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Volunteer Network Resources
UUSC provides local representatives, regional coordinators and national co-chairs with the following wide range of resources and tools to inspire involvement in and raise support for UUSC's human rights programs.
Local Rep Handbook
The Local Rep Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the multiple roles played by UUSC local representatives and includes helpful tips on how to build UUSC membership in congregations.
You may also wish to join our volunteer Facebook group, which is a great place to share stories and ideas with other program coordinators! Visit the group and then just click "Request to Join Group."
UUSC Stylebook: "How to Write and Speak about UUSC"
Created by UUSC's Communications Department, this guide will quickly help local reps speak and write about UUSC like a seasoned pro!
FAQs about Members and Supporters List
This resource answers questions frequently asked by local reps on receiving their UUSC Members and Supporters List.
Monthly Conference Call Recordings
Now you can listen to past conference calls online at your convenience! Recordings of monthly volunteer network calls are available here, along with summaries of call content. These calls are a chance to hear from UUSC staff about current programs and topics, and ask them questions or just listen to other volunteers' thoughts.
Periodically, UUSC hosts webinars with program updates and training for volunteers. Recordings of past webinars are available here for viewing, along with related files.
UUSC lends attractive tabletop displays to our volunteers, for use at events such as District Assemblies, UUSC speaking events, Justice Sunday, or social action fairs. If you are interested in borrowing a display, please e-mail email@example.com to reserve one. Requests must be received at least two weeks in advance of when the display is needed.
UUSC offers sample sermons, pulpit editorials, order of service pamphlets, and other resources to incorporate topical human rights and social justice messages into congregational worship services.
Resources to Increase UUSC Membership
Here local reps will find guidance, tips, and strategies to reach one of their most important goals: growing UUSC membership and financial support!
Resources to Involve Your Community In UUSC Activities
This page provides links to online resources with information about UUSC's highest profile outreach activities, including Guest at Your Table and Justice Sunday.
Stories of Impact
This page provides moving stories about the struggle for dignity and justice. Whether local reps are speaking or writing about UUSC, these stories will help illustrate UUSC's human rights work and put a human face on those we help.
Order UUSC Publications
UUSC publications, including fact sheets, Covenant Group materials, and our newsletter Rights Now, can be ordered from this page.
Invite a UUSC Guest Speaker
Through UUSC's speakers bureau — Rights Aloud — local reps can invite UUSC staff members to speak at congregations.
Human Rights Bibliography
Compiled here is a list of books, articles, and films that will move, entertain, and educate readers and viewers about the many facets of human rights and UUSC's human rights advocacy.