MITZVAH OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
Make Sock Puppets and Jewelry for Kids in Need
Create "duck tape" bracelets and necklaces, and adorable sock puppets for children whose families cannot afford to purchase new toys and jewelry.
Spring Yard Cleaning
Roll up your sleeves and do basic yard cleanup such as clearing away leaves and branches, and mowing the lawn for an older adult who can no longer maintain their yard themselves.
Bookmarks for PJ Library®
Get your art supplies ready! Create bookmarks for local children who receive PJ Library books.
Make Toys and Biscuits for Dogs and Cats
Make handmade toys and treats for dogs and cats waiting to be adopted at Rescue Village and the Animal Protective League.
De-Library Book Project
Libraries gift thousands of books to the Cleveland Kids' Book Bank. Before they can be donated to families and schools, the books need to be "de-libraried" by removing plastic covers, crossing out library stamps, etc. Contactless book pickup for this flexible opportunity.
Knit/Crochet Fleece Lap Blankets for Older Adults in Nursing Homes
Handmade lap blankets are perfect for this time of year as older adults head outdoors to enjoy the spring weather.
MORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Learning Partner for Beginning Readers
Encourage the love of reading to K – 3rd graders at The Intergenerational School on Wednesday mornings via Zoom. Training and coaching is provided.
Virtual Youth Refugee Mentor
Be a positive, supportive role model for a refugee student adjusting to life in Cleveland via Zoom twice weekly for 40 minutes. The Refugee Response will provide volunteer orientation.
Health Workshop Facilitator
Facilitate Fairhill Partners virtual health workshops about diabetes, chronic pain, and other conditions for older adults. Plus, brainstorm new strategies to achieve better health.
Empower and Mentor Others for Success in Business
The Empower! business mentoring program serves Jewish Cleveland area startups and small businesses. Specifically seeking professionals with human resources, sales, and marketing experience.
College Now Mentor
Share your expertise with college students through College Now and help them reach their full potential and graduate from college.
Discussion Leader for Empowering Youth Exploring Justice (EYEJ)
Connect with students in grades 6 – 12 virtually once a week for 1 – 2 hours to discuss life's social-emotional needs with today's very relevant isolation issues. Training and customized curriculum provided.
JFSA and/or Lunch Plus Food Drivers
Deliver food boxes to JFSA clients and/or Mandel JCC Lunch Plus participants on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 – 10 am or 2 – 4 pm. Ongoing route and substitute drivers needed.
For volunteer questions, contact:
Susan Hyman, JVN director
Jessica Semel, JVN associate