Volunteer Opportunities

We believe that everyone can be involved in roles that optimize volunteer skills and experience while simultaneously strengthening our community’s Jewish organizations, including CJP.

Find out how you can get more involved as a volunteer at CJP and offer your specific professional skills and expertise. Or, explore the organizations below to get involved and make a positive impact on the lives of our community members.

A special message about volunteering and the coronavirus crisis

Especially during uncertain times, CJP is focused on the health and well-being of our entire community. Many of our community's regular and ongoing volunteer opportunities have been suspended or modified because of COVID-19. However, our community has also responded with creativity to meet the needs of the moment, sustaining our collective commitment to help the most vulnerable, through both in-person and virtual volunteering. To learn about up-to-date offerings, please visit JewishBoston.com/ACT.

Visit JewishBoston.com’s Coronavirus Community Resources page for information to stay connected, prepared, and informed. If you or someone you know in our community needs financial assistance during these difficult days, please visit the CJP Warmline or call the Warmline at 1-800-CJP-9500.

All Ages

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



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



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


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—2Life Communities)
  2. Instructors and Group Leaders (teach programs for seniorsJCHE)
  3. Friendly Visitors (connect with isolated seniors—JF&CS and JFSMW)
  4. Schechter Holocaust Services (Visit Holocaust survivors—JF&CS)
  5. Parkinsons Dance and Choral Volunteer (JF&CS)

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 Chaim Shabbat Meal Helper (help Jewish adults with mental illness—JF&CS)
  5. CHAI works (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)

Help immigrants and non-English speakers

  1. English for Speakers of Other Languages Classroom Assistance (help with language skills—JVS)

Share your knowledge

  1. Academic Services Tutoring (JVS)
  2. Resume and Professional Development Assistance (JVS)
  3. Bet Tzedek (provide pro-bono legal services—JF&CS)
  4. CJP's Real Estate Consulting Services - Volunteers work on a wide variety of projects including office relocation, strategic planning, real estate evaluation,
    architectural design and more.​
  5. NER BBYO Volunteer Advisor (Advisors are role models for BBYO members, helping AZA and BBG chapters with their programs, and working with teens to develop the character and confidence they need to handle the challenges of the high school years.​)