Religious Education Volunteer Opportunities
Our Religious Education program depends on the dedication of families and volunteers of the congregation. Each family with students enrolled in our program is asked to volunteer over the course of the church year. We also have many amazing RE Volunteers, Teachers and Guest Speakers with children who have “graduated” from RE. Without your help, none of this would be possible!
Below are some of the volunteer opportunities within the RE Program.
Religious Education Teacher
Teachers lead Sunday Religious Education classes. Teachers teach in teams and each team consists of four or more teachers with a rotating schedule as Lead Teacher or Assistant Teacher. Each team is given a ready-made curriculum to teach and the RE Office is always available to answer questions or concerns. Teachers set up and clean up their own class rooms. Other options are assisting in the Nursery, or volunteering as a Guest Speaker for RE classes. Teaching is a great way to get involved at North Shore Unitarian Church, to meet people, families, and to make a real difference in our children’s lives.
Our Youth Advisers work with our Religious Education staff and our high school teens in providing meaningful youth programming which include reflection as well as social service and our annual youth led service. For more information please contact the Director of Religious Education and or the Religious Education Coordinator.
Every year, our Eighth graders enter Affirmation, a coming of age program that challenges them to reflect on their faith and values as Unitarian Universalists. Helping them in this journey are their Mentors, who guide them through their Affirmation Project and help them write their Statement of Faith. Mentors and Affirmants are paired together with personality and shared interests in mind. If you would like more information and or to express your interest in being a mentor for the 2015-2016 RE year, please contact the Director of Religious Education.
Sunday Assistants are essential on Sunday mornings during our RE school year. They serve as our Greeters, provide information to visitors, guide students to their classrooms, serve as Substitute Teachers, and set up the Nut Free Table and Spirit Play Feast.
Assist the RE Staff throughout the church year with general RE office support for our programs, classes, special projects and events. This may include curriculum research, graphic design, arts-and-crafts projects, marketing, communications, purchasing materials (reimbursement provided) and creative opportunities in support of our programming.
Youth Group Student Opportunities
Many of our Youth Group Students take an active role as volunteers in the RE Program. For more information please contact the DRE.