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Volunteer

Helping Hands Always Welcome!

With hundreds of programs each year, the J is always looking for volunteers to help fulfill our mission in serving the community. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Help us prepare and run a specific event
  • Serve meals to seniors.
  • Assist with office and clerical work
  • Help in an Early Childhood classroom
  • Coach a youth sports team (baseball, basketball, soccer, etc.)
  • And the possibilities go on . . .

If you are interested in donating some of your time to the J please download and complete the Volunteer Application and
Background Check.

 

Volunteer opportunities:

Used Book Sale
Help us set up and run the J's Used Book Sale!

Used Book Sale Preparations
Volunteer markers are needed at Epstein Hebrew Academy (1138 Warson Road, between Olive and Page, minutes from the J) to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day to help categorize and alphabetize books. Volunteers are trained, and there is no heavy lifting. Full and part-time shifts available. 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Ongoing, 10am - 1pm (set your own time if you are unable to stay all hours)

Used Book Sale Set-up:
Monday, August 10 - Friday, August 14, 9:30am - 5pm

Used Book Sale:
Various shifts from Sunday, August 16 - Thursday, August 20
Shifts: 9:30am-12:30pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:30-5:30pm, 5:30-7pm


Tour de Fun - We need your help!
The Tour de Fun would not be possible without the awesome volunteers that help set up, keep an eye on the kids, run the games, man the rides and clean up. All volunteers get a FREE Tour de Fun shirt!


Kids' Triathlon
Watch as children give it their all in this annual competition. Kids race around the J's Creve Coeur campus swimming, riding and running, and cross  the finish line with a true sense of accomplishment. Support youth fitness and get involved in the Kids' Triathlon! Multiple shifts are available. 
Monday, September 7
Heats begin at 9:30am
 

Make a difference in someone's life.
Help someone with special needs by being a volunteer in one of our programs. These include Sunday Friendship, Theatre Unlimited, PEERS, Buddies at Work and fitness classes. You can make a difference in helping someone make a new friend, help them learn a new job skill or even help them learn lines for their play.


Bulk Mail
The J has many bulk mail projects that require sorting, folding and stuffing. These are ongoing projects, without set start and end times.


Help others step into the spotlight
Have a love of theatre? Help our Youth Theatre department as they prepare to take the stage this spring. Rehearsals are on Sundays at Fox with final rehearsals and performances at the Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur. Act as a stage manager - attend rehearsals, prop & costome organization, light office work and earn our standing ovation.


Shabbat Dinner Volunteers
Adults or 10yrs and older with an adult
Be a part of this rewarding experience as you assist in serving Shabbat meals to seniors. It's like having a whole group of wonderful grandparents! It will be a meaningful experience for you and an enjoyable one for the seniors. 
Kitchen J/MEAAA Convenant Place Senior Center Meal Site
Fridays (ongoing), 4:30-5:30pm


Should your volunteer interests not match well with the J’s needs at the moment, we will be more than happy to connect you with a community program that might better fit your goals.  Thank you so much for being part of the J!


If you have any questions, please contact:
Sally Lang, 314-442-3241

 

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