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All Volunteer Opportunities
Thanks to the generosity of volunteers in our health center, administrative offices and food pantries, thousands of Jews facing adversity are able to receive assistance at The ARK. You can volunteer based on your schedule and interests.
If you have any questions about any of the projects below, contact Carol Harris, Director of Volunteers. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities for all ages:
Volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists and psychiatrists help our clients with medical health issues. Most volunteers see patients in our facility; however you can see patients in your office.
Experienced, licensed mental health professionals provide a range of psychological services for our clients.
Legal volunteers assist our clients with a variety of needs, including tenant/landlord, immigration and bankruptcy.
Food pantry volunteers assist clients with their grocery orders and restock food and other items. Our pantry is open for two-hour shifts throughout the week.
Drivers deliver food packages and medications to home-bound clients.
The Independent Day Program (IDP) volunteers run a number of therapeutic programs, including arts and crafts, photography, current events and yoga for adults with mental health needs. Share your talents by teaching a special skill to our clients.
Café ARK, our weekly, catered dinner program is staffed by a crew of dedicated volunteers who set-up, plate and serve meals, interact with clients and clean up afterwards.
Teens are welcome at Café ARK dinners or to help with our High Holiday Food Drive, packing school supplies in backpacks, preparing orders in our food pantry and more.
Do you have a young child? Join our in-house Jewish educator at a Family Volunteering event for age-appropriate activities relating to helping others and stocking our food pantry. This program is designed for families with children from birth to bar/bat mitzvah. For more information, click here or email Rebecca Fletcher. To sign-up for an upcoming family volunteer program, register here.
Pre-teens can make a real difference in the world and the bar/bat mitzvah project is one way to make that happen. From Café ARK to running a food drive to assisting with various other projects, we have a multitude of ways that pre-teens can give back as they prepare to become young adults.
Religious schools and day schools, sisterhoods and men’s clubs and other social groups sort and stock food in our pantry throughout the year. Each group volunteer opportunity includes an education program uniquely designed for the group’s needs. Contact our educator, Rebecca Fletcher, to schedule your group’s visit to The ARK.
On several holidays throughout the year, volunteers deliver food packages to clients and serve meals. Our dedicated volunteers also help students get back-to-school with full backpacks and fulfill individual Chanukah gift wishes for adults and children. Contact Carol Harris for more information.
Register here to volunteer to deliver food packages for Purim.
To volunteer to deliver food packages for Rosh Hashanah and Passover, please contact Maot Chitim.
Bring up to 20 of your work colleagues for a hands-on project that will help the local community. Contact Carol Harris for more information.
Throughout the year, needs arise for additional volunteers. If you are interested in being on our mailing list or learning more about sharing your time and talents with our clients, please complete a volunteer application or contact Carol Harris, Director of Volunteers.
The ARK would not be able to run these programs without dedicated individuals and families who contribute their time and resources.