Our volunteers are a valuable part of the JCC family!


What is Engage? A New Model of Volunteering

Engage is a collaboration between Sid Jacobson JCC, the JCC of the Greater 5 Towns, the Mid-Island Y, the Friedberg JCC and the Samuel Field Y. Created for a generation of game-changers utilizing the best in all of us to make a difference.

Join us for Coffee and Conversation – an ongoing workshop series designed for those in their 50s and 60s. Learn skills that you can use in your life and enhance your volunteer experience.

If interested, contact Kathy Garneau, Engage Volunteer Site Coordinator, 516-484-1545 ext. 149, kgarneau@sjjcc.org.

New Opportunities

Love the theatre, but prefer to work behind the scenes? Join Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Theatre and see all the wonderful volunteer opportunities available, including scenic design/artists, prop masters, costume assistants, stage managers, stage crew and public relations. Both teens and adults are welcome! Current volunteers, log your hours by clicking here.

Friendly Visiting

Spend an hour a week visiting an isolated senior. Play cards, have a cup of tea or just make
conversation to help brighten their day.


After-School Volunteers (Grades: 9–12)

Volunteer after school with Roslyn students in grades K–5. Programs are located at the JCC in East Hills and in the Herricks and Port Washington school districts. Space is limited. Must commit to minimum of one day per week. Perform 2 hours of service per day. Monday–Friday, 3:00–5:00pm.

Special Needs Department (Grades: 9–12)

Volunteer with the Special Needs Department at the JCC 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 vary based on program.

Mentoring (Grades: 10–12)

Volunteer your time to enhance the future of a child’s life by helping them with homework, listening to their needs, playing games and spending time with them. This program requires an application process and is a two-day a week commitment. Space is limited. Perform four hours of service per week. Made possible through funding from the Sheldon. A. Sinett B.A.S.I.C.S. Fund

Teen to Teen

Teens get together to discuss what matters to them and to help shape JCC teen programs. Members participate in community service, teen wellness, yoga, stress relief, healthy cooking and more. Perform 1.5 hours of community service per session. Meets once a month. In partnership with Oh My Girls! Made possible through funding from the Sheldon A. Sinett B.A.S.I.C.S. Fund.

Jewish Teen Foundation (Grades: 9–12)

In partnership with teens from Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, learn what it means to sit on a board of directors of your own foundation. Learn about non-profit organizations and charitable initiatives in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Gain philanthropic knowledge and skills. Help contribute to important initiatives in our community. Perform 15 hours of community service. Supported by the Jewish Teen Funders Network.

HaDerekh (Grades: 11–12)

Become a buddy for a teen or young adult with special needs. Volunteer once a week with your buddy to help teach with basic skills to enter the work force in this vocational program. Perform two hours of service per week.

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