There are three primary Jewish principles that unify, engage, and motivate our Jewish Community:
The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties works with our beneficiary agencies in the community to help aid those in need by recruiting volunteers to spend their time and enthusiasm on important community projects. Volunteers are an integral part of any Jewish Federation and by participating in Jewish Volunteer Central programs, you will not only gain personal satisfaction from helping others but you will leave a lasting positive impact on your community. We strive to partner on and create varied volunteers experiences so that we may engage your unique interests and skillsets and meet our community’s diverse needs.
Our volunteer program is growing and we would love to have you join us. Please contact Bari Becker, Community Engagement Manager, at 727.530.3223 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Additional opportunities are also available. Please indicate that you'd like to explore other opportunities than the ones listed below by selecting "Other" on the registration page.
The Inn on the Pond is looking for people from all walks of life and all ages, who want to share their time and talents. Just a smile and a quick hello can make the difference for a resident who is feeling alone and lonely. Some volunteers come in on a consistent basis and some come in as needed. All are welcome.
Examples of volunteer opportunities include: Bingo, accompanying residents on trips to restaurants, movies or museums, arts and crafts, one-on-one visitors, or swimming pool companions. If you have a special talent, just want to share trip photos, or talk about your hobby, we would love to have you!
In addition, Inn On The Pond is looking for volunteers for their Friday night blessings. The program begins at 5:00pm and only lasts for a short while. Don’t be shy about reading the blessings. All are welcome to volunteer and they will provide you with everything you need! Other opportunities at Inn On The Pond may be provided upon request.
Jewish National Fund, located in Clearwater, needs help with several tasks in the office:
• preparing marketing materials/packets for meetings and presentations
• organizing and producing name tags for events, board meetings, etc.
• writing thank you notes to donors, vendors, volunteers
• Making calls to invite people to events, both small and large
Occasional volunteers are needed for the delivery of care packages to people in the community who are ill or who could benefit from a care package. Time committment to this ongoing project is as little or often as you'd like it to be!
Weekly volunteers are needed for the following projects:
Aleph Champ Mentors- Volunteers who read and speak Hebrew are needed to help Hebrew school students master their reading skills. This opportunity involves reading one on one with students at various stages of their Hebrew language education
Hebrew School Assistant- Involves assisting in the light set up of Hebrew school classrooms such as arranging snacks, taking photos, helping teachers, etc.
Shopper- Involves shopping at Sams Club on an almost weekly basis for the organization. Heavy items will be put together by Sams Club personnel, so the volunteer will just shop for light items.
Menorah Manor is looking for people from all walks of life and all ages, who want to share their time and talents. They have a vibrant junior volunteer program as well as volunteers who are over ninety years of age! Just a smile and a quick hello can make the difference for a resident who is feeling alone and lonely. Some volunteers come in on a consistent basis and some come in as needed. All are welcome.
Examples of volunteer opportunities include: Bingo, shopping, gift shop, art, tai chi, walks & patio visits, wheelchair transport, special friend visitors, manicurist, song leader, day center help, swim help, card help and poker volunteer. More volunteer opportunities are available upon request.
There are two ways to be a volunteers at GCJFCS: weekly/monthly or for special events only.
There are a few benchmark programs highlighted separately where volunteers are needed, but there also other opportunities available if none of those are right for you.
Holocaust Programs- Annual Holocaust Luncheon: registrations, serving food, seating guests
Chanukah Bazaar- Host a toy drive, help with set up and break down of event
Transportation- drive clients to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, transport Holocaust survivors to special events, transport Holocaust survivors to support groups
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
Gulf Coast is looking volunteers to help in the office for various programs: filing, mailings, and other administrative work. This can be on a regular basis a few hours per week or occasionally for special projects – it is a very flexible opportunity.
This program is made possible by Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. Visit with the elderly, disabled, isolated, or inactive clients looking for companionship. There are many people in your area that would love to have a neighborly companion... get started today!
Yad b'Yad is a program provided by Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services where a Jewish adult acts as a mentor, companion, and role model to a Jewish chuld from a single-parent home. The program is open to children between the ages of 6 and 17. Some events the adult and child participate in include: Annual Chanukah party, sporting events, pizza parties, bowling, and go-carting.
Food Pantry and Semiannual Food Drive Opportunities:
Collect food/household items: pick up donated items from area synagogues and Jewish agencies, stock shelves
Mitzvah Project: collect food for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, then stock our shelves yourself or with your family.
*Semiannual food drives are during the High Holidays and Passover