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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

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

Music Program Committee Chair

The Music Program Committee supports the development and maintenance of an excellent and vibrant music program at QUUF. The Music Program Committee works closely with the choir director to support the music program of the Fellowship. The committee helps to schedule pianists, soloists and instrumentalists for the year, fostering music as part of our worship services. The chairperson guides the committee in its deliberations and decisions. 

Detailed Description: 
Music Program Committee Chair facilitates monthly committee meetings, sets agenda, and notifies committee members of up-coming meetings and special musical events. The chair prepares an annual budget and provides advice for the choir director’s annual review. The Music Program Committee may also organize special concerts or other musical events. Other duties include attending the Leadership Assembly’s quarterly meetings and preparing the annual report of the committee's activities during the preceding year. Time required varies, but the best estimate is 6-8 hours a month.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Music is a favorite part of the Sunday Service, one that has the power to touch people deeply in a way that words cannot. Out music program enriches the life of the Fellowship and provides an opportunity for people who are moved tom sing and/or play an instrument to offer these gifts. A chairperson who loves music will find this opportunity deeply fulfilling. In addition, Music Program Chair enjoys the fellowship of working closely with the minister, the choir director, and musicians. As with any leadership position, chairing this committee brings the reward of collegial relations with other leaders and a deeper understanding of the Fellowship.

Skills Needed: 

The chair should be able to lead a discussion; have organizational skills; be good at interpersonal relation able to delegate.  Please note: While a love of music may make the position more compelling, it is not a requirement.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

No special training needed.

Contact Person: 
Lynn Wilson
Contact Person Email: 
lwilson@seatrustinstitute.org
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Inactive
Hours per Month: 
6

Music Program Committee Member

The Music Program Committee supports the development and maintenance of an excellent and vibrant music program at QUUF. This committee works closely with the ministers and the choir director to support the music program of the Fellowship, fostering music as part of our worship services.

Detailed Description: 
* The committee meets for one and one-half hours per month. * Plans music for scheduled absences of the choir director and oversees implementation of the mutual plan. * Oversees the music program library and inventory. Pulls music from the files for practices and performances and refiles music after use. * Works for compliance with the copyright laws. * Plans, manages and publicizes special musical events. * Develops an annual budget for the Music Program. * Schedules pianists, soloists and instrumentalists for the summer worship services. * Assures period maintenance and tuning of the Fellowship's pianos. * Provides advice regarding the annual performance review of the music staff. * Prepares an end-of-the-year report for the Board and he annual congregational meeting.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Music is a favorite part of the Sunday worship service, one that has the power to touch people deeply in a way that words cannot. Our music program enriches the life of the Fellowship and provides an opportunity for peop0le who are moved to sing and play an instrument to offer these gifts. A person who loves will music will find this opportunity deeply fulfilling Serving on this committee will bring the reward of collegial relations with others and a deeper understanding of the Fellowship. Musical skills are not required.

Skills Needed: 

* Interpersonaql skills
* Organizational skills
* Working with adults
* Teamwork

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

None

Contact Person: 
Lynn Wilson
Contact Person Email: 
lwilson@seatrustinstitute.org
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
6

Sunday Morning Greeter

While the Sunday Morning Greeters’ main purpose is to make our Visitors feel both welcome and comfortable, their presence in the foyer before services also enhances a general sense of welcome among all Members and Friends.

Detailed Description: 
Greeters arrive a half-hour before the service to be ready to greet. Greeters work in pairs and generally stay "on duty" about 20 minutes after the service. Newbies are always paired with an experienced greeter. All greeters choose the dates they want to greet and at which service. You may have a regular schedule such as once a month or choose to greet more or less often. Substitutes are also needed.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Being a Greeter is a great way to serve QUUF. You give a little time yet provide an important service and benefit by getting better acquainted with members and friends. Stationed in the foyer before services, greeters have a welcoming presence and often help by answering questions, directing people here and there, etc. (No greeter is expected to have all the answers!) Experienced greeters can attest that we learn lots while engaging with visitors.

Skills Needed: 

Greeters enjoy people, are good listeners, arrive on time, and are comfortable enough with themselves that the occasional not being able to help someone doesn't cause you discomfort. The foyer is a busy place and there is always someone who can help a greeter when needed.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

New greeters have an individual training session with an experienced greeter that includes a discussion about specific tasks greeter and a walk through the routine for a Sunday morning. New greeters are matched with experienced greeters for their first several experiences on the job. Each greeter gets a copy of the Greeter Actitivites instructions.

Contact Person: 
Betty O'Bryan
Contact Person Email: 
judoit@comcast.net
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hours per Month: 
2

Pathways to Service Team Leaders

The purpose of Pathways to Service is to foster a culture of service that allows all of us to grow spiritually, enhance our relationships with others, and pursue our passions. Pathway's Team Leaders oversee the program, which includes making sure accurate service opportunities are posted and/or updated in our data base; maintaining a team of conversationalists who converse with two members of the congregation each month; entering conversation results when needed, and holding monthly matching meetings to find roles where members may engage more deeply with QUUF.

