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Volunteer Opportunities 


Jewish Federation volunteers share a passion for doing good and a commitment to collective action — and know how good it feels to make a meaningful difference. All you need is the desire to get involved. You may just find that you get just as much as you give.

To learn about how to get involved in your Jewish community or to join a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia committee, please contact Lori Rubin at lrubin@jewishphilly.org.

If you have a recurring volunteer opportunity in Greater Philadelphia that you'd like advertised, please contact Lori Rubin at lrubin@jewishphilly.org.



Volunteer With the Jewish Federation & Our Grantees 



Deliver pre-packed bags of food and emergency supplies. Drivers are needed from the Mitzvah Food Pantry sites in Main Line and Northeast Philadelphia. Someone will be in touch to schedule your exact pickup time. Deliveries generally take less than two hours. To learn more and volunteer, click here.



KleinLife's Home Delivered Meals program fills an essential need for 700 homebound seniors. Volunteers coordinate a weekly time (delivery day is Tuesdays) and deliver pre-cooked meals. To learn more and volunteer, click here.



JRA helps nourish over 6,000 diverse low-income individuals across Greater Philadelphia. Opportunities for all ages include packing kosher food boxes at JRA’s Food Distribution warehouse and delivering those boxes to clients.

To learn more and volunteer, click here or contact jra@jewishrelief.org or 610.660.0190.


Israel Volunteer Opportunities

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is aware of volunteer opportunities in Israel amidst the current crisis. These volunteer options are being provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of any of the opportunities or recommendations. To see the full list, click here.



“Welcome the stranger” by supporting immigrants and refugees. Volunteers can collect school and housing supplies, help set up a home for a newly-arriving family, make welcome baskets, or spread the word by giving a presentation on the work of HIAS PA to their school or synagogue.

For a full list of ideas, click here and then contact community@hiaspa.org.

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JEVS Human services

JEVS focuses on helping individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges, as well as those facing adverse socio-economic conditions. JEVS’ volunteer program meaningfully engages individuals in the life of the organization and the work that it does to enhance the social capital of their clients.

To learn more and volunteer, click here.



JFCS is a human services agency serving vulnerable populations throughout Greater Philadelphia. They offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, including connecting with children, Holocaust survivors, and people with disabilities. B'nai mitzvah volunteer projects are also available.

To learn more and volunteer, click here.



Protect and maintain our region's most historic Jewish cemeteries. We need volunteers for a number of projects, including community cleanups, genealogical research and more.

To learn more and volunteer, click here.

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Friendship Circle connects teens and young adults to youth with special needs and their families, offering Jewish and social experiences and developing friendships while participating in creative arts group activities, Jewish holiday celebrations, weekly playdates and more. Volunteer opportunities exist for adults as well.

To learn more and volunteer in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester or Delaware Counties, click here. To volunteer in Bucks County, click here.


Philly stands with Israel: Send your message of Support

Show your support for Israel by sending a message of love, hope and care which will be sent out to the families living and soldiers stationed in the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s partnership communities of Sdot Negev and Netivot.

To send a message, click here

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Moving traditions

Moving Traditions emboldens Jewish youth to challenge gender stereotyping and other forms of discrimination and to pursue personal wholeness, caring connections, and a just and equitable world.

To learn more becoming a mentor for Jewish teens, click here.


Our closet

Powered by JFCS, Our Closet is a volunteer-driven program with the goal of providing the basic need of clothing to vulnerable individuals and their families throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Volunteer responsibilities include collecting clothing from donors, sorting, bagging, and tagging clothing, running the pop-up shops, and hosting clothing drives.

To learn more and volunteer, click here or contact info@ourclosetpa.org.

Volunteer With Other Community Organizations



Mazon runs Challah for Hunger, an initiative on college campuses where students join together to bake challah and donate the proceeds of sales to the fight to end hunger locally and nationally.

To find a Challah for Hunger chapter, click here.


Maccabi USA

Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports and promotes support for Israel, Zionism, and Jewish continuity through athletic, educational, and cultural experiences for participants of all ages. Athletic trainers, coaches, physicians, and many more volunteer jobs are needed for the games.

To learn more and volunteer, click here or contact maccabi@maccabiusa.com.



This non-faith based organization provides materials that support individuals and families dealing with crises, poverty, homelessness and serious illness. Volunteers work alongside staff, sorting and organizing donations and assembling essential supplies.

To learn more and volunteer, click here or contact info@mitzvahcircle.org or 267.649.7610.

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Teen opportunities

Looking for ways to get your teens more involved in the Jewish community?  To see volunteer opportunities and other programs, click here



This comprehensive website is for finding mitzvah projects and volunteer opportunities for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students and high school students looking to fulfill community service hours. The Mitzvah Bowl offers resources for teens and families seeking a way to help others and make a difference.

To learn more, click here or contact info@themitzvahbowl.com.