Community Works Mentoring Program and Literacy Tutoring Program
Community Works is an immigrant mentoring program through Jewish Community Relations Council and Justice Squared, that matches immigrant families and persons with mentors through one-on-one and/or family-to-family partnerships. This mentorship and friendship is a flexible volunteer opportunity that can be custom-created based on scheduling, geography and interests. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 338-7816.
NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster
NECHAMA: Jewish Response to Disaster is a Twin Cities-based volunteer organization. NECHAMA ("comfort" in Hebrew) provides volunteers with the opportunity to provide hope and clean-up assistance to homeowners who have been affected by natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes. NECHAMA's mission is based on the Jewish value of 'Tikkun Olam' - repairing the world through acts of goodness. No matter what your age or physical ability, there’s a task you can do. Visit www.nechama.org or contact the office at 763-732-0610 or by email at email@example.com.
Mentors Needed for Tutoring Children
Mentors are needed for children in kindergarten-sixth grade in St. Louis Park for 2 to 3 hours weekly or every other week for one-on-one tutoring, social activities and to serve as a positive role model. Flexible schedule. You can also be a lunch buddy with a student for 50 minutes a week. For more information, contact Sheila Cohen, Volunteer Coordinator for the Aquila Cedar Manor Together (ACT) Program, at (952) 542-4846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indie Jews - Organizing for Justice
Indie Jews is Jewish Community Action's response to conversations held with Jews not affiliated with congregations. JCA saw a need for a new kind of community, a way for Jews to connect with one another outside of traditional meeting spaces, and a means for taking action together, as Jews, on the social and economic justice issues that affect us all. Indie Jews have monthly Shabbat dinners and are currently working together on a variety of social justice issues. Visit www.indiejews.org or contact Carin Mrotz at email@example.com or (651) 632-2184 for more information.
Be a Big Brother / Big Sister
The Jewish Big Brother / Big Sister Program matches children who need an extra measure of friendship with adults who have plenty of caring to give. The result? A one-to-one relationship combining fun, companionship, and learning for both the child and the adult volunteer. For more information, call Bobbie Goldfarb at (952) 542-4827.
Jewish Community Action
Jewish Community Action (JCA) was founded in 1995, uniting Jews throughout Minnesota in pursuit of social and economic justice. Diverse in our backgrounds and traditions, we come together in the spirit of tikkun olam, working to build a better community and a more just world. JCA addresses issues that shape the lives of people throughout the metropolitan area including affordable housing, community reinvestment, congregational organizing, immigrant rights, racial justice, Indie Jews, youth fellowship, Magen Tzedek, Postville raid, Central Corridor, and health care.
We work through working groups – a group of our members who are interested in researching and developing specific strategies for addressing key issues. We also work with a range of constituency groups – New Americans from the former Soviet Union, youth, and affiliated and unaffiliated Jews.
Justice Squared is an initiative of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) that engages volunteers of all ages to mentor new Americans, tutor youth, feed the hungry, build and repair homes, and fight for social justice. Our volunteers break down socioeconomic and cultural barriers through community-building service and advocacy. Call Seth Skora, program director, (612) 338-7816 for more information.
Caring Connections Chaverim
Caring Connections Chaverim provides a wonderful opportunity to volunteer one-to-one with a Jewish adult who has a developmental disability. The program will match a volunteer with a participant for one-to-one visits. Call Judy Marcus, Volunteer Coordinator, at (952) 542-4840 at Jewish Family and Children Services for more information.
Be a Hospice Volunteer with Sholom Johnson Hospice We're looking for exceptional individuals to offer end-of-life companionship to persons of all backgrounds and beliefs, both at home and in care facilities, including our St. Paul and St. Louis Park campuses. Comprehensive training is offered in the spring, summer, and fall. Trained volunteers commit to weekly visits that might include reading, playing cards, looking at photos, writing life stories, doing light chores, providing certified pet therapy, and sitting vigil during a person's last hours of life. Most often, however, volunteers provide comfort by listening. For more information, please write or call hospice volunteer coordinator Michele Hodgson firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-328-2209. You may also apply online atwww.sholom.com/services/hospice-care.
Sholom Community Alliance Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers enrich the lives of our residents and tenants. Spend an hour, an evening or a Sunday playing bingo with our residents, helping with a craft project, assisting with a meal or just engaging in conversation with a senior. Our residents love pet visits (dogs always welcome). Contact Carol Kvasnik at (952)939-1627 or by email for volunteer opportunities on the Ackerberg Campus; for the Shaller Family Campus, contact Jim McDonald at (651)328-2068 or by email.
Volunteer with Loaves and Fishes!
Volunteer with Loaves and Fishes with other Jewish groups on the 4th Tuesday of every month. If you are interested, email email@example.com and we’ll get you connected for more information.
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