Below are some of the volunteer positions that we need help with each year. Please think carefully about how you want to contribute!
Religious Education TeacherTeachers lead Sunday Religious Education classes. Teachers usually teach at only one service time, work in teams of four and rotate Sundays as the Lead Teacher or the Assistant Teacher. Each team is given a ready-made curriculum to teach, and all supplies and materials are prepared by staff prior to Sunday morning. Teaching is a great way to get involved at North Shore Unitarian Church, to meet other parents and to make a real difference in our children’s lives.
Youth AdviserOur Youth Advisers work with our high school teens. Youth Advisers facilitate and guide our youth in designing programming that is interesting and meaningful to them, whether that’s a program on religious values, a social action project or leading a personal sharing session. Like Religious Education Teachers, Youth Advisers rotate Sundays, but will also be asked to plan and lead events outside of Sunday morning.
MentorEvery 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.
Sunday HelperSunday Helpers assist our Director of Religious Education on Sunday morning by acting as a Greeter, serving as a Substitute Teacher, and helping set up the Nut Free Table and Spirit Play Feast. Sunday Helpers are asked to serve for four or five week segments throughout the year.
Religious Education CouncilThe Religious Education Council supports our religious education ministry in its mission to provide a respectful, loving, welcoming community that nurtures spiritual development and encourages acceptance, understanding, and responsibility in our children. The Council assists our Director of Religious Education in setting goals and policies for Religious Education. The Religious Education Council consists of two Chairpersons, one Vice-chair, a Treasurer, Secretary, Social Action Liaison, Special Events Chair, Curriculum Development Chair, Worship Arts Liaison, and several members at large.