Find Your Place to Serve!
At Unity Church of the Hills, our mission is to put God first, celebrate life, serve truth and empower people to transform their lives. One of the fastest ways to lasting transformation is service to others and your community. Begin your transformation today!
For more information about any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (512) 335-4449.
Need a spiritual boost? Consider joining the Prayer Team. Affirmative prayer is a powerful and healing tool which incorporates the Law of Attraction. Holding an individual in this type of prayer daily can make all the difference. Each week, you’ll receive a new list of names of individuals seeking prayer. Praying offers us all a sense of peace and wellbeing. We are already whole. Our task is to be the light that brings us back to this truth.
This ministry is dedicated to prayer and spiritual support to those in need and is part of a larger prayer network, which includes Pastoral Care, Prayer Chaplains, Prayer and Care, Daily Prayer Service, and the InReach team. The first names of those needing prayer are emailed to the Prayer Team and then forwarded to Silent Unity.
Time Commitment: Daily prayer and special events as needed
Sunday Service Teams
Ambassador Team (Greeters)
If you like smiling faces, warm handshakes, and Unity hugs, you’ll feel right at home with the Ambassador Team. These greeters are usually the first contact visitors have with the UCOH. The Ambassadors meet and greet everyone arriving at Church on Sunday before service and wish them well as they leave. There’s never a second chance to make a good first impression, so this is an especially important position.
This team also coordinates with the Newcomers Welcoming Team to identify first-timers.
Time commitment: Serve 50 minutes before and after one Sunday Service per month.
Have you enjoyed the UCOH Bookstore? If so, you know that it’s filled with Unity, self-help, inspirational and motivational books and CDs. Like any retail operation, it doesn’t run itself. We depend on a squad of volunteers to help ring up sales on Sunday mornings, answer questions, receive and mark books for sale, and create attractive, eye-catching displays.
No experience? No problem. We will train you, and, best of all, the training’s free!
Time commitment: 45 minutes before Service on Sunday, and until 1pm after the 11:25am Service. Other duties require different time commitments.
The coffee and snacks you enjoy during Friendship Hour after Service or at an event are the result of the dedicated work of the Hospitality Team. This group sets up coffee and snacks before Service, keeps the refreshments replenished during Friendship Hour, and cleans up afterwards. And by all reports they have lots of fun doing it! They’re always eager for more helping hands. Upon your availability, this team also has a recurring need for procurement of pastry donations. Please let us know if you can be available to collect donated pastries once a month.
Time commitment: Before and after Service one Sunday per month; special events and workshop hospitality-as needed.
Newcomer Welcome Team
Do you remember your first Sunday at UCOH? Chances are good that you had some contact with the Newcomer Welcome Team. This group staffs the “Name Tag Bar” and makes sure first-timers receive name tags and Newcomer’s packets. Their goal is to make every Newcomers to UCOH feel so comfortable that by the time they receive the blessing during the Service, it’s already been their direct experience that “we welcome you, we’re glad you’re here, and we hope you will make UCOH your spiritual home.”
Time commitment: One half hour before and after service on Sunday, one time per month.
Experience the power of first impression! Many new members recall, “Yours was the first face I saw coming to UCOH. Your smile and welcoming energy made me feel right at home”. This team assists church members and visitors to their Divine parking spot by providing directions and other information. Connect with nature; become a Parking Usher for the 11:25am Service once a month.
Time commitment: 90 minutes one Sunday per month; special events as needed
Do you have stage production experience? Enjoy working with audio/video electronics? Know about stage lighting? Our Technical Team handles all of the technical direction necessary to put on a first-class Sunday Service. Because of the critical role this team plays on Sundays and special events, team members are paid a small stipend and interviews & training are required. The Technical Team consists of the following sub-teams:
The Sound Team: Trained engineers who operate the sound board and sound mixer during Sunday Services, special events, and weddings.
The Projection Team: Operates the multimedia program, room lights and stage lights during Sunday services, as well as follow-spots for special events, and workshops. They also serve as a virtual music stand for our Music Ministry ensuring that lyrics are displayed with the right timing on the Teleprompter. A musical background is preferred. Arrives by 8am to rehearse with the Music Ministry team.
