Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteering with the CUC is a great opportunity to be involved with CUC events and actions at a national level, and to become better informed about our UU community.

Credentials Committee

View Credentials Committee

Every year, to support the Annual Meeting, the CUC requires five volunteers for the Credentials Committee, which is responsible for registering delegates on-site and maintaining accurate delegate counts during the Annual Meeting. The Credentials Committee consists of:

  • Three volunteers for the Credentials committee (one chair, two members)
  • Two alternate or “backup” volunteers, in case one of the three above are unable to perform their duties on the day of the meeting

The Credentials Committee is responsible for the following functions before the meeting:

  • Attending a short training session with the Parliamentarian
  • Registering delegates and distributing voting cards

And for the following functions during the meeting:

  • Counting delegates attending, to determine if there is a quorum
  • On request, counting votes – either by a show of hands or by secret ballot
  • Other support functions, e.g. distributing documents, etc.

Please email or call the CUC office at 1-888-568-5723 by March 15th if you are interested in being part of the Credentials Committee at CUC Annual Meetings.

Communications Advisory Committee

Communications Advisory Committee

Having an effective communications strategy is vital to the functioning of the CUC, and to improving the connections between the CUC and member congregations. In order to gain input and expertise from the membership, the Executive Director is assembling a Communications Advisory Committee. This mandate of this Committee will include:

  • Envisioning an overall communications strategy for the Canadian Unitarian Council which will address communications between CUC Board and Staff with member congregations, among member congregations, and with members of the public.
  • Identifying useful, creative and cost-effective communications platforms.
  • Providing advice and support to CUC Staff as appropriate and necessary.

Please email or call the CUC office at 1-888-568-5723 by March 31st for more information or to express interest in being on the Communications Advisory Committee.

Writers, Proofreaders, Graphic Designers

Writers, Proofreaders, Graphic Designers

We are in need of writers for eNews and the website, proof-readers, and graphic designers. If you have talents in these areas, please email with a summary of your experience and skills.

Compensation Consultants

Compensation Consultants

Compensation Consultants are volunteers, trained and supported by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Office of Church Staff Finances, who help congregational leaders navigate the complexity of ministerial and staff compensation, benefits, and employment agreements. Currently, we have only one Compensation Consultant serving congregations in Canada. Many thanks to Barry Coburn for his ongoing service, and to the late Bob Dobbs, who passed away earlier this year.

We are eager to recruit and train one or two more Compensation Consultants to assist Canadian congregations. Prior human resources or similar experience is helpful but not necessary. Compensation Consultants engage with congregational leaders through informal phone and email exchanges, and also provide formal consultations for which  they receive an honorarium. We expect our Compensation Consultants to be comfortable with teleconferencing options such as Zoom, since most of our consultations and trainings are held virtually.

If this volunteer opportunity intrigues you, or if you want to recommend someone, please contact Jan Gartner, UUA Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager:

Paid Positions:

Director of Religious Education – Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring

Interim Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration (DLRE) – Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples (UUCGN)

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples (UUCGN) has begun the search for an Interim Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration (DLRE). The position would begin in late August 2017, and the contract year is 32 hours a week for 42 weeks of the year, including most Sundays.

Half-Time Consulting Minister – First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo

Quarter-Time Developmental Minister – Kelowna Unitarians