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GIVING BACK

Volunteering allows teens to not only give back to their community, but it also helps build character. Fostering a sense of purpose and pride, the act of giving back is a rewarding process for both those in need and the volunteer.

AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENTS
Grades: 9-12
Work with children in grades K-5 at our after-school program located at SJJCC. Must commit to a minimum of one day per week. Earn two hours of service per day.
Register

Once you have registered for after-school volunteering, please fill out the application and email the completed document to Rachel Curtis, rcurtis@sjjcc.org. Please fill out the medical consent form if there is an allergy or medical condition we should be made aware of.

AFTER-SCHOOL VOLUNTEER APPLICATION  MEDICAL CONSENT FORM  AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT FALL CALENDAR


ONE-DAY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Please note, for all opportunities you must provide your own transportation. To register for these service opportunities, click here to fill out our form.

NORTH SHORE LAND ALLIANCE
Grades: 8-12
Work on preserves for trail maintenance at a Nassau Community Garden. Wear clothing you do not mind getting messy. Space is limited, location to be announced.
Saturday, November 16, 10am-1pm

THE BOOK FAIRIES
Grades: 6-12
Help share the joy of literacy by helping to sort books for The Book Fairies’ Community Book Sorting Day. Date and time to be announced.
At The Book Fairies
70 North Main Street, Freeport


SHOOTING STARS VOLUNTEERING
We are excited to offer the opportunity for teens in grades 9-12 to volunteer at our Shooting Stars program, which teaches basketball fundamentals to participants in our Jack Nadel Social Services Center – Center for People with Special Needs.

Registration is closed for the 2019-2020 Shooting Stars season. Stay tuned for information on volunteering for the 2020-2021 season!


VOLUNTEER WITH THE SPECIAL NEEDS DEPARTMENT
Grades: 9–12
Volunteer with the Special Needs Department at SJJCC and work with children, teens, and young adults with a variety of special needs. Volunteer opportunities after school and on the weekends. Community service hours performed varies based on program.


VACATION DAY PROGRAMS
Volunteer with children during your week off from school as they come to SJJCC for swimming, games, and other fun activities!


UJA-FEDERATION’S WITNESS PROJECT
Grades: 9-12
This unique, intergenerational program brings Holocaust survivors and teens together – under the leadership of social workers – to develop a multi-media performance and arts exhibit based on the survivors’ Holocaust experiences. The survivors and students meet to form close bonds through various activities and discussions. The multi-media performance and arts exhibit serves as a creative platform for the survivors’ stories of resilience to be shared. There is no cost for the program, however, fundraising for UJA’s Holocaust Services is encouraged. UJA-Federation’s The Witness Project is a collaborative effort between UJA-Federation of New York and Sid Jacobson JCC.

Rachel Curtis

Middle + High School Community Service Coordinator

(516) 484-1545 x224

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