The Video Production Team: Includes camera operators and production directors that ensure a quality video is simulcast into Friendship Hall and broadcast to internet platforms for the 11:25am Service on Sundays. They also provide similar services including recording of special events when requested.
Time Commitment: Team members typically serve one Sunday per month covering technical elements for both the 9:25am and 11:25am Services. Unless otherwise designated, Tech members arrive by 9am.
Our Sunday Ushers help maintain an atmosphere of reverence and order before, during and after Services. They play an important part in ensuring that all parts of the Service run smoothly. By managing such activities as welcoming congregants into the Sanctuary, distributing bulletins, seating late-comers, and receiving the offering, It might seem like a bit much. Don’t let this well organized and highly-energized team fool you…they probably have more fun than any other Volunteer Team!
Time commitment: 2 Sunday Services per month (9:25am or 11:25am Service)
The Garden Team members gather to work, water, plant and dig as needed. The goal is to create an organic garden, teach organic gardening, and fellowship through hard work toward a common goal. The team members have been involved in the total creating of this awesome space and it has been a joy to watch it all manifest and flourish before our eyes!
Members meet daily, or weekly as needed to tend the garden, water, de-bug, or harvest. The food is sold/shared with the congregation as it becomes available.
Time Commitment: As needed, ongoing
Hands on Unity
We are blessed with an extraordinary Facilities member on staff, who coordinates and handles the day-to-day maintenance of our 14.6 acres of pristine church property. As special projects arise, in the building or on the campus, however, other teams come in to play. Our amazing Landscape Team joins in the beautification of our property. They were instrumental one year in saving our Live Oaks during a heavy drought and helped in the completion of our Labyrinth. If you have a green thumb and/or love of nature, this is the team for you! Hands on Unity includes Landscape team, Labyrinth and Facilities Teams.
Time commitment: As special projects arise
Health and Safety Team
Do you have training in CPR and/or First Aid?
Would you like to?
Members of the Health and Safety Team are specially trained as in-house first responders in case of a medical emergency during a Service, class, or event. This group ensures adequate First Aid supplies, provides trained First Aid and CPR members at each Service and special event, holds fire and tornado drills for the children, and communicates evacuation plans to the congregation.
Time commitment: One service, every other week
Are you the bookish type? The UCOH Library supports individuals and families with spiritual growth. The Library Team catalogues new books and tapes and spends a few moments on Sunday mornings placing returned books back on the shelves.
Team Leader: LUT’s
Special Events Team
If you don’t want to volunteer on an ongoing basis, try this one-off approach. The Special Events Team coordinates and plans church-wide events such as Father’s Day Sunday Sundaes, Holiday Extravaganza, Silent Auction Fundraisers, Holiday Decorating and others. No weekly recurring responsibilities – just one and done! (But we bet you’ll have so much fun you’ll want to do it again.)
Time Commitment: Seasonal, Project Based
Weekly Office Volunteers
Here’s a way to stay in the know about what’s happening at the Church – volunteer in the office! These helpers staff the Church office during the week and assist with projects for the Church, answering phones, and other office activities. Short interview required.
Service in the Community/Community Affiliates
Your loving heart is all you need to let your light shine in practical support to those who are in need. Community Outreach supports several special projects offered by the Hill Country Community Ministries (e.g., Easter baskets, school supplies, and Thanksgiving food drive), as well as Hands on Housing and uHome supporting homeless youth. Our Annual Giving Tree program, which begins after Thanksgiving, provides our congregants with an opportunity to create a special Christmas for those in need. The organizations supported include Children’s Protective Services, ElderCare, and uHome. UCOH families experiencing challenge during the holiday also benefit.
Time commitment: Individual project based
Workshop & Events
This team of volunteers enjoys new experiences, growth, and participating in workshops and events. They support the workshop facilitator with registration and class needs and perform a variety of tasks ranging from registration, between and after services, to greeting and providing a great experience for those attending events.
Time commitment: Based on need for volunteers and your availability and interest in event or workshop.