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Engage volunteers choose opportunities that fit their interests and availability or create their own. Some of the possible volunteer opportunities include (those indicated with a (B) take place in Brooklyn or in both Manhattan and Brooklyn):

  • A Fair Shake for Youth: Volunteer with certified therapy dogs in schools and community organizations.
  • Boro Park Clinic: Assist clients applying for mental health services. (B)
  • Boro Park Y: Prepare home-cooked meals for seniors in need. (B)
  • Breast Treatment Task Force: Assist low-income women who have received a breast cancer diagnosis.
  • Bronx Jewish Community Council: Assist with holiday celebrations.
  • CAMBA Respite Bed Program: Prepare meals and sleep overnight at homeless shelters housed in Brooklyn churches and synagogues. (B)
  • CHiPS: Prepare and serve meals at this Brooklyn soup kitchen. (B)
  • City Harvest: Help rescue food and conduct nutrition education to support hungry New Yorkers, and provide office assistance. (B)
  • Citymeals-on-Wheels: Visit with and deliver meals to New Yorkers in need, and provide weekly phone calls to homebound seniors throughout New York City.
  • Department for the Aging Bill Payer Program: Help a senior manage and pay his or her bills on a monthly basis.
  • Dorchester Senior Center: Support seniors in need. (B)
  • DOROT: Visit homebound seniors weekly with the friendly visitor program, or on an occasional basis with the response team. Prepare dinner for the homelessness prevention program.
  • The Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst: Support the Russian-Jewish community in a variety of ways. (B)
  • Goddard Riverside: Prepare holiday meals for seniors, volunteer at community book sales, assist with tutoring programs, and facilitate programs and workshops.
  • The Hebrew Free Burial Association: Assist in the office helping to provide free Jewish burial services to people in need and assisting with genealogical research.
  • The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society: Partner with refugees and asylum seekers for English language tutoring and write letters to asylum seekers who have requested correspondence. (B)
  • Heights and Hills: Provide companionship for homebound seniors living in various Brooklyn neighborhoods on a weekly basis. (B)
  • The Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan: Become a mentor for an adult who has special needs.
  • JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging): Facilitate workshops at senior centers and NORCs, and serve food at senior centers in Manhattan and Brooklyn. (B)
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Literacy + Math Programs: Tutor in an Upper West Side public school and help students in our community achieve academic success.
  • The Jewish Board (JBFCS): Become a volunteer in one of several programs that assist children, teenagers, individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs, individuals with mental health diagnoses, and victims of domestic violence throughout New York City. (B)
  • Kings Bay YM-YWHA: Support the Russian-Jewish community in a variety of ways. (B)
  • The Manny Cantor Center: Assist with programs on the Lower East Side, including serving meals to seniors, facilitating English conversation groups, providing mobile computer lab support, tutoring high school students, and leading workshops for teens.
  • Masbia: Prepare and serve meals and distribute food packages at this kosher restaurant-style soup kitchen in Brooklyn. (B)
  • The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty: Assist at senior housing facilities and conduct public benefits education and outreach throughout New York City. (B)
  • National Council of Jewish Women's Council House: Assist with various programs benefiting seniors, children, and other populations.
  • The New Jewish Home: Assist seniors at Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, and a weekly Nia Wise Moves class; facilitate workshops; volunteer at the beauty salon; provide support at casino game nights and other special programs; and visit homebound seniors on a weekly or periodic basis.
  • The New York City Coalition Against Hunger: Address hunger by conducting outreach about public benefits and providing professional and technical assistance to food pantries and soup kitchens.
  • New York Legal Assistance Group: Assist at pro-bono legal clinics throughout the city.
  • The Park Slope Center for Successful Aging: Assist at a Nia Wise Moves class. (B)
  • Partnership for Parks: Help maintain and beautify NYC parks and playgrounds.
  • Project ORE: Serve lunch at the Educational Alliance's kosher soup kitchen, located in the East Village.
  • Riverdale Y Senior Center: Assist with holiday celebrations and volunteer at the senior center by setting up tables, serving meals, teaching classes, and leading groups. Set up, serve, and socialize with guests at the monthly Café Europa lunch for Holocaust survivors.
  • Selfhelp Community Services: Become a facilitator for the virtual senior center project, set up and serve lunch or midafternoon coffee at a monthly coffee house for Holocaust survivors, participate in dancing and conversation, and make weekly visits to Holocaust survivors in Brooklyn. (B)
  • The Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach: Support the Russian-Jewish community in a variety of ways. (B)
  • Sunrise on Wheels Hospital Volunteering: Play games with children who have cancer at area hospitals.
  • UJA's Management Assistance Program: Share your professional skills as a pro bono consultant with a UJA beneficiary agency that needs your expertise. (B)
  • The YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood: Assist with programs for seniors in need.

Additional opportunities include joining leadership committees such as the communications team, memory book team, men's group, or volunteer management team to help shape the direction of the initiative and ensure its continued growth and success.

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