Volunteer

Please volunteer – We welcome (and want) volunteers of all ages. If you are old enough to care, we have opportunities for you.

Appearing below is a list of current opportunities, many of which can easily be performed from your home or office. When you find the one that matches your passion, or have questions about what these opportunities involve, please let Roland Halpern know by using the comments section below or sending an email to rolandhalpern@seventhprinciple.com.

  1. Write short articles for us on subjects that address ethical eating.
  2. Help monitor both local and federal legislation that has to do with factory farming.
  3. Identify our “animal friendly” lawmakers.
  4. Research websites that focus on healthy, ethical eating that can become future resource material.
  5. Interview other UU congregations that have established an Ethical Eating or similar task force to learn what they are doing, how it is being received by the members, what obstacles were encountered (if any) and what do they feel are the most valuable resources.
  6. Create pamphlets, brochures and flyers that can be placed in the church kiosks and passed out during church events.
  7. Recruit volunteers who can submit letters to the editor in response to timely events that deal with ethical eating.
  8. Develop a list of grocery stores, supermarkets, farmer’s markets and restaurants that offer locally grown, organic produce.
  9. Compile a list of great ethical eating quotes or thoughts that can be used as common bowl readings or posted in church publications.
  10. Compile a list of “kid friendly” books and movies that heighten awareness of ethical eating and identify local retailers that carry these titles.
  11. Develop a lending library with DVDs and books that members can borrow to watch or read at home.
  12. Artistic? We need someone who create coloring sheets or similar handouts to present to kids, for example a handout depicting a plate of bacon on one side and several farm animals on the other so that kids can try and “match” where their food comes from, thus establishing the food connection.
  13. Create farmyard animal profile sheets that talk about the types of animals typically raised for food, their intelligence, fun facts, etc.
  14. Adopt a rescued farm animal through one of the rescue societies and then update the congregation periodically on how “our” animal is doing.
  15. ¿Escribelo en Espanol? We need someone to translate our content into Spanish.
  16. Fill in the “Important Animal Dates” spreadsheet by locating the corresponding organizational website and then determine the dates for 2012 and 2013 if available.

 

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