Our religious education (RE) program is a cooperative, meaning that many volunteers – both parents and members without children in our program- are needed to work with staff to ensure quality ministry to and with our young people and their families.
There are lots of ways to find rewarding experiences in First Unitarian’s RE program, whether you enjoy teaching or not.
- A higher commitment role is as an Elementary Teaching Team member, Youth Advisor, or camp counselor. These volunteers develop rewarding relationships with our children and youth that help guide them through their childhood and teen years. An Adult Small Group facilitator will get to know parents and caregivers and help create community in our program.
- A lower commitment role could be helping with a special event, summertime teaching, serving as an OWL facilitator if you have that training, or as a floater who can fill in for a sudden teacher absence or engage with our young people on teacher holidays, with games, crafts, and outdoor play.
- A non-teaching role could be helping to maintain our playgrounds, serving on the RE Council, or helping with materials clean-up at the end of the day, or caring for our indoor plants.
Whatever appeals to you, you should know that the relationships you develop with the children, youth, and families in our program are a ministry, and staff is here to help and support you!
- We know you! Come say hello! We’d love to get to know you better!
- You have passed a background check.
- You are willing to complete teacher training.
- You love being around children and/or youth!
If you’re interested but don’t have children in the program, fill out our registration form and register yourself, and indicate what type of volunteer role would suit you. We’ll talk!
Mia Noren, Director of Religious Education, Credentialed