Everyone has something to contribute. Whether you love socializing with older adults, gardening on a nice day, or helping in the office, the Jewish Federation has a variety of volunteer opportunities for our community members of all ages. You can volunteer one time or set up a schedule to come out regularly.
Below are just a few of the ways you can get involved
Help with our Jewish Family Services transportation program, which provides transportation for medical and social service appointments.
Helping older adults and people with disabilities with light home maintenance such as lawn care, shoveling, minor repairs.
Volunteering at the front desk of the Jewish Federation to greet guests and answer phones.
Help maintain and beautify flower beds and gardens at the Jewish Federation.
Visit community members at home.
Volunteer to serve on committees or with events.
Simple clerical work and data entry.
For more information on our volunteer opportunities, please contact the Jewish Federation at 574-233-1164. If you know you would like to volunteer for a specific program please feel free to contact the department heads directly. You can find their contact information here.
Our Jewish Federation wouldn't be able to provide the programing and services we offer our community without our amazing volunteers. In appreciation, each year at our Annual Meeting, we present two recognition awards to valuable members of our community.
The Robert Simon Leadership Development Award is awarded to an individual who is selected by the board as being an up-and-coming leader in the Jewish community. Through their volunteering and contributions, this individual will have shown a commitment to the Jewish Federation and the larger Jewish community.
The Betty and Sam Schpok Spirit of Federation Award is presented as a life time recognition award. Given to a member of the community who has dedicated their time and energy to the Jewish community of St. Joseph Valley over the course of many years, in many ways. Nominees should be active in two or more Jewish organizations within the community. This award is selected by committee, and nominations are accepted from the community.
You can click here to download a nomination form. Forms can be returned by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing it to The Jewish Federation, 3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615.