Volunteer Program

This program is designed to be a powerful opportunity for individuals who are willing to lend their time, compassion, and skills to leave a meaningful impact with one of our partner organizations – while also deepening their understanding of systems of injustice and reflecting on one’s personal connection to justice work.

Check out UUCSJ’s The Volunteer Journey: Lighting the Way to Right Relationship [PDF]

How UUCSJ understands volunteering:

  • We strive to place the needs of our partners first
  • We strive to move at the speed of trust
  • We strive to constantly reflect on and dismantle the saviorism often inherent in cross-cultural volunteer work


Read UUCSJ’s Statement on its response to COVID-19, and its decision to indefinitely postponed all of our spring and summer programs involving travel and extended in-person contact HERE

Taking a Collective Breath: Deepening our alignment with the Movement for Black Lives This series offered by Side With Love and UUSC is a five-session series built around the elements of the BREATHE Act. The BREATHE Act seeks to reform federal laws and eliminate funding for federal programs that criminalize Black, Muslim, and immigrant communities, reinvesting our resources in community solutions for education, health, and the environment. The webinars will explore the components of the BREATHE Act and utilize its structure as a way to focus our energies to effectively support ongoing racial justice work. Come learn and build with local and national partners who are shaping conditions to make liberation possible. This is an invitation to locate yourself in this moment as well, we each have a role to play. SIGN UP HERE


Donations Needed – UUCSJ encourages you to support your local Black Lives Matter chapters and/ or any of the organizations recommended by Reclaim the Block in Minneapolis LISTED HERE

UUCSJ Online ProgrammingUUCSJ and its Program Leaders are collaborating to develop new online programming, while also exploring the creative possibilities of the online universe. Individuals and groups are invited to check out the current programs HERE – this page will be updated as new programs are added.

Stay In Touch

Want to stay up to date on new volunteer opportunities? Join the Volunteer Team and you will be notified of new volunteer opportunities and invited to apply to those that match your skills and interests.

Interested in volunteering?
Check out the opportunities below

Al Otro Lado

Al Otro Lado is a bi-national (U.S. and Mexico) organization offering direct legal services to underserved deportees, migrants, and refugees. Due to the diverse needs of the individuals and families they serve, they coordinate with legal and non-legal professionals in a range of areas such as family law, labor law, criminal law, and employment law. More details >> 

Date/s: Ongoing
Location: Remote volunteering ONLY

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Share Your Experience

UUCSJ would love to hear about your volunteer experience and understand how we can best continue to support your continued activism.

Volunteer Community on Facebook

Click here to join the UUCSJ Volunteer Community on Facebook. Returned volunteers are encouraged to use this space to share helpful resources, ask questions, and share ideas on how to stay engaged in justice work following your volunteer experience. This is a closed group moderated by UUCSJ staff.

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