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Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

At the heart of Sid Jacobson JCC are our volunteers. Community members of all ages can volunteer time and skills to give back. We are proud of the 12,000 hours of service performed by our volunteers in 2019!

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our application!


ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY THEATRE
Love the theatre but prefer to work behind the scenes? Volunteer positions are available for adults and teens. We are seeking a volunteer stage manager to facilitate communication across all creative and technical departments; act as a right hand to the director; oversee sets, props, lights, and sound; and call all technical cues during performances.

DRIVING TEAM VOLUNTEERS
Join our Driving Team and deliver perishable and non-perishable food and supplies to our homebound neighbors and food pantries with safe, contact-free protocol.

VOLUNTEER CARING CALLERS
Join our Caring Callers Team and call a senior or homebound neighbor to brighten their day! Make one-time checking in calls to various community members or weekly caring calls to the same person.

PEN PAL PROGRAM
Are you interested in connecting with people through the lost art of letter writing? Join our Pen Pal Program and be matched with a Sid Jacobson JCC program participant or community member who is equally interested. The act of letter writing has tremendous benefits for both the writer and the recipient.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (OFFICE SUPPORT)
Duties may include making and receiving telephone calls, creating spreadsheets, inputting data, running reports from database, filing, preparing mailings, and making copies. Special projects and tasks as needed. Proficiency in Database Management and Microsoft Office, with exceptional knowledge of Word and Excel.

KNITZVAH
Join others who knit and crochet to create blankets and other projects for donation. Knit or crochet 8×8″ squares to be made into lap blankets for the infusion center at The Cancer Institute at St Francis Hospital. All levels welcome. Instruction available. Meets every Wednesday.

TABLING AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH (GREETERS/HOSPITALITY)
Seeking volunteers who are interested in tabling in the main lobby for special events. Welcome and engage members and program participants coming in and out of the JCC. Encourage individuals to pick up information or materials from the table. Must possess a friendly and positive attitude.

CAREER CONNECT
Present workshops on topics related to career services, job search strategies, recruitment, social media (especially LinkedIn and Clubhouse), marketing, making a career change, etc. Via Zoom now and eventually in-person.

THE LINDA MARSDEN FRIENDLY VISITING PROGRAM
Visit weekly with a homebound senior. Visits often include enjoying a cup of coffee, a game of cards, talking about daily news, exchanging stories, and more. Volunteers and seniors meet weekly and form mutually rewarding relationships. Volunteers will receive training and ongoing support.

VIRTUAL SENIOR CENTER
Help decrease social isolation for seniors in the community by facilitating a class using Google chat technology. Classes led from your home/office. Topics include art history, music, storytelling, computer training, wellness, nutrition, law, science, exercise, history, news, games, etc.

WORKPLACE LITERACY VOLUNTEER
Help English as a second language community members improve their conversational skills. Volunteers do not need any prior teaching experience.

SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM
We are seeking volunteers who are passionate about social justice issues, (i.e., anti-Semitism, racial inequality, climate change, gun safety, inclusion, LGBTQ, etc.) to join our team and become a liaison with organizations in our community, and host and table special social justice events at SJJCC.

Linda Samet

Supervisor of Volunteer Services

(516) 484-1545 x149

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