Volunteering is an enriching experience that not only helps the congregation and our larger community — but also provides a sense of accomplishment and deep satisfaction. There are countless ways to volunteer at First Unitarian Church of Baltimore. One (or more) will surely suit your skill set and schedule!
Whether you’re more comfortable with children, youth, or adults, we need folks willing to dig into our religious education program. We have special opportunities for children’s, youth, and adult programs on Sunday mornings, during Religious Education for All. In addition, we offer adult programming in the evenings and weekends. Our Whole Lives and Coming of Age also need facilitators who are eager to work with teenagers in these more intense programs.
Perhaps the easiest way to get involved is to sign up as a Sunday morning usher. The responsibilities are simple: pass out programs, collect the offering, and make sure congregants feel comfortable and welcome. The team serves using a rotating schedule, allowing everyone ample time off.
Worship Associates assist the worship leader and minister in all aspects of the Sunday services, from set up to readings. These volunteers meet with the minister monthly to plan services and endeavor to make each Sunday morning as enriching as possible.
Dayspring Programs in East Baltimore provides supportive housing and Head Start programs for struggling families. As part of our special relationship with Dayspring, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore has helped to create and maintain a large city garden. Be part of this important project! Get your hands in the soil, planting vegetables and flowers, or pulling weeds. Join us for special events with the families that are served by all of the Dayspring programs.
Committee work doesn’t have to be boring! We have a wide variety of options for every interest — from Architectural and Historic Review to Membership to Stewardship. Check out our list and contact the committee directly for more information. Most committee meetings are open to visitors and listed in the Events Calendar. (Due to the confidential nature of the issues discussed, the following committees are closed to drop-in visitors: Committee on (Shared) Ministry, Nominating, Personnel, and Religious Education Advisory Council.)
We are often looking for volunteers to help our church administrator during regular business hours. Duties may include running copies, preparing The Beacon for mailing, and organizing archival materials.
Volunteer for Special Events
Each month, we host a variety of special events, which need volunteers. Just before the church year begins in September, a team of volunteers spruce up our classrooms. Our Halloween Party needs volunteers to provide ghoulish activities for children and the young-at-heart. For certain big projects, volunteers help the Buildings and Grounds Committee with painting, cleaning and more. When downtown Baltimore hosts a festival or parade, we often offer goodies for sale outside the Enoch Pratt Parish Hall.
Keep an eye out throughout the year! These opportunities will be advertised in our weekly email newsletter, Happenings; our monthly newsletter, The Beacon; and in our order of service, each weekend.