropriate documents, agree to a background screening, and attend a weekend training on leading OWL.

Contact Person: 
Beau Ohlgren
Contact Person Email: 
dfm@quuf.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
3
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Hours per Month: 
10

Task forces for the interim

Governance taks force (3),  mission (5)

Detailed Description: 
These two task forces will work with our Interim leaders. The mission task force of five will come up with a draft statement of what QUUF is all about going forward. This work will probably be done in 6-12 months. The governance task force will work with three board members to plan for Changs in governance due to growth. This project will like last two years.
Service Term: 
6-12 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Get to be part of determining QUUF's future.   Give QUUF a solid footing going forward.

Skills Needed: 

Be thoughtful, care about QUUF and be willing and able to work in a small group thinking about the future.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Interim Team will clarify your mission.

Contact Person: 
coleen johnson
Contact Person Email: 
mimiptwa@man.xom
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
6

QUUF New Member Mentors

Become a mentor to our newest QUUF members. We are a large, active, quickly moving and growing fellowship and it is often overwhelming to new people. The purpose of the mentoring program is to make sure new members feel supported, included and warmly welcomed.

Detailed Description: 
QUUF New Member Mentor Program Job Description for Mentors MAIN PURPOSE 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 TIME COMMITMENT 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. RESPONSIBILITIES Initial Contact • 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: Sunday Mornings • 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. CONTACT PERSONS • Betty O’Bryan, Membership Committee Chair: bettyob3333@gmail.com • Alice Clive, QUUF Mentors Team Leader: foureyes22@outlook.com 10/08/18
Service Term: 
6-12 months
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.

Skills Needed: 

Willingness to reach out and connect with another person.
Hospitality
Interpersonal warmth
Sincere interest in getting to know others.
General knowledge of QUUF programs, activities and events.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Any assistance needed can be found by contacting Betty OBryan, Membership Chair or Alice Clive, Team Leader, QUUF Mentors

Contact Person: 
Betty OBryan or Alice Clive
Contact Person Email: 
bettyob3333@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Hours per Month: 
4

Sunday Coffee Hour Coordinator

The Coffee Hour Coordinator oversees volunteers and kitchen supplies to ensure and enjoyable coffee hour.

Detailed Description: 
The Coffee Hour Coordinator oversees coffee hour hosts, making sure that volunteers have signed up (through Sign Up Genius), so that coffee hours are covered or building a team of regular hosts. This person becomes familiar with the kitchen systems, which are all documented in folders stored in the kitchen. The Coordinator works with the Office Administrator to coordinate stocking and purchase of consumables such as coffee, tea, sweeteners, milk and cleaning materials. Other duties include finding launderers for linens and cleaning cloths.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The congregation benefits from this vital community-building activity projecting the warmth of hospitality of all comers.  The coordinator enjoys the community of coffee hosts and the pleasure of creating a warm and welcoming coffee hour.

Skills Needed: 

Being responsible, a good organizer and able to interact graciously with other people.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Kitchen Care Committee Chair will train in basic kitchen procedures.

Contact Person: 
Abigael Crecca
Contact Person Email: 
membership@quuf.org
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
3

Leader Habitat for Humanity action group

QUUF partners with Habitat for Humanity to help build affordable housing in east Jefferson county. This position acts as the liaison between QUUF and Habitat for Humanity and is part of the Social and Environmental Justice council..

Detailed Description: 
Represent QUUF on HFH's interfaith relations council which meets bimonthly for one hour. at the HFH office. Communicate with QUUF members regarding HFH's needs for volunteers, group builds, providing treats for workers, etc.. Work with HFH staff to plan and organize 1 or 2 QUUF or interfaith builds each year.
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Habitat for Humanity is an organization which is actively building affordable housing. Recipients participate in building their own and other's houses in order to build up "sweat equity." It is very rewarding to work alongside housing recipients, volunteers from other faith communities, and the HFH staff. QUUF has many people who enjoy working with other members and friends during special QUUF and/or interfaith builds. These builds also bring us closer as a community and help us to build connections with people from other faith communities. This job is not a time-consuming one, but can make a big difference by connecting QUUF members with other people working for affordable housing.

Skills Needed: 

Communication, interpersonal skills.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

I have held this position for many years and will be available to help the volunteer learn this job. Other members of the Interfaith Relations Council, who are liaisons in their own churches, are also sources of information and support. Other QUUF members who are active HFH volunteers are also a source of support.

Contact Person: 
Diane Bommer
Contact Person Email: 
dianebommer@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
1

Personnel Committee member

Participate in the committee that deals with issues of employment and supervision among the fellowship staff, the Board, and the congregation.

Detailed Description: 
The Personnel Committee meets monthly to address issues of • Personnel policies • Job descriptions for all staff positions • Staff hiring, supervision and performance evaluation • Participation in hiring teams • Compensation and benefits management for staff • Compensation and benefits program changes • Proposed budgets for all positions • Requests for new positions • Any conflicts among staff • Other personnel issues at the request of the Board, ministers, or other committees
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Personnel committee volunteers are active partners in the organization and functioning of the Fellowship. Volunteers have an opportunity to know new people, learn new skills and develop a better understanding of the mission and goals of QUUF and UU. Volunteers can assist in the selection of staff and providing support to assure their growth and success. The congregation benefits by providing a committee of Fellowship members to assist the Administrative Staff and the Board in areas of personnel and human resources. Without this committee the work would fall back onto the staff.

