Opportunities to Engage, Participate, Volunteer

The opportunities to get involved in our community are numerous and varied: spiritual, supportive, social. You may want to jump in with both feet, wade in slowly, or just dabble your toes for awhile! We encourage you to get involved at your own pace, and to choose opportunities you find appealing.

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Note: Click on the titles below for committee details, contact information and additional resources.

Aesthetics
The Aesthetics Committee designs the look and feel of our Fellowship, decorating the building (especially the sanctuary and foyer) to enhance our experience and enjoyment. Meetings happen monthly, plus extra time is needed for design.

Contact Wendie Highsmith at aesthetics@bvuuf.org for more information.

Auction
The Auction Crew needs for help with donations, administrative needs, and data entry. On auction night, we need kitchen staff setup/clean up crews, hors d’oeuvres donations, Welcome Table team members, auction table monitors, and others.

For the perfect volunteering opportunity, contact Lisa Ogle and Juli MacKenzie, auction co-chairs, at auction@bvuuf.org.

Audio / Visual
The Audio/Visual Team helps worship leaders get their messages across and be understood by all! Set up and run sound and projection for Sunday services. Training is available; you can work alongside other team members until you are ready to fly solo.

Contact the A/V Team at av@bvuuf.org for more info.

Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast Program: Bed and Breakfast hosts offer their homes to Unitarian Universalist (or like minded) travelers from the U.S. and Canada. The below market nightly fees go to the Fellowship as a fund raiser. Stays range from one night to a week and breakfast can be continental or something more – you determine what will work for you. Our program coordinators handle advertising, inquiries, placing the visitors and fee collection. Hosts meet interesting travelers, offer hospitality and add to the fund raising of the Fellowship!

Contact Rosemary Arp at bnb@bvuuf.org with questions. Learn more about the Bed and Breakfast Program here. 

Book Group

Book Group: The Fellowship Book Group socializes while discussing fiction and non-fiction books. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. Discussions normally focus on our worldviews, along with our thoughts and emotions tied to the book.

Contact Niels Schonbeck, coordinator, at bookgroupcoordinators@bvuuf.org.

Boulder Valley Community Action Network (BVCAN)

Boulder Valley Community Action Network (BVCAN): As a part of Together Colorado,  this multi-faith, multi-racial, non-partisan group works together to bring about systemic change.

Contact Marc Esenwein at bvcanchairs@bvuuf.org, BVCAN Chair, for more information.

Enjoy the brief video Let’s Talk courtesy of the partnership between BVCAN & Boulder County Public Health.

Bulletin Folders

Sunday Bulletin Folders: Make a friend in this low-stress volunteer job! Two-person teams fold and assemble the Sunday bulletin. Work one Friday afternoon a month for 1 to 1.5 hours. As a folder, you get a sneak peek at the Sunday service and maybe a visit to a local bakery for a latte and a snack after the work is finished.
Email sundaybulletins@bvuuf.org to find out more.

Choir

Choir: Help enhance the congregation’s spiritual experience by singing in the choir. Practices held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday with one performance a month during our Sunday services. High school students and older welcome to participate.

Email Music Director Tad Koriath at musicdirector@bvuuf.org to find out more.

Communications

The Communications Crew  assists in providing members, friends and the public with timely information about Fellowship activities while collaborating with other Fellowship groups on communications projects.

Contact the chairperson at communicationschair@bvuuf.org” for more information.

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Covenant Groups
Covenant Groups: Grow within a loving community of spiritual seekers with a covenant group. Develop meaningful relationships with other members and friends of the Fellowship.

Contact coordinators Judy Althaus or Charlene Jourdan at covenantgroupcoordinator@bvuuf.org.

Emergency Family Assistance Association ( EFAA)

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA): Our congregation donates supplies for temporary housing to this Boulder non-profit. Donations can be placed in our basket near the Welcome Table in the foyer.

Please contact coordinator Gail Evertz at EFAAcoordinators@bvuuf.org to find out more about our efforts with this organization.

Family Social Group

Family Social Group: Enjoy quarterly social (and kid-friendly) events with other Fellowship families.

Contact the coordinator at familygroupcoordinator@bvuuf.org for more information or to sign up for the email group.

Friday Feasts and Sunday Suppers

Friday Feasts and Sunday Suppers: Six to eight people meet in each other’s homes once a month for either “Friday Feasts” or “Sunday Suppers.” Signups occur one month before the scheduled dinners at Friday Feasts and Sunday Suppers signup page.

