Volunteer Opportunities

Members and friends of the Fellowship frequently want to participate more in our community but aren't sure where they can contribute, who to contact, what's needed of them, etc. We have created this page just for that purpose, posting both opportunities and people in search of opportunities! Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are in need of help for your committee, event or activity, OR if you have talents / gifts to share but not sure where they are needed.


OPPORTUNITIES

DELIVER UUFSB DONATIONS TO LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES  Contact: John Morris(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

We collect nonperishable food items and toiletries in the basket in our Fellowship lobby.  You can join the list of volunteers who periodically empty the basket and deliver the items to the Our Daily Bread food pantry in Setauket or to The Ministries food pantry in Coram.

SUNDAY LUNCH AT THE WELCOME INN Contact: John Morris(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Tom Ragazzi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

A team of volunteers from our Fellowship serves lunch to needy community members on the second Sunday of each month.  We are a part of the Welcome INN - the Port Jefferson branch of the Long Island Interfaith Nutrition Network (http://www.the-inn.org).  A team of 5 or 6 UUFSB volunteers cook, serve, and clean up after the meal at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Port Jefferson. It involves a time commitment from 12 noon to about 2:00 p.m. for the volunteers.  Since we started participating in the program at the start of 2010, we've had about 20 different volunteers working at the meals.  We would love to have you join that list, even if you can only participate on an occasional basis. Please e-mail John or Tom if you are interested.  We maintain an online signup sheet at http://www.my.calendars.net/fellowshipvols. John or Tom can give you login info.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Contact: Linda Volkersz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Chairperson + 4-5 members Has responsibility for greeting newcomers and visitors to the Fellowship and assimilating them into UUFSB services, activities and programs. Works with Minister to arrange UU Identity Seminars and New Member Welcome Ceremonies. Teams of Ushers help with the setup and clean up before and after services.
Up to 1 Sunday/month as greeter; several hours ~4x year for planning; mtgs as needed

GROUNDS AND SOUNDS PROMOTION Contact: Tom Pelletier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
1-2 people
Send out press releases, list Grounds and Sounds performances in online and print media, find other ways to build the audience for our monthly coffee house. Professional experience is not required.
4-5 hours per month

KITCHEN HELP Contact: Joanne Hammer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shoppers (2-3) Rotate checking for needed supplies (napkins, paper towels, cutlery, etc.) and purchasing them (with Fellowship money!)
1-2 hours per month 
Cleaning Crew (3-4) Participate in semi-annual cleanup of kitchen, especially the major appliances.
4-6 hours once or twice a year 
Launderers (2-3) Take home dish towels, cleaning cloths, and tablecloths, launder and return them.
1 hour twice a month

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS - GREEN SANCTUARY Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fellowship members have been part of an environmental success at historic Hobbs Farm, property of the Setauket Bethel AME Church, which is being restored as a community farm and education center, and volunteers are always welcomed.  Click here to see our UUFSB Green Sanctuary Projects.