Volunteer

Jewish Federation’s Volunteer Center organizes many volunteer opportunities for you and your family throughout northern New Jersey. Get involved for the holidays or any day to make a positive difference in our community! For more information about volunteer opportunities to participate in, contact Beth Figman at bethf@jfnnj.org or call 201-820-3947.

June Opportunity

Volunteers Needed for "Rock Steady Boxing"

Rock Steady Boxing is an intense and rigorous regimen and plan of exercise for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. It is delivered in a welcoming, professional and supportive environment. The workout consists of a warm-up, boxing and cognitive workouts, as well as a cool down. Volunteers will be to help assist, starting the timers for the workouts and helping with the music. Classes will take place at the Jewish Home Assisted Living at 685 Westwood Avenue in River Vale.

 

Levels 1 and 2 | Tuesday and Thursday | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Levels 3 and 4 | Wednesday and Friday | 10:00 - 11:00 am

 

Immediate Need

Weekly from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Be a personal shopper for residents at a local assisted living facility.

Ongoing Opportunities

Work with Seniors

Drive seniors to their appointments, shopping or to visit friends.
Help serve lunch, clean up and socialize at Café Europa, a socialization group for Holocaust Survivors. Create art with resident artists with dementia (no artistic skills needed!).
Join a knitting circle and schmooze with seniors.
Be a friendly visitor and spend time with an isolated senior.

 

Work with Your Hands

Perform repairs, for low-income homeowners, the elderly, the disabled and chronically ill.

 

Welcome New Neighbors

Visit new moms and deliver Shalom Baby welcome bags.

 

Jewish Federation

Help with Federation’s Volunteer Resource Center programs.
Supplies for Success Backpack Program | Mitzvah Day | Bergen Reads

 

Offer Your Pro-bono Professional Services

Lawyers, doctors, dentists, CPAs, career counselors and other professionals give time to those in need.

 

Fight hunger

Deliver kosher meals to the homebound (weekly commitment)
Sort food, stock pantries, prepare emergency food packages

For Preteens and Teens

Assist with playgroups for children, newborn to age 3 and their parents (Must be 12+). Be a Book Buddy on Tuesdays or Thursdays | 4:00 - 5:00 pm (Must be 12+). Help 4th - 8th graders with homework after school (Must be 16+). Visit with children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship (Must be 12+). Bring your friendly pet to visit with seniors Transport seniors to Shabbat services (Must be 14+).

Volunteer 55+

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). Train for disaster preparedness and response. Provide homework assistance for first - fifth grade students. Deliver kosher meals to the homebound. Be a friendly visitor.