We depend on volunteers for many of our events and activities. Sign up to help below for a particular event, for a particular one-time volunteer need, or for a flexible or ongoing volunteer need.

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Love Wins

Bring food to our parking lot on an upcoming Friday morning event. Sign up here.

Urban Ministries Food Pantry
The food pantry is an integral part of services to Wake County families in need. They provide a week’s worth of groceries to more than 30,000 people each year. They are currently in need of cold and hot cereals, oatmeal, breakfast bars, canned meat and fish, canned pasta, and canned fruits.

Leave items for Urban Ministries in the cabinets in the lower lobby of Fellowship Hall

Contact Jude Oliveri Burde with questions.

 

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Refugee Bunk Beds

Contact: Bill Devereux
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We still need some individuals to construct and stain the bunk beds for refugees form Afghanistan! Please contact Bill Devereux at [email protected] or 904-993-6468 if you can help these next few weeks.

Auction Software Co-Leader

Contact: Becky Elliott, Auction Chair
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

This person will learn how to use software (Auctria and Google Forms), assist the Software Leader with online and live auctions, and have the intention to be the Software Leader and Live Event Bidding Leader for next year’s auction. Bi-weekly evening meetings during the summer and September; weekly evening meetings in October.

Auction Young Adult Representative

Contact: Becky Elliott, Auction Chair
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

This person is a key member of the Auction Committee and will be a liaison to young adults in the congregation. This person will advise the committee on how to reach young adults and how to get them more involved in the auction. Bi-weekly evening meetings during the summer and September; weekly evening meetings in October.

ONE Wake Communications Sub-Committee

Contact: Chris Olson
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: 3

ONE Wake is looking to expand its communications strategy and capabilities to better share their message to their member institutions and also to the public and press. If you have communications skills and are willing to help in writing, publishing, website, social media, news outreach, videography, or video editing, please contact Chris Olson at [email protected]

Greeters

When: Sunday mornings
Contact: Annie Wheliss
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Greeters welcome and assist people as they enter our buildings. Greeters will answer questions and provide a friendly presence.

Welcome Stand Volunteers

When: Sundays
Contact: Annie Wheliss
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Welcome Stand volunteers will be a friendly face for visitors and help orient them to UUFR. They will have visitors fill out a short form and make a nametag for them.

Ushers

When: Sunday mornings
Contact: Annie Wheliss
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Ushers will greet people as they enter our sanctuary, assist them in finding seating, assist with other needs, and help collect the offering.

Social Hour Butterflies

When: Sundays after service
Contact: Annie Wheliss
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Social Hour Butterflies will circulate among visitors at Social Hour, warmly greet them, answer any questions they may have, and introduce them to other UUFR members and friends.

Flowers

Contact: Annie Wheliss
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

This volunteer role will provide floral arrangements and plants to decorate the Sanctuary for Sunday worship.

Online Host

When: Sundays, 10:20-11:30
Where: From UUFR or From Home
Contact: Annie Wheliss
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

The Online Host will act as moderator during the livestream of our Sunday morning worship services on YouTube, posting relevant links in the chat  and ensuring a safe community by monitoring for trolls and removing problematic comments from the chat. This can be done from home or at UUFR!

Sunday Morning Cohort Leadership Team

Contact: Tryst Chagnon
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are seeking a team of 5 to serve as a leadership and planning group for our Sunday morning age-banded classes for children and youth. In this role, you will assist with recruiting and supporting class leadership teams. Classes explore monthly Soul Matters themes in Worship and Children’s Chapel; classes break-out for activities and further exploration of the theme each week. The leadership team will work directly with class leaders, will review Soul Matters packets, and will adapt materials to integrate Chapel topics with class plans.  Team members will attend some meetings (virtual and/or in person), beginning this summer, and will also work individually with class leaders.

Ministry with Parents Leadership Team

Contact: Tryst Chagnon
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are seeking a team of 5 to serve as a leadership and planning group for parent support groups and Ministry with Parents. In this role, you will assist with ‘big picture’ plans for cohesive programs and events that support Parents. The leadership team will help to set priorities, architect programs, recruit and support group facilitators or event leaders, and coordinate programs for parents. Parents of grown children are most particularly encouraged to serve in this role.

Children’s Chapel Leadership Team

Contact: Tryst Chagnon
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are seeking a team of 5 to serve as a leadership and planning group for Children’s Chapel (a short service for children on most Sunday Mornings). In this role, you will work with the Family Ministry Director to plan and lead rich Chapel services, exploring our monthly Soul Matters themes through story, music, and discussion. Team members may attend some planning meetings (virtual and/or in person), beginning this summer and will assist with recruiting and supporting volunteers.

Social Activity Leadership Team

Contact: Tryst Chagnon
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are seeking a team of 5 to serve as a leadership and planning group for Social Activities for children and youth (age-banded and intergenerational). In this role, you will collaborate together to envision, schedule, and coordinate special social events.  Team members will attend some meetings (virtual and/or in person), and will work individually as point persons for specific events. The team will assist with recruiting, supervising, and supporting event volunteers. This team would benefit from a balanced group of members who are skilled at event planning, have great attention to detail, are well connected with young adults or older members of our congregation, are familiar with stages of child development, and/OR  know how to have FUN!

Ministry With Youth Leadership Team

Contact: Tryst Chagnon
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We are seeking a team of 5 to serve as a leadership and planning group for Children’s Chapel (a short service for children on most Sunday Mornings). In this role, you will work with the Family Ministry Director to plan and lead rich Chapel services, exploring our monthly Soul Matters themes through story, music, and discussion. Team members may attend some planning meetings (virtual and/or in person), beginning this summer and will assist with recruiting and supporting volunteers.

Breakfast for Helen Wright Center for Women

When: Every second Sunday of the month
Where: Drop off food at Helen Wright Center, North Raleigh
Contact: Jude Oliveri Burde
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

The Helen Wright Center for Women provides safe shelter, warm food, and genuine care to homeless women. The program promotes independence and increases dignity through self-reliance.

Volunteers prepare food at home for twenty women which is then reheated by the center. Breakfast is dropped off at 6:30 am. We have been successful in a coordinated drop-off approach.

Care Core Needs Transportation Volunteers

Contact: Care Core
Contact Email: [email protected]
Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

The Care team is seeking volunteers to assist with providing transportation to people for doctor appointments and procedures currently and to UUFR services and events in the future.  Drivers and passengers should be totally vaccinated against COVID.