Volunteer at the Intergenerational Spring Seminar

The success of the seminar depends upon the talent of volunteers who contribute their time, energy, and skills. The Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations is looking forward to the 2022 Spring Seminar, expected to take place in New York City (with opportunities for online participation) April 22-24, 2022.

The annual UU@UN Intergenerational Spring Seminar is a landmark event that for 63 years has provided an opportunity for Unitarian Universalists from around the United States and Canada to connect, learn, and engage with international human rights issues at the United Nations. The program has a distinguished reputation for inspiring young global activists and renewed commitment to our UU 6th Principle: the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

Open Volunteer Positions for 2022 Intergenerational Seminar

Zoom screenshot of members of the 2021 Spring Seminar Planning Committee

The regular Planning Committee Meetings over Zoom are a time for coordination and strategizing, but also relationship-building, learning, and fun!

Planning Committee Positions

This Intergenerational Seminar will take a broad and intersectional view of working towards justice – we hope that our Planning Committee will reflect the diversity of identities that exist in our world. Candidates who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

  • Spring Seminar Youth Deans: The Seminar Staff includes one Adult Dean and two Youth Deans (2-year position) who serve as leaders of youth programming during the seminar and key members of the Seminar Planning Committee. $400 stipend, and all fees for Youth Deans, including registration, travel, food, and lodging are covered by UU@UN. Applications for Youth Dean are now closed.
  • Spring Seminar Chaplains: The Seminar Staff includes two Adult Chaplains and two Youth Chaplains. Their role is to provide a listening ear to participants who need to process the spiritual or emotional impact of their experience. Must receive chaplain training prior to start of the seminar. $400 stipend and all fees for Chaplains, including registration, travel, food, and lodging are covered by UU@UN. Applications for Youth and Adult Chaplains are still being accepted.
  • Spring Seminar Planning Committee: (Position open to youth or adults!) In the months leading up to the Spring Seminar, our Planning Committee convenes via video conference call in teams to determine and coordinate the events of the Spring Seminar. $200 stipend and registration fees covered by UU@UN. Applications for the 2022 Planning Committee are now closed.
    The Planning Committee includes the following teams: Trajectory of Learning Team, Logistics & Accessibility, Spiritual Grounding Team, Communications & Publicity Team. Click the Application page to learn more about each Team's responsibilities.
Blue wood background with yellow box containing the text: "I was on the Planning Committee last year, and it was one of the best experiences I've had! The team was amazing, and the ideas and resources that were shared throughout the planning process and the conference itself were incredibly valuable. Not to mention the friends I made!" with a photo of Chloe Emily and text: "Chloe Emily, Communications & Publicity Team Leader, 2021 Seminar Planning Committee"

"I was on the Planning Committee last year, and it was one of the best experiences I've had! The team was amazing, and the ideas and resources that were shared throughout the planning process and the conference itself were incredibly valuable. Not to mention the friends I made!"

Chloe Emily
Communications & Publicity Team Leader
2021 Seminar Planning Committee