Volunteer Opportunities

Find the area most aligned with your talents and interests!

You'll always get back more than you give...it's just the way God works!

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

ADOPT-A-STREET Team Leader - Mitch Brashers

Help clean up our church grounds on East Seminole Street between Glendale and Ventura Avenue by picking up trash once each quarter. If you have an interest in serving on this team, send an email to adoptastreet@unityofspringfield.org 

 


ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE Team Leader - OPEN

Many volunteers are needed for our biggest fundraiser, the Annual Indoor Yard Sale, held the second weekend in June. Set-up begins the Sunday prior to the sale, with sorting, organizing, and pricing taking place throughout the following week. Friends and Family have the opportunity to "pre-shop" on Thursday of that week, with the Sale occurring the following Friday and Saturday. Additional volunteers are needed to help pack up the leftovers on Saturday at 1 pm when the Sale concludes, and to help restore the church to its "pre-sale" glory..Leftover items are donated to Thrift Haven, a local thrift store that supports Fairhaven Children's Home. If you would like to volunteer or offer suggestions for our next sale, please send your email to:  yardsale@unityofspringfield.org 

 

ART GALLERY Team Leader - Jessica Hart

Assist with finding artists, which are rotated on a monthly basis. Assist with set-up and take-down of artist's offerings. If you would like to have your work exhibited in the Unity Art Gallery, located in Fellowship Hall, please send an email to: artists@unityofspringfield.org 

 

BOOK STORE Team Leader - Claudia Lower

Work in the Book Store after both services one Sunday each month. If you would like to volunteer to work in the Bookstore, or have suggestions to improve our Bookstore, please send an email to: bookstore@unityofspringfield.org 

 

BUILDING MAINTENANCE Team Leader - Norma VInson

Help with small maintenance tasks in the church and the Teen House. 

 

FUNDRAISING Team Leader - OPEN

Work with staff on fundraising ideas, recruit helpers, and follow through to completion of project.

 

GREETERS Team Leader - Amy Burnett
Greet people as they arrive for Sunday morning services. Can sign up for one or more services each month.

 

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Team Leader - Dan Padfield

This team is for folks who enjoy outdoor gardening, watering, weeding, etc., and can help care for both the church grounds and Teen House areas.

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Team Leader - OPEN

As part of a team from Unity of Springfield, volunteers assist in building homes for people who could otherwise not afford one.

 

HOSPITALITY MINISTRY Team Leader - Elbee Bailey

Every Cookie Sunday (1st Sunday of each month), congregants are encouraged to bring a friend and their favorite cookies to share as we enjoy fellowship with each other after each service. Volunteers assist by bringing cookies, helping with set-up and clean-up before and after each service. The Hospitality Ministry also includes special occasions such as Celebrations of Life, Potluck Dinners, Church Picnic, etc.

 

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Team Leaders - Karen Lee

This annual indoor sale occurs the second weekend in November, and features holiday gift items, decòr, and clothing.

 

LENDING LIBRARY Team Leader - OPEN

Catalog & tag books, DVDs, etc., and check in returned items.

 

MEDITATION GARDEN MAINTENANCE Team Leader - OPEN

During the warm-weather months, help keep the garden beautiful and inviting. This space is also used for weddings, so maintenance is important!

 

METAPHYSICAL MOVIE NIGHT Team Leaders - Don & Wendy Fredrickson

Facilitate showing approved movies and serve popcorn at 7:00 pm on the last Friday of each month, except during the winter holidays (Thanksgiving through Christmas),when movie night is usually rescheduled (check the calendar on the website for the latest information), so as to not interfere with holiday family activities. Movies typically last 1-1/2 - 2 hours, with the facilitator arriving one-half hour before start of movie (in time to make popcorn), and staying one-half hour afterward to clean up.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

For those with flexible schedules who are willing to volunteer for a one-time project. If you would like to sign up to be on this team, please send an email to:  volunteer@unityofspringfield.org 

 

OFFICE ASSISTANT

This is a once-per-week volunteer position (preferably on Thursday afternoons, but could work with Wednesdays) that helps the staff tremendously. Duties include:  folding the bulletins (sometimes with inserts), watering the plants, straightening the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall (as needed), updating the emPower log, and other miscellaneous duties as needed.

