Volunteers at The Jewish Board play a critical role in supporting our clients through a difficult time in their lives. Whether mentoring a young person, offering companionship to an isolated individual, or providing practical support to programs and clients, Jewish Board volunteers are helping New Yorkers live independent and successful lives.

Our volunteers serve in meaningful roles that have impact — and our Points of Light Service Enterprise certification is a sign of our commitment to developing these mission-aligned volunteer opportunities. Apply today and join the Jewish Board in supporting hope and recovery for all New Yorkers.

Who Can Volunteer?

Everyone is welcome! The Jewish Board volunteers come from diverse cultures, faiths, races and economic backgrounds—and range in age from teens to seniors. Some programs require volunteers to be at least 21 years old, while others are more flexible.

Where Can I Volunteer?

The Jewish Board has many different opportunities at various locations in all five boroughs and Westchester. Our programs may have different names, but they are all part of The Jewish Board family.

What About Groups?

Whether you’re a corporation, school, house of worship, or just a group of friends looking to do something meaningful and fun, we welcome your help. Groups can work together to plant a garden, share a skill or talent with our clients, provide vocational support, or host a party.

What Skills Are Required?

The skills needed vary based on the opportunity. Skills often include the hobbies, passions and expertise of our volunteers! Volunteer roles at the Jewish Board might include yoga, cooking, reading and writing, playing cards, doing art, playing an instrument, physical fitness, personal finance, crocheting, entrepreneurship or exploring NYC.

Still don’t think you have a skill to offer? Participate in one of our volunteer-led trainings and learn the skills needed for a volunteer position!

Is There a Minimum Time Commitment?

Some programs, like our Big brother/Big Sister program, require a specific time commitment. Others are more flexible. Some opportunities, such as our bi-annual Mitzvah Days, require just a few hours. We’ll help match your availability to our needs.