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. Some of these groups are not active in this time of pandemic.

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 them at aesthetics@bvuuf.org for more information.

Auction
The Auction Crew needs 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 the coordinators 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.

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 Rosemary Arp at bvcanchair@bvuuf.org, BVCAN Chair, for more information.

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

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 office at officemanager@bvuuf.org to be put in touch with the chairperson or for more information.

How to Publicize a Fellowship Event

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 the coordinators 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

6 @ 6 Suppers: Six to eight people meet in each other’s homes for dinners and conversation.  These were suspended during the pandemic and will be resuming soon.

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

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 groundschair@bvuuf.org to volunteer.

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 Richard Davis at rad@radishsystems.com 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: We have four geographical neighborhoods in our Fellowship and our mission is to serve our members by caring for them during health crises and challenges in life’s journey. We make the arrangements in our neighborhoods to bring meals, run errands, shop, provide transportation to doctor appointments and to our Fellowship events when our members are in need. We also strengthen our friendships by promoting social events and communication within the neighborhoods.

If you are interested in serving with us, contact the coordinators at neighborhoodconnectors@bvuuf.org.

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 faithdirector@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 faithdirector@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 the coordinator at sundayhosptycoordinator@bvuuf.org to sign up or to get your questions answered.

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