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 big difference in the lives of others.

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Volunteer Positions


On-Site Volunteer Positions

Outreach Van Volunteer

Our most well-known volunteer role, join our experienced outreach workers on the MJRH outreach van and help distribute nutritious meals, essential clothing, and hygiene supplies to those experiencing homelessness.

Suitable for teens (14+ with an adult) and adults.

Time commitment: 6-hour evening shifts, nightly

See what it’s like to volunteer on the van! 

Warehouse Volunteer

Provide much-needed support in our warehouse sorting clothing and hygiene donations under the supervision of a staff member. Previous volunteer experience with Ve’ahavta (especially the van) is a strong asset for this role, but any past volunteering with Ve’ahavta is helpful.

Suitable for teens and adults.

Time commitment: 2-3 hour weekday shifts

See what it’s like to be a warehouse volunteer!

Kitchen Volunteer

Join our entirely revamped meal preparation program and help prepare hot meals, which are distributed on our MJRH outreach van. This role is ideal for people who love to cook and takes place in our brand-new, on-site, commercial kitchen.

Suitable for teens, adults, and groups.

Time commitment: 3-hour weekday shifts, ideally at least one recurring shift weekly or bi-weekly

See what it’s like to be a kitchen volunteer!

B’nai Mitzvah Program

This program offers a robust, hands-on introduction to poverty as a social problem and the Jewish values that drive its solution. 

Suitable for 12-13 year olds (with a guardian).

Time commitment: A 5-6 hour shift on the outreach van (with guardian)

Register here

At-Home Volunteer Positions

Workshop Facilitator

Our training programs help individuals marginalized by poverty develop pre-employment and life skills, helping them find pathways to stability, self-sufficiency and success. Be part of this transformational program by delivering 30-40 minute online workshops.

Suitable for adults.

Time commitment: 2-3 hours per session (2-3 sessions per year, per program)

See what it’s like to be a workshop facilitator!

Make-a-Meal Program

Prepare soups, sandwiches, baked goods and other treats at home, which will then be distributed by our outreach van to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Suitable for kids, teens, and adults.

Time commitment: Up to you!

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Make-a-Blanket Program

Make a warm, no-sew blanket to be distributed to our clients on the MJRH outreach van. Gather your friends, family, classmates, or colleagues and see how many blankets you can make together!

Suitable for kids, teens, adults, and groups.

Time commitment: Up to you!

See what it’s like to be a youth volunteer!
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Donation Pickup

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: As needed

Group Volunteer Options

Drive to Survive

Coordinate donation drives for clothing, hygiene products and other supplies among your friends, family, or classmates for the people served by our MJRH outreach van.

Suitable for kids, teens, adults and groups.

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Kits for a Cause

Looking for an easy team-building, hands-on, engaging and fun volunteer opportunity to make an impact with your employees, friends or family? Host your own kit-packing event and pack kits full of our most-needed supplies. This is the perfect option for: school groups, corporate volunteers, faith-based organizations and groups of friends! This activity can be completely customized to whenever and wherever fits best for you.

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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

Suitable for kids, teens, adults and groups.

Project Give Back

If you selected Ve’ahavta for Project Give Back, here’s an overview of everything you need for your project.

Suitable for kids, teens, and students.

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