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Facilities Management Oversight Member

The FMOC is charged with overseeing the operation of the physical plant and grounds (including landscaping) of the Fellowship. This includes setting policies around maintenance, repair, equipment replacement, and planning project priorities.

Detailed Description: 
Committee members participate in planning and designing building and grounds projects. This includes short term project planning and long term strategic planning for the entire facility. The committee members also are involved with oversight of contractor bids and performance on larger projects. They may obtain suitable bids or estimates for the Board in respect to purchases of goods or services, maintenance, decorating or other appropriate activities when so directed. They may recommend hiring contractors and supervising contracted work. They specify and prioritize projects done by contractors, staff, and volunteers. The FMOC works closely with the sexton and office manager but generally does not get involved in day to day building operations.
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

The congregation benefits from better facilities access, functionality, safety, and aesthetics. The volunteer benefits from the satisfaction of seeing the completed project and knowing that they have made a visible and positive contribution to QUUF and the community. Other benefits are working with a team and getting to know some really fine people.

Skills Needed: 

Some skills that are helpful, though not required, are an understanding of building maintenance and construction, project planning, and a good team spirit.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Some volunteer participation in small projects may be necessary at times, though this is not the primary function of the committee. We are not a volunteer pool for building repairs and maintenance. We are a planning and policy making group working as stewards of our beautiful facility.

Contact Person: 
John Tyburski
Contact Person Email: 
johnatyb@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Hours per Month: 
1

Kitchen Care Committee (Circle) Chair

Oversee KCC in its goals of promoting Fellowship enjoyment of all events involving QUUF kitchen use. The Kitchen Care Committee/Circle assures a clean, uncluttered, healthy and eco-friendly environment for food and drink preparation.

Detailed Description: 
Overseeing KCC activities include: 1) Cooperating with Building and Grounds Committee in collection of recycling materials, trash and garbage, with the Green Sanctuary Committee in composting, and with the custodian in kitchen care. 2) Encouraging all kitchen users to follow the Green Kitchen Guidelines and practices which allow safe use of the facility and leave the kitchen in perfect condition its next use. 3) Understanding the operation of appliances and providing written and demonstrated instructions for their use. 4) Cleaning and clearing the refrigerator, stove and shelves regularly, 5) Monitoring kitchen materials (cleaning supplies, utensils, equipment, linens, etc.). This also includes discouraging unsolicited donations, periodically informing QUUF of items left in the kitchen before removing and donating them, and assuring that the kitchen is equipped to meet the Fellowship's needs, replacing or upgrading items when necessary. 6) Scheduling support for emerging needs like special cleaning or repairs and KCC meetings 7). Propose and monitor annual budget (3 hours/year) 8) Participate in Leadership Council (3 hours/quarter)
Service Term: 
2 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

 The congregation benefits from a well-equipped, sanitary environment for safe food preparation, which enables social or community cooking activities.   The wider community benefits from QUUF's continued status as a Donor kitchen in which food for donation (e.g., to the Boiler Room, Winter Shelter) may be prepared.   In addition, all benefit from a good kitchen for community rental use during meetings, weddings, banquets, funerals, etc.

Skills Needed: 

Organizational Technical (how equipment functions) Social Food handling Green and non-toxic cleaning approaches. Leadership Council Social Hour Set-up Use of all appliances Kitchen lay-out KCC Meetings Donor Kitchen public health laws.   

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Guides and manuals for the use of the kitchen are provided and there is an experienced group of volunteers to assist.

Contact Person: 
Cathe Bell
Contact Person Email: 
bell.cathe@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
2
Availability: 
Position Filled
Date Filled: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Hours per Month: 
10

Winter Shelter Cook & Server

Join a team of up to 5 to plan, purchase ingredients, cook, and serve a meal at the Winter Shelter. 

