Description: Volunteering Experience; Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 9:30am-11am. Boys and girls in 6th and 7th grades.
Mitzvah Volu ...read moreVolunteering Experience; Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 9:30am-11am. Boys and girls in 6th and 7th grades.
Mitzvah Volunteer Program is a four week orientation program for programs boys and girls ages 12-13 that teachers volunteers how to interact with children with special needs.
Volunteers will learn about various disabilities, appropriate conduct when volunteering, the importance of giving back to the community and the huge impact they can make on others.
For more information, please call Chanie at 310-280-0955 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. read less
Description: On Sunday, April 2, 2017 take part in Good Deeds Day — an annual tradition that all started in Israel with the sim ...read moreOn Sunday, April 2, 2017 take part in Good Deeds Day — an annual tradition that all started in Israel with the simple idea that even the smallest of positive actions empowers each of us to change the world for the better. Our Federation is offering six ways to join in on the global celebration:
Senior Prom — The Senior Prom is one of the most fun, heart-warming volunteer projects of the year. The Federation's young adult group, YALA (20s and 30s) will be our volunteers who will spend the afternoon setting up, welcoming guests, serving food, dancing with a bubbie/zayda, and most importantly, making sure the seniors have a blast!
Heal the Bay — Specifically open to members of The Network, alumni of Federation leadership programs, join us down at the shore to clean up Santa Monica Beach! We’ll focus on picking up those pieces of trash that often get overlooked but pose a danger to ocean animals and our environment.
L’Dough V’Dough — Please join us as we bring Holocaust survivors to tell their incredible stories and braid and bake challah with our volunteers.
YES Scholars — Help prepare under-served students for the rigorous private school admissions process by conducting mock interviews and providing constructive feedback.
Shemesh Organic Farm — Please join us for this “Day of Good Deeds” project as we volunteer at Shemesh Organic Farm at Camp JCA Shalom. We will have the opportunity to plant in their garden, participate in a short interactive program, and then enjoy their amazing animal center. Volunteers of all ages are welcome!
Wildlife Waystation — Get up close but not too personal with retired Hollywood and rescued animals, and perform gardening tasks such as raking, digging holes, hauling dirt, painting, and light construction. (Please note: Volunteers must be age 18 or older.)
Description: Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 11:15 am - 4 pm.
Family day of volunteering! Ride the big yellow bus & perform mitzv ...read moreSunday, April 2, 2017 from 11:15 am - 4 pm.
Family day of volunteering! Ride the big yellow bus & perform mitzvot in our community.
Adult $18 each; Child (ages 8-12) $12 each (Children under 8, contact for more information) Space is limited
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Description: Sunday, April 23, June 11, 2017 Following the Friendship Circle model of pairing individuals with special needs with ...read moreSunday, April 23, June 11, 2017 Following the Friendship Circle model of pairing individuals with special needs with typical volunteers for pastimes of friendship and recreation, Hang'n with Friends offers activities and modes of entertainment that are more age-appropriate for young adults. Scavenger hunts, community service projects, educational field trips, social outings, shopping sprees, gift and greeting-card campaigns for soldiers standing in the front lines in the defense of freedom - are some of the highlights of the Hang'n with Friends itinerary. Finally, adults with special needs are receiving the love, joy and friendship they too so desperately need and deserve.
For adults with special needs ages 15+. (818) 865-2233. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details.
Website: http://www.friendshipcircleca.org. read less
Description: Sunday, April 30th, 2017;
JWW's Walk to End Genocide is a family-friendly Sunday morning walk and festival to ...read moreSunday, April 30th, 2017;
JWW's Walk to End Genocide is a family-friendly Sunday morning walk and festival to raise awareness and funds for the survivors of genocide and mass atrocities. Join thousands at the largest anti-genocide gathering in the country, with live music, food trucks and a silent auction. Join your synagogue's Walk team, or start your own! Take one step closer to a world without genocide. Register now at www.walktoendgenocide.org.
Phone: (818) 501-1836;
Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036;
Website: http://walktoendgenocide.orgread less
Description: Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Why walk? Genocide and mass atrocities are NOT yesterday's news. Don't s ...read moreSunday, May 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Why walk? Genocide and mass atrocities are NOT yesterday's news. Don't stand idly by. Stand up and walk! Together we can make a difference! Walk held at Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn how your actions can change lives and to be inspired by the successes that your efforts have helped JWW to achieve. It's not just a Walk- it's a Celebration of our community of conscience! Address: Temple Etz Chaim 1080 Janss Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.
Website: http://www.walktoendgenocide.org/read less
Description: Session 1: June 26 – 30, 2017 at Sinai Synagogue
Are you a teen with a passion for changing the world? This summe ...read moreSession 1: June 26 – 30, 2017 at Sinai Synagogue
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: 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 email@example.com
Phone: (323) 761-8621;
Website: http://www.bjela.org/servicecorps/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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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: Sherut L’Olam is an innovative, exciting leadership program that educates 9-11th graders about the most critical s ...read moreSherut L’Olam is an innovative, exciting leadership program that educates 9-11th graders about the most critical social justice and environmental issues facing our world so that they can address these issues and positively impact the world.
Bringing teens from all parts of the Los Angeles area.
· Conejo Valley
· San Fernando Valley/Santa Clarita
· Los Angeles
· South Bay
During the year, Sherut L'Olam Teens will explore how to heal our planet with the Shalom Institute, and they will help those in need with Jewish World Watch. They will also partner with the Jewish Federation to focus on the community with a Community Leadership Track helping those in need in Los Angeles.
The teens receive training in Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens," and learn leadership and life skills with Reason Media Group. Additionally, teens improve their communication skills by working with a team of award-winning public speaking champions and communications specialists.
These valuable leadership, teambuilding, communication and advocacy skills will enable the Sherut L'Olam teens to teach and model what they have learned in a highly effective and professional manner.
The Sherut L'Olam Teen Leaders will:
· Receive 50 hours or more of community service!
· Get trained in advanced leadership and advocacy skills
· Learn directly from experts in social justice, community leadership, environmental education, teen leadership and communication development.
· Be an integral part of coordinating major community events
· Work closely with an elite group of teens from throughout Los Angeles
To apply, visit https://shalominstitute.wufoo.com/forms/q29kzjt0o0u9yb/. The application deadline is September 16, 2016.
Sherut L'Olam is a program of Shalom Institute, and is funded by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The Sherut L'Olam year is October 2016- May, 2017. To learn more about Sherut L'Olam and the scholarships available, visit www.sherutlolam.com, or email Arthur Pinchev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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