Description: Sherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice ...read moreSherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice and empower them to engage with the world. Informed and inspired by Jewish tradition and ethics, Sherut L’Olam draws on environmental and social justice activists as well as experts in public speaking, team building and communication. In addition to gaining a greater understanding of important issues of the day, Sheruters will develop the skills to teach and model what they have learned in a more confident and effective manner. Sherut L’Olam brings together teens from across Southern California: the South Bay, Westside, and the Conejo, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
The Sherut L'Olam Senior Fellowship runs from October 2017 - March 2018.
The program includes:
Three weekend retreats at Shalom Institute
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
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Description: Join BJE on Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00 am to noon for BJE@80 Community Service Day at the beautiful Shemesh Org ...read moreJoin BJE on Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00 am to noon for BJE@80 Community Service Day at the beautiful Shemesh Organic Farm at Shalom Institute, in Malibu.
For kids of all ages, come spend a couple of hours in the Malibu mountains, while giving a helping hand to Shemesh Organic Farm. This is a perfect opportunity for families and friends to enjoy the outdoors and make a difference.
The morning may include:
- tree pruning
- fertilizing fruit trees w/compost
- property maintenance (weeding, spreading mulch)
- planting trees
Please dress appropriately to work on a farm: closed toe shoes, comfortable clothes, wear/bring sunscreen and hat. Water and snacks will be provided. Parking is free.
If you would like more information and to RSVP (which is mandatory), please contact Millie Wexler or 323-761-8631. read less
Description: AJWS Volunteer Summer is a dynamic yearlong program that weaves together an in-depth exploration of international de ...read moreAJWS Volunteer Summer is a dynamic yearlong program that weaves together an in-depth exploration of international development through work and study. Beginning with a seven-week intensive summer experience abroad, the program provides students, aged 16-24, with the opportunity to make an impact in the world. This includes:
-Living in rural communities in the developing world.
-Learning about local traditions and international development.
-Exploring social justice within a pluralistic Jewish group.
-Working on sustainable development projects such as digging a potable water system; constructing an elementary school or building latrines.
-Engaging in skill building and networking throughout the year.
Following the summer, participants continue their service through domestic programming, at retreats and with projects that continue to develop their skills as advocates for human rights.
Locations: Peru, Ghana, Uganda and India
Program Dates: TBA; Application Deadline: TBA;
Los Angeles Applicants: Scholarships are available from the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles!
Contact Person: Alexis Kort
Phone: (212) 792-2919;
Website: http://ajws.orgread less
Description: The AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing s ...read moreThe AYSO VIP program is designed to allow kids and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy playing soccer in an organized and safe environment. Teen and parent volunteers are an important part of this program. All games will be played in the Beverly Hills area on Sundays from 10-11AM during March & April. Volunteer hours towards schools and colleges are available. No experience necessary to be a player or volunteer (just a big heart) as we will train you.
Contact Person: Brian Ashkenazi;
Address: La Cienega/Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211;
Website: http://ayso76.org/Program/vip.cfmread less
Description: Jewish Service Learning is the formal integration of community service, instruction, Jewish learning, and reflection ...read moreJewish Service Learning is the formal integration of community service, instruction, Jewish learning, and reflection and is a powerful way to build teen self-confidence, achievement, Jewish identity, citizenship, and character. We are a resource for teens who want to make a meaningful impact in their community, for educators who want to deepen community service into powerful learning experiences, and for organizations looking to cultivate passionate teen volunteers.
Contact Person: Alisha Pedowitz;
Phone: (323) 761-8621;
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90048;
Website: http://bjeimpact.orgread less
Description: Session 2: August 7 – 11, 2017 at Valley Beth Shalom Are you a teen with a passion for changing the world? This s ...read moreSession 2: August 7 – 11, 2017 at Valley Beth Shalom Are you a teen with a passion for changing the world? This summer, put your passion to work and your values into action. Join the BJE Teen Service Corps and: discover how you can make a significant impact, engage in hands-on service, reflection and connection to Jewish life and have fun! Earn 12 hours of community service credit per session! Limited CIT/Leadership positions for campers entering grades 10 and above;
Contact Liat Vorobiev at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (323) 761-8621;
Website: http://www.bjela.org/servicecorps/read less
Description: A teen led youth group for teens entering grades 7 through 12. Monthly monthly activities including bowling, IMAX m ...read moreA teen led youth group for teens entering grades 7 through 12. Monthly monthly activities including bowling, IMAX movie night, pool party, dj dance party, Shabbat dinner and game night, JCA retreat, talent show, fundraisers, roller/ice skating, lazer tag, sky high, MB2, miniature golfing, scavenger hunt, and beach trip, including some Jewish holiday themes. Join us! Contact Carla Adivi at email@example.com; Phone: 818-870-0459; http://www.vosla.orgread less
Description: The site-based model involves a partnership between JBBBSLA and a school or community organization, bringing volunte ...read moreThe site-based model involves a partnership between JBBBSLA and a school or community organization, bringing volunteers at designated times to develop one-to-one friendships with mentees. Mentors generally engage in activities with their “Little” both independently and as part of a larger group. For each program we require a one-year minimum volunteer commitment, although we encourage relationships to continue beyond the first year when both parties remain interested.
