For some time now, we have been, and continue to be in need of volunteers for the WellSprings nursery and YouthSpirit.
The pandemic caused so many changes in our lives: new schedules, new routines, new definitions for “connection.” It’s understandable that they way many families interact with WellSprings looks different today than it did a few years ago.
We are also finding our way back, as a congregation. We have a core group of young, inquisitive friends who regularly attend our YouthSpirit gatherings. And while the nursery has been quiet lately, we will continue to offer this service every Sunday to welcome new and returning families.
If you’re seeking a way to give back to our community – something that helps WellSprings and our UU faith literally grow into the future – please consider joining our team. YouthSpirit and the Nursery are part of the YouthBridge Core Ministry.
volunteering in the nursery
Nursery volunteers are responsible for a 90 minute shift caring for our children ages 0-5, from 9:45 to 11:15 on Sunday mornings. You can volunteer as often or as sparingly as you’d like. Folks understandably don’t want to miss our wonderful Sunday messages, which is why we like to have a bench of volunteers we can rotate through, allowing everyone the chance to attend as many Sunday services as possible.
Volunteering for YouthSpirit
YouthSpirit volunteers can expect a shorter but busier time commitment on Sundays, helping children ages 5-12. No preparation is necessary, just join our gathering about midway through service, and stay for a few minutes afterwards to help cleanup. A YouthSpirit volunteer can typically expect to help out on Sunday mornings from about 10:30-11:15am. We’ll schedule you for as many or as few Sundays as works for you.
Interested WellSprings youth, between 13-17 years of age, would be enthusiastically considered for a YouthSpirit helper role. This can be a great way to log community hours for various school and club requirements, and to help out WellSprings friends younger than themselves.
Interested WellSpringers aged 18+ are encouraged to apply for this fall’s anticipated staff opening in either YouthSpirit and/or the nursery.
If you are interested in helping out, or simply want to learn more, please reach out to Carol Breslin, our YouthSpirit Director.
Thank you, as always, for your support.