Grow through service

rev. kevin with members and animals

There are many opportunities to volunteer at the UU Community of the Mountains, especially as we find our way into this new era after a couple years of sequestered living. Offering service is an important path for growth, even as giving our time, energy and skills also builds connections and community.

If you have a particular skill or area of interest, you’d like us to know about, please contact our office administrator at admin@uugrassvalley.org or 530-274-1675.

To submit a new volunteer opportunity to share please complete the form here.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Explore our TEAMS and COMMITTEES page to see if there’s an area you’d be interested in serving.
Below is a list of current specific opportunities. Please click on the Team Title to learn more.

Sunday GreeterWe are seeking both on-site and on-line welcomers to greet people as they arrive, and to help everyone feel as at home as possible throughout the service.
Hospitality TeamHospitality Team members help organize and serve refreshments after Sunday services, including setup, hosting, and cleanup. The goal is to provide a warm, relaxed, cheerful (and yummy!) atmosphere in which newcomers and members can connect and get to know one another.
Family MinistryFamily Ministry has many wonderful opportunities to help us make an awesome program for our children and families. Volunteer positions include:
– Assisting in the classroom on a Sunday Morning
– Assist with Events (coordination or setup)
– Donate snacks or needed supplies.
Get Out-the Vote Postcard ClubJoin us in sending out postcards targeted to Black voters who haven’t voted in recent elections – many due to voter suppression laws – in an effort to get them registered. Our postcards encourage them and give them important info for navigating around the new laws.
Stop the Mine TaskforceUUCM’s Stop the Mine Task Force advocates, supports, and organizes UUCM’s informed opposition to the proposed Rise Gold Mine in Grass Valley.

Volunteers are needed to run a table at Briar Patch publicizing the Mine’s impacts and obtaining MineWatch petition signatures. Two shifts available, 10am – 12pm or 12pm – 2pm. Dates: Friday, July 1 – Friday, August 19 – Saturday, September 10
Caring TeamThe Parish Care Team is a group of folks who are willing to help our members and friends in times of special need. If you are willing to offer help from time to time to provide a meal, give a ride, make a call, help with a memorial service, make cookies, or send cards, please click the link to fill out the form.
Art & Aesthetics TeamThe Art and Aesthetics Team was created to facilitate and improve the environment of UUCM to be visually and spiritually sustaining. If you are an artistic person or see the world in an artistic way, we would love to have you join us!
Library TeamJoin in on a sorting through of what we’ve got, what’s come in, what to keep, and what to pass on, as we build a UU Library that serves our values, our mission, and our library users for this day and age. Or participate in a one-time deep spring cleaning of the room.

Be a Sunday Greeter! Welcome People to the Service.

sunday greeters

People get an initial sense of a congregation within the first few seconds of arriving, and how they are greeted makes a tremendous difference in those first moments.

We are seeking both on-site and on-line welcomers to greet people as they arrive, and to help everyone feel as at home as possible throughout the service.

Yes, there are a few other tasks that go with, but extending warmth and genuine interest, with sensitivity to the uniqueness of each person, is the heart of what a greeter offers.

If you are a person who feels drawn to help others feel at home, this could be just the opportunity for service you’ve been looking for! Here’s the Current Greeter Job Description.

Feeling more introverted than that? There are also behind-the-scenes needs and “welcoming” roles on Sunday morning

…like making sure the walkway is swept, that restrooms have toilet paper and paper towels, that the heat/air is on, that the U.S. Flag is put up and taken down, that handicap parking signs are put out and taken in, etc.

Interested? Willing? These are great ways to contribute to the well-being of this community.

Contact Laura Harter (membership@uugrassvalley.org), Rev. Kevin (minister@uugrassvalley.org). or Carol Fulkerson (admin@uugrassvalley.org)