Become a Volunteer

There are many ways you can support your South Jersey community through the Jewish Federation. One of those ways is to become a volunteer and make a difference in someone's life.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and we'll connect you to the volunteer opportunity that's the right match for your passion and your time. 

Older Adults

Shabbat Shalom Visitors

Bring the warmth and spirit of Shabbat and the joy of Jewish holiday celebrations to residents of area senior housing and rehab facilities. 

Transportation

Provide transportation to medical and other essential appointments, helping individuals who are unable to get around on their own maintain an independent lifestyle. 

Jewish Hospice Shabbat Program

Deliver challah, grape juice, and candles to hospice patients or their families to help them celebrate Shabbat. 

 

Assistance at Lions Gate

Work with seniors in an assisted living and nursing home environment.

Friendly Visitors

Bring friendship and companionship to older adults and homebound individuals through home visits and phone calls. 

Holiday Celebrations

Help set up, plate, and serve at Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Purim, and Passover celebrations for older adults. 

Kosher Meals-on-Wheels

Deliver pre-packaged, kosher meals each week to older adults and homebound or convalescing adults who need some extra assistance. 

Patient Partners

Accompany patients to medical appointments, record medical information from the appointment, help make sense of medical jargon and prescriptions, and assist the patient in communicating with the doctor. 

Veteran-to-Veteran Transportation

Volunteer veterans provide homebound veterans with transportation to medical appointments. 

Jewish Hospice Respite Care

Provide respite care to hospice patients at Samaritan Hospice. 

Special Needs

Special Needs Special Friends

Bring companionship and friendship to individuals with special needs through home visits and phone calls. 

Teachers at TOPS

Lead classes in areas such as art, music, and computers at the TOPS enrichment day program for young adults with special needs. 

Soups & Sweet Culinary Program

Assist the chef in this training program for young adults with special needs, and help them gain the necessary culinary skills to obtain a job in the food service industry.

Recreational Program

Coach Special Olympics basketball, soccer, and softball teams for young adults with special needs. 

Special Needs Job Mentors

Help young adults with special needs attain job skills that will lead to successful employment. Assist in building confidence, serve as a role model, and help teach good work habits at the assigned worksite. 

 

ACHaD Special Needs Program 

Work as a peer facilitator to directly support an individual with special needs in a sports/fitness program, such as basketball, swimming, fitness classes, and sports classes.

Global Connections

 

Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival

Volunteers with an interest in films are needed to help plan the annual Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival.

 

The Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center

Assist with museum tours and classroom programming to teach tolerance and the history of the Holocaust.

 

Art, Cultural & Judiac Program 

Assist with editing brochures, labeling and stuffing envelopes, and answering the phones.

Community Engagement

 

PJ Library

Host a play group, staff an informational table in the community, or be a guest reader at a play group or community event. Teen and family volunteers welcome!

 

 

"Bite Size" Community-Wide Service Projects

Be a volunteer in action and join us for a variety of “bite size” community-wide service opportunities that take place throughout the year. It’s something you can do in small increments, or even once a year, to make an impact on the community around you. This is a wonderful opportunity for families.

 

Lobby Greeter

Help greet visitors to the JCC facility.

 

Daily Lunch Program

Volunteers plate meals, serving older adults lunch daily, as well as assist with clean up.

Education & Community Events

 

Summer Interns at The Voice (Teen Opportunity)

Write stories and learn about the newspaper business.

 

Freelance Writer 

Help report on community events.

 

Life Long Learning

Assist with updating and filing medical forms, collating monthly newsletter, and stuffing envelopes.

 

Bank of America Arts, Books and Culture Festival

Volunteers with an interest in books or cultural programs are needed to help plan the annual Bank of America Arts, Books and Culture Festival.

 

Administrative & Fundraising Assistance 

Volunteers give additional office and fundraising support by helping with mailings, administrative tasks, special events, and engaging with the community to educate and raise funds.

 

Library Volunteers

Assist with checking in/out materials with library software, shelve items, call patrons for late items or hold list, help patrons find appropriate materials, and support administrative tasks.

Family & Youth

BookMates

The BookMates Program is looking for caring adults to serve as volunteer reading mentors for students in grades K-2. Volunteers read on a one-to-one basis with children in one of 35 participating elementary schools throughout Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden Counties.

 

Jewish Holiday Celebrations

Assist with planning and implementing Jewish holiday celebrations throughout the year.

 

Pro Bono Financial Services 

Provide free financial advice to victims of domestic abuse. Volunteers must be a professional in the financial field, and be sensitive to and have knowledge about domestic abuse issues.

Homework, Helps, and Hugs

Assist children from kindergarten to 6th grade with homework from 4:15-5:30 pm, M-Th.

 

Teen and B'nai Mitzvah Projects

Students participate in hands-on mitzvah projects while learning about our community’s needs. They can deliver food for the holidays, coordinate and participate in food drives, become friendly visitors, facilitate Shabbat services at residential facilities, and share skills and talents with young adults who have special needs and seniors.

 

Teachers' Helpers 

Preschool classrooms often require an extra set of hands. Volunteers help with various tasks, depending on the needs of the teacher. Teen volunteers welcome!

 

Project Sarah Speakers' Bureau 

Volunteers go to various organizations and synagogues to speak on the topic of domestic abuse, following a prepared scripted speech.

Questions? Contact us at jfedvolunteer@jfedsnj.org or 856.751.9500 x1117.