Volunteer to Teach Religious Exploration

This year, we have the opportunity to provide early childcare in the nursery, lower elementary school programming, older elementary school programming, middle school, and high school programming. These are five different areas of programming where FUUSN could use your help. With enough volunteers, each volunteer would only have to volunteer once every four to six sessions – you will see below that we need 12-15 more volunteers to do so. If you are interested, please fill out our Teacher Volunteer Registration form. Once you have completed teacher training, you can sign up to teach on our Volunteer page.

Here are the programs we can use help with:

Spirit Play

This is a Unitarian Universalist program of religious education that evolved from a long line of Montessori-based religious education programming. It is based on story and ritual, play and creativity. Spirit Play gives children the tools to make meaning of their lives within the container of Unitarian Universalism. Many of the stories will come from Hebrew and Christian scripture and other stories that are resonant with our UU values.

Spirit Circle

Once Monthly programming to celebrate a social justice cause and learn about it for PreK-8th graders to gather together. This will not require special training but we could use two to four regular adult volunteers to lead this program with our youth leaders. Dates are September 17th, October 8th, November 5th, December 3rd, January 7th, February 4th, March 3rd, April of 7th, May 5th, and June 2nd.

Middle School Programs

We will be offering many opportunities for our middle school youth to spend time together and enjoy social connections and participate in justice work, they will spend time learning about the biblical stories through the wisdom of the women who lived them, and spending time in worship at FUUSN, visiting other UU congregations, and taking special trips to a variety of historical sites in Boston and surrounding areas like King’s Chapel in Boston or Walden Pond.  This will not require special training but we could use four volunteers to lead field trips and chaperone social connections and justice work.

High School Programs

Our high school youth will continue to have paid opportunities to support our programming on Sunday morning and beyond, they will provide leadership and guidance to our middle schoolers who participate in justice projects like the Valentine’s Day Meal for our unhoused neighbors in Waltham, and they will have their own opportunities for social connection and learning. This will not require special training but we could use three volunteers to chaperone social connections and justice work.

All8 Arts Workshop
Once a month between October through May for two hours, youth in 6th grade and older together and adults can gather to participate in an exploration of all eight principles through photography, creative writing, fine art, collage, digital art, and sculpting. While we have the volunteer facilitators in place for this program, I do hope you will join in the joy of reflecting on UU values through the arts.