Detailed Description: 
Background: QUUF joins other local faith-based and secular organizations (the Community Outreach and Shelter Team) in hosting the Jefferson County Winter Shelter each year. The Shelter offers beds and bathing nightly as well as meals for those who are homeless, from November through March. QUUF covers all meal and monitoring for two weeks each winter: traditionally the week after Thanksgiving and the last week of January. Having a food handler’s certificate, available either through a local class or online, is helpful. Key Activities: Volunteer cooks offer either a breakfast (2-3 hours) or a dinner (4-5 hours), donating ingredients unless the cost is personally burdensome (in which case the cost of one's share of ingredients is reimbursed). Outside of not "potentially hazardous" home baked goods, meals are prepared in a Donor Kitchen, either QUUF's or the Shelter’s. Finally, one serves, cleans up, handles lunches and completes report forms. Dinner cooks prepare lunches using ingredients in the Shelter, while breakfast cooks package those lunches and distribute them in the morning. Meals are ideally offered by teams of 2 for breakfasts and 5 for the dinners. Meals are shared by both shelter guests and all those supporting the Shelter, about 35 people for most meals. Time Commitment (hours): Activity Breakfast Dinner 1. Prepare to cook in a Donor Kitchen (absorbing directions) 2.0 2.0 2. Plan meal .5 1.0 3. Purchase ingredients .75 1.5 4. Cook 2.0 1.0 5. Serve, eat, clean, work with lunches, report 1.0 2.0 Total 5.25 8.5
Service Term: 
As needed
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Directly helping those most in need Supporting a community-wide effort to allieviate suffering during the time of year when those living without basic shelter are most vulnerable Joining others in QUUF to actualize this support--this may include youth who may cook but not serve in the shelter. Get to know others as only people who meet over food can.

Skills Needed: 

Meal planning: balanced, healthy, comforting palatable foods, responsive to dietary and physiologic needs and preferences of those being served -- attentive to nutrient and caloric requirements, and dental disease
Purchase food mindful of quality, source, and cost
Prepare food hygienically, to prevent food-borne illness in this vulnerable population and retain the "Donor Kitchen" status of the kitchens where meals must be prepared for legal donation
Balanced, respectful, and on-task interaction with co-cooks
Access resources which allow team members to share costs of the meal
Reporting time and materials donated

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

1. Optimum preparation includes becoming a licensed food handler through local Public Health Department training or online at https://www.foodworkercard.wa.gov/language.html. Because food donations are governed by WA State laws (Chapter 69.80 RCW, WAC 246-215) familiarity and compliance with these laws is essential. Knowledge can result from i) direct review of the laws ii) understanding the guidance provided by the COAST Volunteer Coordinator or Team member holding a Food Handler's certificate. Compliance with requirements for where donated food must be prepared is critical (potentially hazardous food prepared in a home kitchen and delivered to the Shelter is illegal and can compromise our ability to serve food. Additional guidance specific to the safety requirements at the Shelter must be understood and followed. If ill, a volunteer should refrain from serving. If donating an individual's share of the team meal is a financial burden, reimbursement is possible.

Contact Person: 
Cathe Bell
Contact Person Email: 
bell.cathe@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Cathe Bell
Hours per Month: 
8

Winter Shelter Meal Chair

Work with Shelter Partner Stakeholders and QUUF in the care, operation, and development of the Winter Shelter and organize and schedule volunteers to serve meals and to work as monitors. 

Detailed Description: 
QUUF joins other local faith-based and secular organizations (the Community Outreach and Shelter Team(COAST), the American Legion, and OlyCAP) in hosting the Jefferson County Winter Shelter each year. The Shelter offers beds and bathing nightly as well as meals for those who are homeless, from November through March. QUUF covers all meal and monitoring for two weeks each winter: traditionally the week after Thanksgiving and the last week of January. You will facilitate communication among volunteers and member organizations, embody the philosophy of hospitality as outlined by COAST, and act as a leader within QUUF to ensure that all volunteer services are provided with respect and courtesy. Key Activities: 1. Serve as a member of the COAST Board of Directors with one vote. COAST monthly board meetings occur from 3-4 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. (1-3 hours/month) 2. Act as a representative between groups: the Coordinator is the direct communication link between COAST and QUUF, currently through the Social Justice Council. (2-4 hours/quarter) 3. Participate in community events on behalf of COAST such as the Jefferson County Fair, volunteer fairs, Veteran Stand-Up, etc. (2-10 hours/year) 4. Manages QUUF's efforts for 2 separate weeks during the season. QUUF is responsible for the Shelter, historically, during the week after Thanksgiving and the last week of January-beginning of February. a. Familiarize QUUF membership with need. Solicit their support and involvement. Advertise through personal statements and public displays (6 hours) b. Schedule volunteers able to fill all needs in meal prep/service and night monitor assistance (6 hours/season) b. Make sure all positions are filled (6-12 hours/season) c. Make sure are supplies and food are purchased or donated for the week's meals (15 hours/season) d. Assure that recycled materials are removed from the shelter (3 hours/season) 5. Supervise all QUUF volunteers a) Make sure that each food preparation and serving group has a supervisory member with a current Food Handler's Card from the Jefferson County Department of Health (schedule Food Handler's Training--6 hours/every two years, monitor certificates (2 hours/year) b) Familiarize kitchen helpers with the use of the kitchen equipment as well as location of kitchen items (4 hours/year) c) Familiarize kitchen helpers with Shelter practices regarding timing of meals, serving, clean-up, and reporting (4-12 hours/year) 6. Be supervised by by the on-site shelter supervisor. OlyCAP staff are available for support. Coordinators must defer to shelter staff in all matters of shelter operation and safety. (2+ weeks/year)
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

