Description: Join us Fridays from 2-3pm. Hand in Hand Kids is designed for children 3- 8 years old. For children of all abilities ...read moreJoin us Fridays from 2-3pm. Hand in Hand Kids is designed for children 3- 8 years old. For children of all abilities to develop friendships, strengthen motor skills and engage in a variety of creative activities in an inclusive social setting. Our buddy system pairs children with special needs with the same-aged peers, to encourage long-lasting friendships that enhance each other's lives. The peers that participate in the program receive specific training and guidance. Directed by Cantor Marcelo Gindlin.
Building a foundation of friendships that will last a lifetime! read less
Description: Thursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM.
Session #1: November 21, December 5, 2019
Session # 2: February 13, February 20, Februa ...read moreThursdays at 7:00-8:00 PM.
Session #1: November 21, December 5, 2019
Session # 2: February 13, February 20, February 27, March 5
Session #3: March 26, March 2, March 23, March 30, 2020
The Mitzvah Volunteer Program is a four-week orientation program for boys and girls that teaches our volunteers how to interact with children who have 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 Boys and Girls in 6th-8th Grades.
For more information, please call Chanie at 310-280-0955 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. read less
Description: February 28th - March 1st, 2020
Social Justice Camp is an experiential program that exposes teens to the importance ...read moreFebruary 28th - March 1st, 2020
Social Justice Camp is an experiential program that exposes teens to the importance of community service and philanthropy based on our community’s value of making the world a better place. Our teens' volunteer with community organizations, interact with guest speakers and build lasting relationships with other teens. To conclude the program, participants decide how to allocate funds to the organizations they find most meaningful and impactful during their experience.
All participants will receive 12 community service hours. read less
Description: March 29th, 2020
Join us for a volunteer day up the tall green mountain to help beautify camp. We will put in some ...read moreMarch 29th, 2020
Join us for a volunteer day up the tall green mountain to help beautify camp. We will put in some hard work and have a blast completing the meaningful projects that will help camp at its best for the Summer! Contribute as much time as you’d like and stay for lunch! More details to come 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: Sundays, October 28, November 25, December 30, 2018, January 27,
February 24, April 14, 2019. The location and tim ...read moreSundays, October 28, November 25, December 30, 2018, January 27,
February 24, April 14, 2019. The location and time vary from month to month. Details will be announced prior to each event. Please Contact us for further details.
Following the Friendship Circle model of pairing individuals with special needs with typical volunteers for pastimes of friendship and recreation, Hangin 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: 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 Los Angeles Jewish Home offers a variety volunteer opportunities on both campuses located in Reseda (the San Fer ...read moreThe Los Angeles Jewish Home offers a variety volunteer opportunities on both campuses located in Reseda (the San Fernando Valley) including: leading/assisting group activities, one to one match with a resident, reading to residents, calling bingo, assisting in arts and crafts, teaching computer workshops, playing a musical instrument, helping with Shabbat activities plus many more.
We welcome families, school-age children and middle/high school students to volunteer their time, love, compassion and acts of loving kindness with the residents of the Jewish Home. We do offer and will verify community service hours for students.
Please contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (818) 774-3116. read 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: BE PART OF A MIRACLE!
The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors ...read moreBE PART OF A MIRACLE!
The Miracle Project is always looking for volunteers – or, as we call them, “co-actors.” Co-actors are peer role models — participating alongside those with autism and other disabilities serving as a friend, classmate, and creative partner.
Co-actors with The Miracle Project will be trained in Elaine Hall’s “Inclusion from WithIn” methodology and might have the opportunity to perform with The Miracle Project in live productions or on film.
We welcome co-actors of all ages and all backgrounds and encourage siblings and similar-age relatives (such as cousins) of program participants to serve as co-actors in classes, as well.
To sign up to be a volunteer, please fill out a volunteer application.
For more information about volunteering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. read 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: Recruiting for Good, is a staffing agency in LA that connects professionals to great jobs in Accounting/Finance, Eng ...read moreRecruiting for Good, is a staffing agency in LA that connects professionals to great jobs in Accounting/Finance, Engineering/Information Technology, Marketing/Sales; and generates proceeds for Kids Causes. We are sponsoring ‘Join the Mitzvah Club’ to reward referrals with $1800 savings for education, camp, and travel. www.RecruitingforGood.com
We work collaboratively with families to reward the benefits and perks they want most. To learn more about how to participate, please email Jen@RecruitingforGood.comread less
Description: Sharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgro ...read moreSharsheret, Hebrew for chain, is the only national organization supporting Jewish women and families, of all backgrounds, facing breast and ovarian cancer—those who are diagnosed and those at high risk. Sharsheret is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. To date, we have served close to 70,000 women, families, health care professionals, community leaders, and students from all 50 states. All Sharsheret programs serve all women and men.