Skills Needed: 

Ability to keep personnel issues confidential and to act in the best interest of the Fellowship. An interest in and ability to track details and stick to timelines. Experience with one or more facets of human resources administration (such as job descriptions, hiring, supervision, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, conflict management, or budgeting). Some familiarity with federal labor relations law or UUA personnel guidelines is useful, but not required. Also useful are experience with spreadsheets, electronic documents, writing and editing.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The committee works as a team, with members responsible for specific areas of Personnel work. Each member works on the area(s) with which they are most comfortable or is trained by another member familiar with the work. No special safety training is required.

Contact Person: 
Brian Rogers
Contact Person Email: 
briandrogers@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
4
Availability: 
Position Open
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Jeanne Costello
Date Filled: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Hours per Month: 
3

Membership Committee Activities Coordinator

The Activities Coordinator works closely with the QUUF Staff Membership Coordinator to continue and/or initiate ways to enhance congregational life for our Members and Friends.

Detailed Description: 
This role includes organizing events and perhaps gathering volunteers (for example, other Membership Committee members) to join you with projects or events. Time commitment is unknown as this new and very needed position is in the development stage. The Membership Committee in general, and the Membership Coordinator in particular, are eager to stir interest and help new and current members connect and really feel they belong. Currently, we sponsor an annual all-congregation Picnic in August and also Friendship Dinners. Suggestions being discussed include having Mixers – social events for both new and longtime member and friends and a mentor program.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Congregational sense of community and belonging is enhanced by these activities.  The Activities Coordinator gets to know a lot of peope in a cordial atmosphere.  

Skills Needed: 

Event planning
Enthusiasm for connecting people
Works well with others
Flexible
Organized

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Membership chair will support Activities Coordinator

Contact Person: 
Betty O'Bryan
Contact Person Email: 
icbiadt3333@hotmail.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Alice Clive
Date Filled: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Hours per Month: 
4

Conversation Team Leader

Working with the Pathways to Service Coordinating Committee, support and facilitate a team of 15-18 “Conversationalists.”

Detailed Description: 
The purpose of this service opportunity is to ensure that the members of the Conversation Team are supported, trained and doing conversations according to the method developed by the Pathways to Service (PTS) Coordinating Committee. There is an on-going group of about 14 Conversationalists. The Team Leader recruits more Conversationalists as needed (the ideal number is about 18), trains them, and facilitates an every-other month 1.5 hour meeting. Facilitating the meeting includes creating the agenda, running the meeting, and coordinating with the PTS Coordinating Committee and staff to be sure that names are being assigned to Conversationalists. The Team Leader also does conversations. Finally, the Team Leader attends meetings of the PTS Coordinating Committee every other month and participates in decision making about the larger program.
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

This position is very rewarding because it provides the opportunity to hear about how all conversations are going and get first-hand knowledge of how the PTS program is reaching people and inviting them to engage and share their unique gifts. The conversations are the heart of the program and even those people who do not immediately engage in service are given the chance to be heard, feel welcomed, and make a connection with the larger congregation.

Skills Needed: 

The Conversation Team Leader should have strong organizational skills and the ability to facilitate groups. Facilitation skills include the ability to listen, move an agenda along, and make sure everyone is included. Organizational skills include ability to keep a roster up to date, plan meetings, manage paperwork, communicate with email, and work with the PTS database.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The out-going Conversation Team Leader will train the new Team Leader. In the past the Team Leader had a partner who was trained in counseling. This person was a resource for people who needed extra support with interpersonal skills or interview skills. Going forward, this resource will be found by the PTS Coordinating Committee if members of the Team need this.

Contact Person: 
Pam Clise
Contact Person Email: 
pamm@olympus.net
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Pam Clise
Date Filled: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Hours per Month: 
8

Membership Committee Orientation Coordinator

The Orientation Coordinator works closely with the QUUF staff Membership Coordinator in preparation of materials, making arrangements for and putting on “Belonging to QUUF” Orientations designed for potential new members.

Detailed Description: 
He/she enlists help as needed from other Membership Committee members with these tasks: gathering materials and putting together notebooks for participants, arranging for refreshments, hosting the events and assisting the Membership Coordinator with the New Member Sunday preparations such as making name badges. Orientations, 3 hours each, are held in November, February and May. Each features two identical sessions, one on a Wednesday evening, the other on the following Saturday. Time commitment includes: Attending regular committee meetings – 1 ½ hour per month A few hours the two weeks before each of 3 Orientation sets The events themselves, each 3 hours , plus another 1 hour for set up and clean up Two hours preparing for New Member Sunday
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

There are many personal rewards for those who help put on the Orientations. It is inspiring to hear stories from each of the participants and learn why they are interested in membership.  Because new comers are grateful for the experience, committee members experience renewed enthusiasm and full hearts.

Skills Needed: 

Organizing materials and people
Flexibility

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Membership chair and Membership Coordinator will give guidance and training.

Contact Person: 
Betty O'Bryan
Contact Person Email: 
bettyob3333@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Mary Tyburski
Date Filled: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Hours per Month: 
4

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