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Each year, over a thousand people give their time and energy to help people facing poverty through Ve’ahavta. Our volunteers range from under 9 to 90+ 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 yourself or with family, need to complete your volunteer service hours in high school, or are looking for a weekly commitment, we have a role that will suit your needs where you can make a big difference in the lives of others.

Check out this brief video overview of volunteering at Ve’ahavta:

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

On-Site Volunteer Opportunities

MJRH Outreach Van

Experience the city from a new perspective by joining the Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness outreach to distribute essential supplies and warm food to those in need.

Suitable for: Individuals, groups, and teens 12+ with a guardian
Time commitment: 6-hour shifts, Mon-Sat evening & Sun afternoon

Upper Shelf

Volunteers sort donations, track inventory, and pack the outreach vans under the leadership of interns in our Upper Shelf Internship Program.

Suitable for: Individuals, groups, and teens 12+ with a guardian
Time commitment: 2-3-hour week-day shifts

Recipe for Success

As a volunteer in our commercial kitchen, you will help prepare meals for our outreach van clients under the leadership of interns in our Recipe for Success Paid Internship Program.

Suitable for: Individuals, groups, and teens 12+ with a guardian
Time commitment: 3-hour week-day shifts

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At-home or At-office Volunteer Opportunities

Workshop Facilitator

Share your expertise with participants in our work and life skills training programs and contribute in high-impact ways to the growth and development of their lives.

Suitable for: Individuals (adult)
Time commitment: 2-3 hours per session (2-3 sessions per year, per program)

Make-a-Meal

Prepare sandwiches, baked goods and other treats at home for distribution on our outreach vans to individuals facing poverty and homelessness.

Suitable for: Individuals, groups, kids, and teens
Time commitment: Up to you!

Make-a-Blanket

Gather your friends, family, classmates, or colleagues and make warm, no-sew blankets to be distributed via our outreach vans to clients facing homelessness during the cold winter months.

Suitable for: Individuals, groups, kids, and teens
Time commitment: Up to you!

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Group/Family Volunteer Opportunities

B’nai Mitzvah Program

This robust program provides a hands-on opportunity to put the practices of tikkun olam and tzedakah into action to help address poverty and homelessness in our community. The program includes an engaging workshop on poverty as a social problem and the Jewish values that drive its solutions, a custom fundraising page, as well as the opportunity to volunteer on the MJRH outreach van.

Suitable for: 12+ with a guardian
Time commitment: 5-6 hour shift on the outreach van

Clothing and Supply Drives

Coordinate donation drives for clothing, hygiene products, and other supplies, or host a kit-packing event and pack kits full of our most needed supplies.

Suitable for: Individuals, groups, kids, and teens
Time commitment: Up to you!

Corporate Volunteering

Foster a sense of belonging among your team while giving back to the community in a fun and meaningful way. This program offers a robust, hands-on volunteer experience for corporate and community groups which can be tailored to your needs.

Financial contribution: $1,000 per group for a tailored session hosted by our Volunteer Partnerships Coordinator

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Still unsure? Contact us to schedule a time to chat.

volunteer@veahavta.org or 416.964.7698 ext. 216

 

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