1. This makes the Shelter's operation possible. An average of 24-32 adults are served each night. Volunteers allow the Shelter to operate more safely by increasing the number of staff without increasing costs. 2. Working together to meet the needs of others helps foster community strength within faith-based and civic groups which comprise the COAST membership. 3. Volunteers experience satisfaction in helping shelter guests. Providing a warm meal, a bed, and shower for someone who both needs and appreciates it creates a connection at the most fundamental level.

Skills Needed: 

1. Work well with volunteers, guests, shelter staff, and fellow coordinators 2. Adjust quickly to changing and challenging situations. Problems arise over volunteer availability, guest population, food delivery, etc. 3. Detail oriented and organized. Along with scheduling, training, and working with all volunteers, the Coordinator responsibility is to make sure all necessary paperwork is completed fully and correctly 4. Tailor one's efforts to successfully achieve all aspects of the purpose and mission of the Shelter. This mission may differ to some extent from QUUF's and any individual's. 5. Advertising and communication

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

1. Participate in Shelter volunteer orientation and training 2. Food Handler's Certification 3. Training by staff and site supervisors on how to react immediately to difficult situations with guests 4. Well defined Shelter policies and practices deter guests from aggressive, inappropriate, and unsafe behaviors.

Contact Person: 
Sandy Tweed
Contact Person Email: 
sltweed@gmail.com
Ministry Team: 
# of positions available: 
1
Availability: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Sandy Tweed
Date Filled: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Hours per Month: 
10

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

Book Sale Volunteer

Help with a variety of tasks needed for the annual book sale and related activities before, during and/or and after the week of the sale.

Detailed Description: 
The annual Book Sale, held on a Saturday in January or February, is one of the most fun events at QUUF! The foyer and fellowship hall turn into a big used bookstore for the day, where you can buy a year’s worth of terrific books donated by a well-read community. The sale is planned for and carried out by a team. The coordinator provides overall organization of the event, including organizing volunteers and interfacing with the QUUF staff. A core group of volunteers meets with the coordinator to plan the book sale and work collaborately to carry out the sale in an efficient, community-minded, and economically profitable way. Core volunteers may lead up aspects of the sale, such as advertising, book sorting and storage, signs, etc. New in 201, a sub-group of volunteers is planning a private reception/pre-sale scheduled for the evening before the public sale. Volunteers with technical expertise or specialized book knowledge can help with online book sales before or after the community book sale. Some volunteers work only the week of/day of the sale, sorting and displaying books, serving as general helpers or cashiers, clean up crew, and other standard event tasks. Core volunteers attend 4-6 meetings over the course of 3-6 monts, Others work 2-5 days the week of the sale or the day of the sale itself. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers who would be willing to work with online book sales year round.
Service Term: 
Less than 3 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Deepen relationships by working with other QUUF members and friends. That’s the best part! *Use your organizational skills to bring in funds for the QUUF budget. *Provide an opportunity to the general public to visit QUUF and talk with our members/volunteers. *Get ‘first shot’ at the best collection of books in the area!

Skills Needed: 

A love of books. Work well with a team. Respect for others' ideas and skills. No special skills are required of any single volunteer, but YOUR special skills, such as ability to carry boxes, artistic flair, cooking, presentation, working with money, or almost anything else can be put to good use.!

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

Jean Walat and other current book sale organizers are available to orient the new volunteer

Contact Person: 
Jean Walat
Contact Person Email: 
jmwalat@gmail.com
# of positions available: 
Multiple
Availability: 
Position Open