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We can use your help! Please contact:
- Phone: 650.378.2780
DO A GOOD DEED
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.
PJCC has A Tikkun Olam Partnership with My New Red Shoes!
In the coming year PJCC members and guests will have the opportunity to make a different in the lives of homeless and low-income children in San Mateo County through our new social action partnership with My New Red Shoes. Keep your eyes out for upcoming events!
Did you know . . .
- The average age of a homeless person in the United States is only 9 years old.
- One in four Bay Area families can't afford the basics of housing, food, healthcare and childcare without some kind of public assistance.
- There are 5,000 children in the Bay Area who are homeless; hundreds live in San Mateo County.
Want to get involved through the PJCC? Contact Stephanie Levin, Youth and Family Director at 650.378.3762 or email@example.com
Interested in learning more about our partner?
Contact My New Red Shoes at www.mynewredshoes.org for ways that you and your family can make a difference in the lives of these children.
More information at: www.mynewredshoes.org 650-539-5454.
Jewish Coalition for Literacy
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.
JCL is a project of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Jewish Federation, managed by JCRC.
Volunteer at the PJCC | Foster City | PJCC
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.
- Phone: 650.378.2780
Your Time and Talents are Priceless
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please take a moment to fill out our Volunteer Application form so we can best match your talents with the opportunities at the PJCC.
Call 650.378.2711 to learn more!
Garden 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 new “Justice Garden” is to grow organic produce to help feed local families at InnVision Shelter Network. 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!
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.
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
Volunteer with Children
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.
To learn more and register for a training session, go to www.jclread.org or contact Judy Pam-Bycel at 650.847.1718.
Consider volunteering for one of the PJCC's upcoming events or programs!
Contact the Volunteer Manager at 650.378.2780 or email@example.com.