 

Detailed Description: 
Two Team Leaders share the tasks, which include making sure the conversation team is humming along, updating the data base, facilitating the matching meetings, communicating with the Board, staff and other leaders, making and submitting budget, and setting annual goals.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The joy of working with smart, funny, creative, committed people; the satisfaction of running an upbeat program that helps new and old members deepen their engagement with the congregation. The congregation will enjoys the benefits of a broader commitment, new leadership, and vitality.

Skills Needed: 

Be well-organized, enthusiastic, energetic, and interested in vitality of the congregation and able to provide leadership. The leaders work with a custom made data base that is user friendly but requires some computer skills.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Current team leaders will train new team leaders.  In addition, the membership coordinator dedicates 20 hours a month to supporting the program and is familiar with the data base.

Contact Person: 
Carolyn Latteier or Kendra Golden
Contact Person Email: 
clatteier@gmal.com or jimandkendra@olympus.net
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Filled
Hours per Month: 
8

Committee on Shared Ministry Member

Members provide advice and counsel to our ministers and, when requested by the Board of Trustees or deemed appropriate by the committee itself, give advice to the Board on how to better serve the spiritual health of the congregation as it strives to fulfill its mission.

Detailed Description: 
Appointments to the committee must be members of QUUF, and are recommended to the Board by the COSM Chair and the Ministers. The committee (which consists of a maximum of six people, not including the Ministers) meets one weekday a month with the Ministers, and after church one Sunday a month without them. Committee members listen and provide assistance and perspective to the Ministers; pay attention to the many facets of the fellowship and recommend or take actions to support and encourage shared ministry; facilitate communication and conflict resolution among the congregation, the Board, and the Ministers (especially during crises, transitions, or emergencies); and, as requested by the Board, conduct congregational assessments and provide feedback regarding Minsters' performance.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Serve with other committed QUUF members for the benefit of the congregation. Make new friends and deepen your connection with our ministers. Learn and support the ministries of the Fellowship

Skills Needed: 

Excellent listener; experienced in some other aspects of fellowship operation and life; able to discuss issues of importance thoughtfully, respectfully, and confidentially; committed to our mission: "to love, to share, to serve."

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

None

Contact Person: 
Nils Pedersen and Kate Lore
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
5
Availability: 
Inactive
Date Filled: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Hours per Month: 
6

Coffee Hour Host

The coffee hour host creates a welcoming and community-building opportunity by setting up, laying out, and cleaning up coffee and tea before and after Sunday morning servces at the Fellowship.

Detailed Description: 
Arrive approximately 30 minutes before the service and start the Bunn coffee maker. Set up tables with cups, cream, sugar, etc. for coffee service. Run the dishwasher to clean cups and other dishes. Coffee host at second service cleans up the kitchen after coffee hour is over.
Service Term: 
As needed
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The volunteer enjoys a feeling of well-being for providing nourishment and an opportunity for attendees to socialize with friends and meet new people.  The benefit to QUUF is a warm and welcoming social event for greeting visitors and providing a time for friendships and community building.

Skills Needed: 

Basic kitchen skills, friendly interpersonal skills, and enjoyment of interfacing with others.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Training sessions are provided at your convenience to learn use of kitchen equipment.

Contact Person: 
Cathe Bell
Contact Person Email: 
bell.cathe@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
3

Animal Action Group Member

QAA members advocate for the health and well being of all sentient creatures and their habitats.  

Detailed Description: 
QAA members advocate for the health and well being of all sentient creatures and their habitats. QAA endeavors to address the issues of the extinction crisis, climate crisis and animal cruelty. We believe in and actively support the inherent worth and dignity of all individual beings. This group is for anyone who wants to deepen understanding of other species, their habitats as well as support each other in our efforts and relationship to the greater-than-human world.
Service Term: 
1 year
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

QUUAM members provide a service to QUUF congregation in education and raising awareness about all species and the environment, thereby helping to change the social and world dynamics of human relationships that are helping or harming our planet. We deepen our relationships with each other in this action group as well as by working with other QUUF members and friends, and the greater community.

Skills Needed: 

The main skill needed is the love of other species and each other. In our Action Group Covenant we emphasize openness and loving communication - “We believe the shifting paradigm from human dominance to a reverence for all life is key to healing the world. Growing our skills and capacity for compassionate communication, we will act in ways that nourish one another and support our multi-species communities.” Other skills are WELCOMED and appreciated and can be utilized - we are a new and growing group needing the multi-skilled diversity of many members.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

No training or requirements. If one goes on a field trip or volunteers as part of this group, the obvious “at your own risk”  applies.

Contact Person: 
Polly Thurston
Contact Person Email: 
ptravennest@hotmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
5