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Volunteer Opportunities

For people age 16 and older.
We can use your help! Please contact:

Member Services


We need volunteers to answer phones and/or help a senior who might need a supportive arm or help with shopping and errands. Occasional availability is fine!
Call Betty Burr at 650.378.2698.


Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Jewish Coalition for Literacty

Register for a free training workshop at: or call us at: 415.977.7436.

*Please note, fingerprinting is required by some school districts, which involves a fee.

JCL is a project of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation, managed by JCRC.

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Grow Justice Fight Hunger Garden

Like all JCCs, the PJCC relies on volunteers for their help within the community center as well as with our outreach efforts in the community at large. We welcome your participation. In fact, we rely on volunteers to help us provide our important community service. It’s a great way for you to get involved, meet other PJCC supporters, or to pass on the spirit of volunteering to your children and grandchildren. We have many fun opportunities for you to make a mark.

Please contact the Volunteer Manager, for more information or complete this form.

Member Services

Your Time and Talents are Priceless

Volunteers must be 16 years old or older

In addition to financial support, we rely on many volunteers who give selflessly of their time and talents to enable the PJCC to continue its valuable work. We welcome your contribution as a volunteer, both short term and ongoing. Below is a sampling of the many facets of our organization:

  • Administrative and clerical support
  • Special events
  • Hospitality
  • Sports and recreation coaches
  • Youth and teen programs
  • Adult and senior programs

If you would like to volunteer for one of these rewarding opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Manager at 650.378.2780 or Please take a moment to fill out our Volunteer Application form so we can best match your talents with the opportunities at the PJCC.

Grow Justice GardenGarden Service Days

One in four individuals in our community will be at risk of hunger—and our PJCC will be part of the food justice equation. The mission of the PJCC’s Justice Garden is to grow organic produce to help feed local families at LifeMoves. We will also provide social action, learning activities, educational workshops, gardening instruction, and much more. By practicing the Jewish value of repairing the world, tikkun olam, we will literally sow the seeds of justice for people in need.

You can be a part of it by volunteering at one of our Garden Service Days. Sign up!

Seniors Need You

Volunteer to be on one of the teams supporting Get Up & Go, the PJCC’s award -winning transportation and socialization program for no-longer driving older adults. We have doubled our transportation program and we need your help to make it work for the isolated elder population.

Call 650.378.2698 to help a senior!

  • Drivers
    Volunteer to drive for Get Up & Go, an award-winning transportation and socialization program for older adults. In the comfort of your own car, drive someone to medical appointments or to the supermarket.
    Requirements: clean driving record, reliable car, ability to commit to a regular schedule each week.
  • Escorts
    Hellp frail senirs who need a supportive arm at appointments or help getting on and off the bus. Assist reading labels and with bags while shopping.
  • Program Success Tracker
    Assist with a critical part of the program – setting up and running a tracking system that helps Get Up & Go reach its target goals and allows us to get and keep our funding. For someone with data base management skills, this volunteer position can be divided into two tasks and you may volunteer for either or both: 1) creating a data base; 2) entering data on an ongoing basis.
  • Caring Phone Force
    Volunteers who have been social workers, nurses, or other human services professionals will contact interested seniors and check in with elders who may be alone and isolated. 3-5 hours/week on work that can be done from home.
  • Spread the News Outreach Team
    Help the Program Manager reach out to other organizations, families and care providers to let them know how we can help elders with our expanded service. Largely phone work that can be done at home 3-4 hours/week
  • Program Talent Scout
    Help the Program Manager identify and contact interesting and entertaining speakers/musicians for the semi-monthly programs held for the seniors at the PJCC. Largely phone work that can be done at home 1-2 hours/week

reading tutorVolunteer with Children

Reading Tutor

For just one hour a week, you can make a difference by helping a child learn to love reading. In response to the overwhelming number of Bay Area School children reading below grade level, the Jewish Coalition for literacy trains, places, and supports volunteer reading tutors working one to one with students in grades K-3.

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) recruits and trains volunteers to become reading tutors in the San Francisco Bay Area’s under-resourced PUBLIC elementary schools. Tutors are matched with a K-3 grade student, and the pair spends the semester or school year developing a strong relationship while building literacy skills. JCL engages our volunteers in tikkun olam, healing the world, and welcomes all members of the community—students, seniors, parents and professionals—to participate in the lives of at-risk children, providing the confidence and the strategies that will enable them to become successful readers. The ability to read is a vital tool to participating in our economic mainstream.

To learn more and register for a training session, go to or call 415.977.7436..

Special Events

Consider volunteering for one of the PJCC's upcoming events or programs!
Contact the Volunteer Manager at 650.378.2780 or



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