Contact Person: Megan Koehler;
Phone: (323) 456-1143;
Website: http://www.jbbbsla.orgread less
Description: The SOVA Community Food and Resource Program provides free groceries (kosher products available) and supportive serv ...read moreThe SOVA Community Food and Resource Program provides free groceries (kosher products available) and supportive services for people in need. Volunteers pack grocery bags, stock shelves and sort donated food. Although children must be 12 and up to volunteer alone, younger children can participate along with their parents. Individuals and groups can be accomodated for either one-time or ongoing service.
Phone: (818) 988-7682
Address: 16439 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Website: http://www.jfsla.orgread less
Description: LimmudLA is a grassroots organization dedicated to connecting Jews of all ages, affiliations and orientations in Sou ...read moreLimmudLA is a grassroots organization dedicated to connecting Jews of all ages, affiliations and orientations in Southern California through volunteerism and cross-communal learning. All LimmudLA events are planned and executed by a diverse corps of volunteers, including teens! Through LimmudLA, you will form relationships with people you may not have otherwise met, encounter new ideas, and work toward the common goal of connecting Jews across the spectrum. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (310) 499-1787; Address: 1880 Century Park East; Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90067; http://limmudla.orgread less
Description: Nashuva is a spiritual community whose mission is to bring Jews back to a Judaism that is relevant, meaningful, joyo ...read moreNashuva is a spiritual community whose mission is to bring Jews back to a Judaism that is relevant, meaningful, joyous and transformational. At Nashuva, we believe that prayer leads us to action. It reminds us that we are here to heal this broken world. Nashuva is a service that leads to service. On the first Friday of each month we pray together, on the third Sunday of each month we serve together to bring light to some dark corner of our city. All teens are welcome to participate in our social action events; community service credits are available!
Contact Person: Julie Drucker;
Website: http://nashuva.comread less
Description: Become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Buddy! Attend weekly Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes with children who have autism or other special ...read moreBecome a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Buddy! Attend weekly Bar/Bat Mitzvah classes with children who have autism or other special needs and help them prepare for their "big day." Classes take place on Mondays from 3:30-5:15PM. Community service hours are available.
Contact Person: Naomi Salamon;
Phone: (310) 836-1223 x322;
Address: 3200 Motor Ave. LA, CA, 90034;
Website: http://www.vistadelmar.orgread less
Description: Founded in 1977, Tomchei Shabbos of Los Angeles has been lovingly providing essential Shabbat food packages to thou ...read moreFounded in 1977, Tomchei Shabbos of Los Angeles has been lovingly providing essential Shabbat food packages to thousands of needy Jewish families in the community. Every Thursday, volunteers of all ages visit Tomchei warehouses to fill boxes with food and Shabbat supplies. The boxes are then delivered with the utmost discretion and care to recipients. Warehouses are located in the city and the valley at the following addresses:
City: 7165 Willoughby Ave. LA, CA 90046; (323) 851-1000;
Valley: 12405 Sylvan St. North Hollywood, CA 91607; (818) 517 4902;
Website: http://tomcheishabbos.orgread less
Description: Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individual ...read moreYachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, is dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of individuals with disabilities, ensuring their participation in the full spectrum of Jewish life. Yachad LA offers weekly social programs for children, teens & adults, relationship building courses, social media workshops, shabbaton experiences, a birthright trip and summer programs. Teen community service opportunities are available.
Phone: (310) 948-8307;
Address: 9831 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035;
Website: http://yachad.orgread less
Description: The Zimmer Museum is proud to offer community service hours for friendly and motivated teens who want a rewarding vo ...read moreThe Zimmer Museum is proud to offer community service hours for friendly and motivated teens who want a rewarding volunteer experience in a unique environment. Volunteers will be able to learn the ins and outs of an interactive children's museum by working with musuem educators on family programs.
Phone: (323) 761-8989;
Address: 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048;
Website: http://www.zimmermuseum.orgread less