 

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY Team Leader - OPEN

Volunteers who are willing to assist individuals and families experiencing a challenge by providing meals, and/or visitations to a hospital or at the home. Training is available.

 

POWERPOINT OPERATOR Team Leader - Kari Brashers

Sign up to operate the PowerPoint for one or more Sunday service. Powerpoint is already created; all you have to do is insert Sue's slides (when available) into the existing presentation, and advance the slides in a timely way. Some minor changes to slides are occasionally needed.  Training is required (approximately one hour), and a manual is available for handy reference.

 

PRAYER CHAPLAINS Team Leaders - Kenneth & Sug Reitmeier

Prayer Chaplains receive ongoing training in order to stay connected to our Source and to each other. Prayer Chaplains are available at every service, and are happy to pray with you about your concerns, celebrations, and answered prayers.

 

PRAYER CIRCLE Team Leader - Jane Tindall

This volunteer position is one where individuals are screened and receive training in the Unity style of positive prayer.  As requests for prayer come into the ministry, emails are circulated so that all in the prayer circle are notified and can pray for the individuals needing prayer. If you have an interest in this type of ministry, or wish to submit a prayer, please send an email to:  prayer@unityofspringfield.org 

 

RECEPTIONIST Team Leader - Alex Trianosky

Shifts are typically for one-half day per week, Monday - Thursday. Shifts are:  10:00 am - 1:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Duties include: assisting the office by answering the phone; greeting and directing visitors, and miscellaneous duties as needed.

 

RIDES TO CHURCH Team Leader - Tom Long

Assist people who need a ride find one in order to attend church functions.

 

SANCTUARY MAINTENANCE Team Leader - Sylvia Richardson

Keep the sanctuary stocked with envelopes, pens, etc., and remove trash and outdated matererials. Ensure the chairs are orderly.

 

SEASONAL DECORATING Team Leader - OPEN

Help is needed to decorate the church and Sanctuary for the holidays, especially Christmas.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS Team Leader - OPEN

Other volunteer opportunities include: concerts, holiday activities, picnic, guest speakers who offer concerts or seminars or have CD and/or ticket sales, etc.

 

USHERING Team Leader - Amy Burnett

Ushers are needed at both the 9:15 am and 11:00 am services, and at other special services, such as the Hand-Washing Ceremony, Candle Lighting Service, Bowl Burning Service, White Stone Ceremony, etc. Duties include:  greeting and handing out Sunday bulletins at Sanctuary entrance; assist people with finding seats, collect offerings, and count the people attending the service.

 

WELCOME CENTER Team Leader - Carolyn Clark

Sign up for one or more services on one or more Sundays to sit at the Welcome Center desk before and after one or both Sunday services. First Service: 9:00 am until service starts at 9:15 am and again immediately following 1st Service until 10:30 am; Second Service: 10:45 am until service starts at 11:00 am, and again immediately following 2nd service from Noon until 12:15 pm. Duties include:  answering the phone, answering questions, and directing visitors as needed. 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES TO BE OF SERVICE

Please keep in mind that any activity usually requires the help of Volunteers
to sell tickets, set up and tear down, distribute flyers, assist with selling CD's, etc.

In many instances, Volunteers get a free or discounted ticket!

All Volunteers, whether they do it for a day or every week or month, 

EVERYONE gets to participate in the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner!

UPCOMING EVENTS 

where Volunteers would be most welcome...

 

If interested in volunteering for any activity, please contact our

Volunteer Coordinator, Michele VanHoose, at:  volunteer@unityofspringfield.org