VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Share your time to make a difference at WJCS

“If not now, when?” -Rabbi Hillel  

Volunteering in WJCS programs is a great way to make a positive impact on the Westchester community while achieving a sense of personal fulfillment. WJCS has a vast range of programs that serve over 20,000 Westchester residents each year, many of whom are from the most under-served communities in our area. 

 

Youth & Families 

After-school enrichment. Our Volunteer Corps works with the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon to provide academic help and art, music, and other enrichment activities to elementary school aged children. 

Center Lane, Westchester’s only LGBTQ+ youth community center, seeks volunteers to help with resume building, job interviewing, nutritional education, and fitness. 

Parent Child Center volunteers assist in the WJCS drop-in center in New Rochelle. 

Mary J. Blige Center for Women and Girls in Yonkers welcomes volunteers to lead health and wellness classes for the community. 

 

Jewish Programs 

Kosher meals provided for seniors throughout Westchester County. Volunteers will create food packages at WJCS headquarters in White Plains and deliver them to home-bound seniors. Use of a personal vehicle to deliver meals is required. 

Bar and Bat Mitzvah community service projects. Please contact Diana Eppolito, Director of Community Engagement and Donor Relations, at [email protected] for more information. 

 

Developmental Disabilities 

Care Call Buddies stay in regular contact with adults in our community residences. Care calls have become a major tool in combating feelings of intense isolation.  

 

Mental Health 

Compeer creates one-to-one between volunteers and individuals who are going through a tough time. Volunteers provide supportive friendship, advocacy, increased social interaction, serve as positive role models and help with access to educational and recreational activities in the community. 

 

Seniors 

Care calls to seniors in WJCS programs help ease feelings of isolation for those who are home-bound or have reduced contact with loved ones. 

Friendly visits to seniors in our programs. 

 

Development Department 

Administrative help as needed for fundraising initiatives and special projects. 

The Marketing & Communications Department seeks volunteers who are skilled in digital and print media and who possess good research and writing skills. Volunteers will have the opportunity to create and schedule social media posts, design emails, flyers and brochures, and research and write articles for WJCS's website wjcs.com. 

 

Please click here to complete our volunteer application. You will be contacted by someone from our volunteer department shortly. 

 

The VIP Program is for adults over age 18 who are recovering from mental illness who wish to participate in a volunteer work experience are placed at non-profit organizations throughout Westchester, including WJCS. Volunteers gain the necessary tools to further aid them with their vocational goals. Program participants must commit to a minimum of 10 volunteer hours a week and be Westchester County residents. The VIP program also hosts monthly meetings to give members an opportunity to share their volunteer experiences. Monthly meeting topics range from: mental health empowerment, resources for Westchester residents, and even group socials. 

If you are interested in participating in the VIP program, please contact Jodi Maxner at [email protected]

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