Mitzvah Makers Volunteer Program

 

What is Mitzvah Makers?

Volunteers do more than give their time, they perform mitzvot (good deeds) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

 

The Jewish Federation apprecaites its volunteers (Mitzvah Makers) and tries to offer opportunities tailored to each person based on their availability and interests.

 

Why Should I Become a Mitzvah Maker?

You’ll help strengthen our local Jewish community, help those in need (perhaps deliver food or challah to isolated seniors, or send artwork to seniors at medical or assisted living facilities), increase engagement in our Jewish community, and get to know (better) your fellow Jewish community members.

 

Did you know that mitzvah making is a meaningful form of self-care? Studies find that dedicating just a bit of time each week to helping others increases an overall sense of contentment and well-being. It is also the best way to raise empathetic and socially aware children. The benefits are truly endless for everyone involved.

 

Who Can Join?

Pretty much anyone who would like to gain Jewish knowledge and perform good deeds can join. We are inviting Jewish community members of all ages. We will offer projects suitable for young adults, seniors, teens, empty-nesters, singles, couples, and families.

 

Current Opportunities

  • Weekly meal packaging (Schmooze in a Box)
  • Weekly meal delivery (Schmooze in a Box)
  • Weekly challah delivery
  • Caring Visitors
  • Library re-organization
  • Gift shop

 

How Do I Become a Mitzvah Maker?

Fill out our online interest form and we will contact you for next steps.

 

Contact Ruby Vargeson for more information at rvargeson@sbjf.org.