Amy Nadler

Meet Amy Nadler, Jewish Volunteer Network (JVN) Chair

Volunteering is something very close to my heart and it’s been like that my whole life. I grew up in a home where I was taught, it is our responsibility to help others. I am truly honored to serve as the new JVN chair. Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) is so important, and I feel if we all work together as a community, we can make the world a better place.

One of my greatest joys in volunteering is connecting with so many people as a team. I have found that one good deed leads to another, and we can accomplish so much together. I encourage you to get involved in JVN. Cleveland is such an amazing community, that it makes it easy to volunteer here. You will not only enrich the lives of others but enrich your own life as well.

Volunteering to Make a Difference in Cleveland

“You don’t have to change your life to volunteer, but volunteering can change yours!”

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jewish Volunteer Network (JVN) serves as a clearinghouse for a robust variety of meaningful and rewarding hands-on opportunities for individuals, families, teens, and groups that instill our Jewish values. One of them is Gemulit Chasidim or acts of kindness. These mitzvot include feeding the hungry, visiting the sick, helping the needy, saving our natural environment, and many others. Join us as we help make this world a better place.

Volunteer opportunities through JVN are offered daily, weekly, bi-monthly, or can be tailored to your schedule.

A few of our favorite volunteer events

Cemetery Clean-up

Cemetery Clean-up

There’s no greater mitzvah than caring for those who came before us. Each year, hundreds of volunteers, of all ages, honor our ancestors by raking, pruning, and beautifying our Jewish cemeteries. 

Good Deeds

Good Deeds Day

Families and individuals of all ages are invited to volunteer with JVN for Good Deeds Day annually. Good Deeds Day is an International Day of Service that was founded in Israel in 2007. Volunteers from 100 countries around the world come together on one day to do good and prove that anyone can make a difference. Join us as we celebrate this global day of good deeds!

Monthly Mitzvah Collections

JVN works with local human service agencies to identify ways to help at-risk members of our community and the vulnerable throughout Greater Cleveland. Together we support these individuals by donating items they need for their clients. This is a great opportunity for individuals and families of all ages to do a mitzvah together.

Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities in the community

View Opportunities

Jewish Volunteer Network Interest Form

Not sure which opportunity to choose? We will meet with you to discuss your interests and match you up with opportunities that reflect your personal passions and fit your schedule.

Meet our JVN Staff

Lisa Hacker

Lisa Hacker, Senior Director
Jewish Volunteer Network

216-593-2792 lhacker@jewishcleveland.org