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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.


MONTHLY VOLUNTEER 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.

BLOOD DRIVE
Help change lives by volunteering at our Blood Drive, by assisting with registration, serving refreshments, and assisting staff to ensure that all donors have a pleasant experience.
Monday, February 24, 4-7pm

NYC TAKEOVER
Grades: 7-12
Spend the day in New York City giving back at The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, seeing a Broadway show, and hanging out with friends! Spots are limited, advance registration is required.
Saturday, March 21, 8am
$199 (includes LIRR transportation, tickets to Come From Away and Ocean Odyssey, lunch, and dinner)
Register

FAMILY FUN DAY COLOR RUN
Get colorful and have fun volunteering during our Family Fun Day Color Run. Volunteers will be helping with registration, event set-up and take-down, spreading color, and with different booths.
At Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp
340 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury
Sunday, April 26

ISRAELFEST
Volunteer at Long Island’s largest Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration as we celebrate Israel’s 72nd birthday! Volunteer opportunities include greeting guests, direction guides, activity support, set up, and clean up.
Sunday, May 3


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.

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.


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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