Contact Barbara Sterling at dinners@bvuuf.org for more information.

Each month suppers will be held twice: the Friday before the second Sunday of the month, and the second Sunday. Signups for dinners happen the month before the scheduled dinners. No need to commit to all dinners now. You may sign up beginning in August, either in person after services or online.

Grounds and Landscaping Team

Grounds and Landscaping Team: This team works to maintain the Fellowship grounds with seasonal clean up, gardening, planting, and mowing. Contact Chuck Hensel at groundschairs@bvuuf.org to volunteer.

Guitar and Song Circle

Guitar and Song Circle:  All are welcome to attend our circle at noon every second Saturday of the month. We play and sing class rock and folk melodies. Play and sing classic rock and folks. All are welcome.

Contact Bob Warden at guitarcirclecoordinators@bvuuf.org to find out when the next gathering is occurring.

Homeless Shelter

Homeless Shelter Volunteers: Work one Monday a month from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Boulder Homeless Shelter from October until April. Cook and serve dinner for 200 people under the supervision of a long time shelter volunteer. Children 13 and older can help.

Contact Gail Evertz (EFAAcoordinators@bvuuf.org) to volunteer; specify your volunteer interest in the Homeless Shelter.

I Have a Dream

“I Have a Dream” Support Team: Mentor, tutor and offer cultural enrichment to low-income students at Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Schools so they can reach educational and career goals. BVUUF sponsors a student through a scholarship fund for college or vocational training.

Contact Dianne Ladd, coordinator, ihadcoordinators@bvuuf.org  or Wendie Highsmith , wendie@jimhighsmith.com for more information or to volunteer.

Immigration Justice Task Force

Immigration Justice Task Force: We work to increase awareness within our congregation concerning immigration issues, provide assistance to the immigration community through information sessions, supporting immigrants facing deportation through calls, emails, and letters. We also show up at events supporting those in sanctuary or at deportation hearings whether at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Denver or at the Immigration Court.

Contact Jean Nuttall at immigrationtaskforce@bvuuf.org to learn more.

Neighborhood Connectors

Neighborhood Connectors: Approximately 20 Fellowship volunteer in six geographical divisions build relationships within neighborhoods and care for our community during health crises and challenges in life’s journey. These volunteers need your help to bring meals to the ill or healing, help plan social events, drive to doctor appointments, and other helpful services.

Contact the co-chairs at neighborcoordinators@bvuuf.org if interested.

Personnel Committee

Personnel Committee: This committee, comprised of four members plus Rev. Lydia and our Board President, commits to hire exceptional people for our staff positions. Contact the office at 303-665-4280 x100 for more information. A  human resources/personnel background is not necessary to serve on this committee. Instead bring a commitment to work as a team in hiring exceptional people for our 8 staff positions in keeping with BVUUF’s by-laws and personnel practices

Racial Justice CommuniTeam

Racial Justice CommuniTeam!:  Engage in efforts to increase racial justice awareness within our Fellowship through discussion-based education and story sharing. Expand outward with action in partnership with other local organizations.

Contact Lisa Kahn at racialjusticecoordinators@bvuuf.org for more information.

Social Justice Events

Social Justice Events:  Visit our Social Justice page to see a list of all our Social Justice Events.

School of the Spirit (For Adults)

School of the Spirit (For Adults): Includes classes to grow your spirit, build community, and energize your thinking. Various classes offered throughout the fall and spring. Visit our School of the Spirit for Adults page for more information, or email directorre@bvuuf.org.

School of the Spirit- SpiritJam

School of the Spirit – SpiritJam: Come one, come all for special, multi-generational “Jams” that explore our monthly themes. Visit our SpiritJam page to find out more, or email directorre@bvuuf.org.

Sunday Hospitality Team

Sunday Hospitality Team: Hospitality Team members are trained to provide all the Sunday functions for a welcoming congregation – opening and closing the building, making and serving coffee, handing out bulletins, collecting the offering, and helping newcomers at the Welcome Table for our Sunday Services. Teams work one Sunday seven or eight times a year. We welcome any willing worker to join one of our teams in this important activity to support our congregation.

Contact coordinator Rosemary Arp at sundayhosptycoordinator@bvuuf.org to sign up or to get your questions answered.

Unity Plaza with Fair Trade Sales

Unity Plaza:  Work one Sunday a month between services or after second service. Sell Fair Trade coffee, chocolates, etc. to benefit our congregation.

Contact the office at 303-665-4280 x100 if you can help out.

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