All Volunteer Opportunities
Thanks to the generosity of volunteers in our health center, administrative offices, food pantries, etc., thousands of Jews facing adversity are able to receive assistance at The ARK. You can volunteer based on your schedule and interests. In order to volunteer, please click here to complete our application.
If you have questions about any of the projects below, contact Sophia Zisook, Director of Volunteers and Outreach.
Medical and Legal Volunteers
Volunteer doctors, dentists, optometrists, psychiatrists, and therapists help our clients with medical and mental health issues. Most volunteers see patients in our facility; however, you can see patients in your office.
Food Pantry volunteers assist clients with their grocery orders and restock foods 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, yoga, etc., 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 afterward. Click here to sign up for upcoming open days.
Teens are welcome during summers and school breaks (in addition to Café ARK year-round) to help with our High Holiday Food Drive, packing school supplies in backpacks, preparing orders in our food pantry, and more. Click here for more information.
Young Family Volunteers
Have a young child? Join us 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 email Rebecca Fletcher, our in-house Jewish educator. To sign up for an upcoming family volunteer program, click here.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Volunteers
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 teens can give back as they prepare to become Jewish adults.
Religious schools, day schools, and other children’s 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. (Adult groups are also welcome!) 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, serve at holiday parties, and fulfill individual Chanukah Gift Wishes. The ARK would not be able to run these programs without a robust cadre of individuals and families who contribute their time and resources. Contact Sophia Zisook for more information.
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 Sophia Zisook 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 Sophia Zisook, Director of Volunteers and Outreach.