Please feel free to attend the RE Adult Volunteer and Youth Leader Orientation on Saturday, September 9th from 9:00 AM – Noon, whether or not you want to volunteer with our religious exploration programs on Sunday and beyond. This might well inform your discernment for volunteering in our programs or it might confirm that it is not the right fit for you.
We will have a guest presenter Yvonne Andrews for the neurodiversity portion of the orientation which will take place from 10:00-11:00 that day. I hope everyone will take advantage of the opportunity to learn and grow so we can create a welcoming space at FUUSN for those who are neurodiverse.
Yvonne Andrews is the new Director of Religious Education at First Parish in Waltham and is on faculty at Lesley University. Yvonne comes to us with a wealth of experience working with and teaching about neurodiverse students and a specialty in trauma-informed care across the lifespan. She has a Master of Education degree and has achieved PsyD ABD.
The new schedule is as follows:
9:15-9:55 Safety Jeopardy
9:55-10:00 Five Minute Break
10:00-11:00 Neurodiversity in the RE Space and at FUUSN
11:00-11:10 Ten Minute Break
11:10-11:45 Spirit Circle
11:45-12:00 Calendar Review, Volunteer Sign Up Review, Questions for the Year
Volunteers are required to participate or find a time to meet one-on-one with Devin Shmueli, Director of Family and Community Ministries, to get the information you need to be a successful volunteer.