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Last updated 12 July 2021: All in-person volunteer shifts continue to be on hold; however, there are still many COVID-safe, at-home volunteer opportunities listed below. To ensure the health and safety of our community, volunteers will not be able to enter the building until further notice. Meal Train volunteers are asked to place items outside the door and ring the doorbell for a staff member to come collect it Mondays 4-6pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-1pm, Saturdays 4-6pm, and Sundays 10am-12pm only.

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Help Us Make Change Happen

Every year, 1000+ people give their time and energy to Ve’ahavta. Our volunteers range from ages 10 to 100+ and are from all walks of life. With so many volunteer roles available, there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a one-time project to do with your family over the holidays, need those 40 hours of volunteer service or are looking for a weekly commitment, we have a role that will suit your needs where you can make a difference in the lives of others.

 

Get started in 3 easy steps:

1. Browse the COVID-safe volunteer opportunities below and pick the one you’re interested in.

2. Complete the volunteer application (except for Meal Train. See below).

3. You’ll receive an automated email to book a pre-volunteering screening where a staff member will provide further details and answer any questions you may have.

COVID-Safe Volunteer Roles

All time commitments are at your discretion unless stated otherwise.

Cook with Ve’ahavta

Join our Meal Train and prepare soups, sandwiches, baked goods and other treats in your home with your family, which will then be distributed by the Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness outreach van to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Suitable for kids, teens, and adults.

Register Here

 

Donation Sorting

Provide much-needed support at our office sorting incoming clothing and hygiene donations under the supervision of a staff member. Participation in another Ve’ahavta program (especially the van) is a strong asset for this position, though any background working with Ve’ahavta in the past is helpful.

Suitable for teens and adults.

Time commitment: weekly three-hour afternoon shifts. 

 
 

Driver

Using your own vehicle and knowledge of the city, help Ve’ahavta to pick up and drop off donated items and other supplies.

Suitable for adults.

Time commitment: weekday 2-3 hours per session (2-3 sessions offered per year per program). 

 

Blanket Making

Make a warm no-sew blanket to be distributed to our clients on Ve’ahavta’s outreach van. 

Suitable for kids, teens, adults, and groups.

Learn More

 

Kits for a Cause

Are you a group or company that is looking for a fun volunteer program that engages your team, while making a difference? It’s easy!

Help build Personal Care Hygiene Kits, Winter Warmth Kits, Feminine Hygiene Empowerment Kits, Back to School Kits, and Holiday Gift Kits to support the community’s most vulnerable people with the items they urgently need. Visit the Kits for a Cause website for more details.  

Suitable for kids, teens, adults, and groups.

Drive to Survive

Coordinate drives for clothing, hygiene products and other supplies among your friends, family, community members or classmates for the people served by our Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness outreach van.

Suitable for kids, teens, adults and groups.

Learn More 

 
 

Workshop Facilitator

Our training programs help individuals marginalized by poverty develop pre-employment and life skills which enable them to find pathways to stability, self-sufficiency and success. You can be part of this transformational program by delivering 30-40 minute workshops live via videoconferencing, and/or develop pre-recorded content.

Suitable for adults.

Time commitment: weekday 2-3 hours per session (2-3 sessions offered per year per program).

 

Third Party Events

Want to make giving back part of the philosophy of your group or corporation? Cookoffs, car washes, holiday parties, spin-a-thons and more are all great ways to bring your team together and give back at the same time! To find out more, email Brandon.Lablong@veahavta.org.
Suitable for kids, teens, adults and groups.

 

 

Project Give Back

For students who selected Ve’ahavta as their charity for Project Give Back, we have created an overview of everything you need to know to assist you in your project.

Learn More

 

Apply Today

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Questions? 

Contact Ruth.Hart@veahavta.org or 416.964.7698 ext. 216 

 

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