Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Jewish Board! Volunteers are critical to our mission and the work we do, mentoring young people, providing companionship and practical support, and lending us their creativity and professional skills to bring hope to New Yorkers in communities throughout the five boroughs. If you’d like to share your time, special expertise, friendship, or just your voice–volunteering at The Jewish Board helps your fellow New Yorkers live independent and successful lives.
Who Can Volunteer?
You can! Everyone is welcome and appreciated. The Jewish Board volunteers range in age from teens to seniors and come from diverse cultures, faiths, races, and economic backgrounds. Some programs may have a minimum age requirement or further conditions, while others are more flexible.
Where Can I Volunteer?
The Jewish Board offers singular and ongoing volunteer events in all five boroughs. We have events in Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. If you’re a New Yorker, an opportunity to help is probably nearby.
What About Groups?
We appreciate and welcome help from clubs, corporations, houses of worship, youth groups, young professional organizations, and even casual groups of friends. Volunteer groups can make a unique and dramatic impact in our programs, helping through beautification projects like gardening, skill-sharing events, vocational support, art-making, and even hosting parties.
What Skills Are Required?
What skills do you want to share? Some volunteer roles at The Jewish Board can include providing specialized skills like yoga, playing an instrument, physical fitness, technology, personal finance, and entrepreneurship, while others can focus on cooking, reading and writing, playing cards, organizing arts and crafts activities, exploring NYC, or being a good friend.
Want to expand your own skills for helping others? Participate in one of our volunteer-led training workshops to learn or develop specific skills that are in great need throughout our volunteer programs!
Is There a Minimum Time Commitment?
Opportunities range from just a few hours for a one-time event to a few hours monthly. There are so many possibilities, we’ll be happy to try to match you with an opportunity that falls within your interests and schedule. We’re flexible, and new volunteer opportunities are added as we learn how to better support and serve our neighbors.