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Volunteer Opportunities

Here, actions speak louder than words. Find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you. All are welcome.

All Ages

  1. Family Table (help at a kosher food bank—JF&CS)
  2. First Friends (help new immigrants—JF&CS)
  3. Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy(help young children discover the joy of reading—JCRC)
  4. Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (multiple opportunities—General Interest Form)


  1. B'nai TELEM (community service—JCRC)


  1. First Friends (help new immigrants—JF&CS)
  2. Friendly Visitors (help isolated seniors—JF&CS)
  3. Gateways Sunday Program (support special needs studentsGateways)
  4. Teen Madrichim Training (train to work with diverse learnersGateways)
  5. Mitzvah Menches(social action youth groupGateways)
  6. TELEM (community service and organizing—JCRC)

Young Adults

  1. ReachOut! (community service—JCRC)

All Adults

Volunteer with children
  1. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (mentor kids—JBBBS)
  2. Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (help young children discover the joy of reading—JCRC)
  3. Reducing Achievement Gaps (tutor 3rd, 4th and 5th graders—JFSMW)

Volunteer with seniors
  1. Healthy Aging (lead classes for seniors—JFSMW)
  2. Instructors and Group Leaders (teach programs for seniorsJCHE)
  3. Friendly Visitors (connect with isolated seniors—JF&CS and JFSMW)

Help people with disabilities
  1. Sunday Swim and Sing Respite (help children with severe physical disabilities—JF&CS)
  2. B’nei Mitzvah Program (tutor special needs studentsGateways)
  3. Friend 2 Friend (befriend an adult with special needs—JBBBS)
  4. Chaverim Shel Shalom (help Jewish adults with mental illness—JF&CS)

Assist families
  1. Family Table (help at a kosher food bank—JF&CS)
  2. Visiting Moms (lend support to new moms—JF&CS)
  3. Share Your Skills (help families with small tasks—JFSMW)

Help immigrants and non-English speakers
  1. First Friends (help new immigrants–JF&CS)
  2. English for Speakers of Other Languages (help with language skills—JVS)

Share your knowledge
  1. Literacy & Adult Basic Education (tutor in computer skills—JVS)
  2. GED & High School Diploma Programs (help teach skills—JVS)
  3. Job Search Training (assist low-income job seekers—JVS)
  4. Jewish Women’s Career Network (mentoring opportunities—JVS)
  5. Career Advisory Network (share info about your field—JVS)
  6. Income Tax Assistant (prepare taxes for low-income earners—JVS)
  7. Bet Tzedek (provide pro-bono legal services—JF&CS)

Give tours
  1. Holocaust Awareness (give tours at the New England Holocaust Memorial)