Share your time to make a difference at WJCS
"How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world." Anne Frank
The Office of Volunteer Resources empowers every volunteer to reach his or her caring potential by sharing time and skills with our clients. Flexible,meaningful opportunities are available in many WJCS programs to help others, assist with office functions or share talents and skills. Volunteers may mentor or tutor a child, visit in our group homes for the developmentally disabled or or assist with clerical work.
Projects can be on-going or occasional and can be arranged for individuals or groups. Each volunteer is interviewed and placed according to one's special interests and skills. Local organizations and synagogues also participate in community service projects at WJCS sites. A Volunteer Recognition event acknowledges the many dedicated people who contribute so meaningfully to WJCS.
A volunteer-driven effort, WJCS sponsors Pass It On Kid’s Kloset, which provides new and gently-used children’s clothing and essentials free of charge to local families in need. To find out more about volunteering, donating clothing and baby items, making a financial contribution to Kid’s Kloset, click here.
WJCS participates actively in the Back-to-School Clothes for Kids drive each summer that collects school supplies and school clothing for low-income children involved in WJCS programs. We also engage in a Holiday Gift Drive to collect and distribute holiday gifts and gift certificiates for needy children, adults and families connected to our programs. Corporations and individuals are encouraged to shop with our teens, develop corporate on-site clothing and gift drives or work with Meryl Lewis, Coordinator of Volunteer and Corporate Resources (email@example.com) to help provide items for our families. Click here for a sample of WJCS Volunteer Opportunities
Several programs rely completely upon volunteers for their work. These include:
COMPEER: A supportive program that matches "friends" to provide companionship to people recovering from mental illness. Time commitments vary, usually 2-4 hours per month, and include telephone conversations and social outings.
The Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse acts as a umbrella for more than 270 mutual support groups throughout Westchester, providing information and referral, assistance in the formation of new groups and training of volunteer group leaders.
Click here to submit an on-line Volunteer Application
For complete information or to volunteer, contact:
Meryl Lewis, Coordinator, Volunteer and Corporate Resources
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext. 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.