Somewhere in the Greater Philadelphia
area, perhaps in your very own neighborhood, there's a
child, a disabled person, a family or an older person who needs
your unique skills and talents
volunteers play an integral role in providing a wide variety
of services to clients. Opportunities include tutoring (teachers
and reading specialists are especially needed); befriending
a child in need of a "big brother" or "big sister"; becoming
a volunteer grandparent in our Project JOY program (for children
in need of that special love and attention that only a grandparent
can provide); visiting or shopping for an elderly person or
other homebound person or taking an elderly or disabled adult
shopping, on outings, or to appointments; visiting Jewish adults
who reside in boarding homes; helping a newly arrived refugee
family from the former Soviet Union to acculturate; providing
and delivering a "Shalom Basket" to a New American family; helping
staff with office tasks; befriending an adolescent or adult
with a developmental disability; assisting professional staff
Sunday afternoons with social programs for adults and children
with developmental disabilities; and providing agency clients
with Passover and Thanksgiving baskets and Chanukah gifts.
are opportunities to volunteer as individuals, as families,
or as a group. Several types of training programs are conducted
for volunteers throughout the year, some for all agency volunteers
and others for volunteers who work in a particular area of service.
(215) 698-9950, ext. 112 for more information on how you can
help others, or click
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