Volunteer

“Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing”

We are determined to serve, each other, and our community. We want to work for you and with you – carrying the inspiration we receive during worship at All Souls into acts of service that enrich our city and nourish our sense of purpose and connection. 

Here’s just some of the ways All Souls invites you to share your talents, compassion, and time: 

USHERS, GREETERS AND WELCOMERS

The practice of welcoming and hospitality is transformative. Reaching out to one another with love and a smile puts everyone at ease, affirms individuals’ inherent worth, and promotes interconnectedness. Every Sunday morning, ushers and greeters make themselves available to our guests by asking questions, giving direction, and being a friend. Additionally to joining our welcoming efforts, if you are a member and willing to grab coffee with interested newcomers, that’s a great way to share your All Souls experience with those looking for ways to connect with our community. Coffees can be coordinated with our membership assistant.  Contact: Robert Wohner

BOOK TABLE

Members of the congregation staff our weekly Coffee Hour Book Table, which features All Souls affiliated authors and musicians as well as contemporary publications on themes of religion, politics and theology.

For more information or to volunteer your time, please contact Ivana Edwards, or just stop by the Book Table on Sundays at Coffee Hour between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed as Religious Education Greeters, Teachers, and Teacher Substitutes.

Email Rev. Tracy Sprowls, Assistant Minister of Lifespan Faith Formation  or (212) 535-5530 to learn about open opportunities.

MONDAY NIGHT HOSPITALITY

All are welcome for dinner and dessert and conversation at Monday Night Hospitality. No one is ever turned away.  We serve the diversity of New York City and never ask why someone is among us, simply celebrate them, our capacity to provide sustenance, dignity, and friendship to our guests. Contact: George Collins

FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN

At Friday Soup Kitchen, our mission has remained the same for more than thirty years: to provide a healthy, hot meal to anyone who is hungry, in a communal atmosphere that encourages friendship and conversation. Our door is open to all; no one is ever turned away. We serve a nourishing meal every Friday at 12:00 Noon, 52 weeks a year, even on holidays. Contact: Carole Weiss & Donna Harrow

BICENTENNIAL WEEKEND VOLUNTEERS

For 200 years, our community has striven to inform, challenge, and inspire generations of New Yorkers to transform ourselves and our world. This November 14th – 17th , Bicentennial Weekend Volunteers facilitate the activities in our celebrations to ensure the success of this once-in-a-century chance for us to celebrate our history, reflect on our impact, and renew are sense of purpose in a call to action to work on behalf of generations to come. Contact: Bill Bechman

ALL SOULS THANKSGIVING

All Souls Thanksgiving is a feeding program for the hungry, where members of the congregation and their friends who don’t have family or don’t want to be with family get together with our community to share in the common meal. We never turn a person away for lack of funds ($40 suggested donation). We need a half dozen volunteers to help set up. Contact: Robin Bossert

NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT TASK FORCE

The Nuclear Disarmament Task Force issues action alerts several times a year on pending legislative issues affecting nuclear policy. Volunteers who are willing,  a few times a year, to send an email or make a phone call in response to these alerts.  Contact: Guy C. Quinlan

NY COMMON PANTRY

We collect donations on behalf of the NY Common Pantry once a month. You can also bring the food donations to the church’s Front Office anytime and say they are for the Common Pantry collection. Contact: Linda Moskin & Wiley Saichek

NAVIGATORS

Navigators has need for volunteers for our two Outreach Chapters, one in East Harlem and a new one in the South Bronx. Volunteers help run our weekly meetings, where children learn basic scouting skills and take them outside to parks in their neighborhood, then help chaperone them on hikes, camping and ski trips. National needs volunteers to help raise money to help underprivileged kids go on camping trips in communities across the nation. Contact: Robin Bossert

Service is how we transform from being a church into a family. We are determined to ever grow in our capacity to celebrate, serve, and learn.