As a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, Sharsheret shapes messaging and programs at the national level. Recognizing Sharsheret as the model for culturally-relevant breast cancer support, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the organization two multi-year grants to develop support programs. Additionally, Sharsheret participates in psychosocial research studies and evaluations in partnership with federal agencies and major cancer centers, including Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.
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Description: Sharsheret provides meaningful ways for b’nai mitzvah to include a chessed component in their celebrations. As the ...read moreSharsheret provides meaningful ways for b’nai mitzvah to include a chessed component in their celebrations. As they reach this important milestone in their lives, Sharsheret works with b’nai mitzvah individually to develop a project that meets their specific interest and needs. read less
Description: Tue, Oct 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 12:15 PM
ShemeshFarms, an initiative of Shalom Institute is excite ...read moreTue, Oct 8, 2019, 11:00 AM – Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 12:15 PM
ShemeshFarms, an initiative of Shalom Institute is excited to offer enrichment classes each month through June 2020. Jewish Federation of Los Angeles gifted us with the opportunity to create a menu of classes for young adults with diverse abilities as well as young adults with all abilities to take classes at no cost in the areas of:
Culinary Arts, Farming & Gardening Arts, and Ceramic Nature Arts.
Most classes will take place at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue. For the month of October here are the one-time classes being offered. You can sign up for one or all three. Spaces are limited. If a class is full you will be notified. If you are an organization with clients, please either sign in with your client's name or your organization's name. Please reserve your spot by emailing Michelle@shalominstitute.com and include your name ( or name of organization) and the name of the class(es) you wish to sign up for. You will get an email back with a confirmation.
Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue ( and a few other locations)
24855 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 read less
Description: Shalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the com ...read moreShalom Institute’s ShemeshFarms helps integrate young adults with special needs and diverse abilities into the community, and empowers them through meaningful employment, skill development, socialization, and provides them a purpose.
ShemeshFarms employees – called Farm Fellows – work on Shemesh Organic Farm planting and harvesting, and creating our signature ShemeshFarms herb-infused culinary salts, Malibu pink pepper, and spices which we sell at ShemeshFarm Stands at Los Angeles area Farmer’s Markets and on Shemeshfarms.com. The Farm Fellows participate in every aspect of the enterprise which includes branding, marketing, farming, product development, sales, and packaging and shipping the products sold via our online store.
Farm Fellows also create crafts to sell at the Farmer’s Markets and spend time in health and wellness activities – such as hiking and yoga – while at Shalom Institute.
For more information, contact our ShemeshFarms Director, Michelle Cait at firstname.lastname@example.org. read less
Description: The Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulfill community service project ...read moreThe Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulfill community service projects and hours in a fun and meaningful way. Junior fellows will develop their public speaking/advocacy and communication skills with teens from all over the Greater Los Angeles area.
Sherut 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.
The Sherut L'Olam Junior Fellowship runs from December 2019 - March 2020.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 Opening Program @ Camp Alonim
January 31 - February 2, 2020 Weekend #1 @ Camp Alonim
March 20-22, 2020 Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim
The program includes:
Two-weekend retreats at Shalom Institute
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
25+ hours of community service read less
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 2019 - April 2020.
The program includes:
October 13, 2019 Opening Program @ Camp Alonim
December 13-15, 2019 Weekend #1 @ Camp Alonim
February 28 - March 1, 2020 Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim
April 3-5, 2020 - Weekend #3 @ Camp Alonim
Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
35+ hours community service read less
Description: The Skirball Cultural Center seeks friendly, outgoing, and motivated teens to join the Skirball Teen Corps. By parti ...read moreThe Skirball Cultural Center seeks friendly, outgoing, and motivated teens to join the Skirball Teen Corps. By participating in this volunteer program, teens gain community service credit, professional experience in a museum setting, exposure to arts and cultural events, and the chance to work alongside museum staff and other teens from around Los Angeles. Participants are also invited to attend Skirball film screenings, concerts, lectures, and other enriching, fun-filled Skirball public programs for free!
Website: http://www.skirball.org/about/teen-opportunitiesread less
Description: Receive leadership training, lead programs large and small for camp Yofi, gain hands-on experience working in classr ...read moreReceive leadership training, lead programs large and small for camp Yofi, gain hands-on experience working in classrooms, participate in off-site teen-only programs, get CPR certified, and pick the schedule that is best for your summer plans.
Please fill out the form to register your teens for our Summer Camp Yofi CIT program. If you have any questions, please contact our Youth Director, Avi Vogel, at (818)346-3545 or email@example.com. https://templealiyah.org/teensummer/read 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