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

Interested in volunteering?
Check out the opportunities below

Carrizo/ Comecrudo Tribe of Texas

The Carrizo/ Comecrudo Tribe of Texas is looking for multiple volunteers to fill the roles of social media coordinator, website set-up and launch manager, and general tech support consultants as they build their online presence. Volunteers will be asked to attend an introduction call to learn more details about the support needed and the time commitment required. Time commitments may range from 1 to 5 hours per week, depending on the task, and volunteers should plan to commit a minimum of one month to this remote work. Volunteers should have familiarity with issues facing Native communities along the U.S./ Mexico border. 

Contact info@uucsj.org with the subject line Carrizo/ Comecrudo Volunteer to sign up!

UU Justice Florida

UU Justice Florida is looking for a social media coordinator to help jumpstart their social media and amplify their important work! Volunteers are needed to support up to 5 hours per week for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Desired Qualities/ Skills:

  • Advanced to fluent Spanish-speaker who feels comfortable writing health-related messages into Spanish
  • Familiar with HootSuite and Canva for designing social media graphics
  • Preference for volunteers to be based in Central Florida, but not required

Contact info@uucsj.org with the subject line UUJF Volunteer to sign up!

The Lowlander Center

The Lowlander Center in Louisiana is looking for multiple administrative volunteers who are interested in being integral members of the team. Volunteers should have experience working in organizations and be able to handle complex issues and work with the coalition to uplift their needs. Tasks will be based on volunteers’ availability. Specific tasks may include:

  • Monitor issues and available resources to support the team
  • Calendar management, including tracking meetings, grant deadlines, student volunteer hours, etc.
  • Support with communication and outreach efforts
  • Conduct historical research of an issue pertinent to an area

Contact info@uucsj.org with the subject line Lowlander Center Volunteer to sign up!

Austin Sanctuary Network

The Austin Sanctuary Network needs volunteers with social media and tech skills to support their work!

Please contact Lindsey Hoemann at lhoemann@uusc.org for more information and to support ASN! 

Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) is welcoming volunteers local to Atlanta and throughout Georgia to support their #SoyGeorgia Get Out The Vote campaign. Visit http://soygeorgia.com/become-volunteer/ for more details and to sign up!

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

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.

UPDATES

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.

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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.

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