Volunteering at JCCMW

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Volunteers help JCCMW more effectively achieve its mission. You can make a difference by giving your time.

JCCMW provides Westchester teens, adults, and families with numerous volunteer opportunities and community service projects that meet the needs of our neighbors, build community connections, and provide professional skill-building opportunities. Through community service and our volunteer programs, we can live the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

From helping with a specific program or department or executing a social action project, there are countless ways to get involved and make a difference in our Westchester community!

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Volunteer Inquiry Process


Volunteer Inquiry Process

  1. Potential volunteer completes the registration form.
  2. JCCMW community engagement director reaches out via email to provide the volunteer application form and the JCCMW’s volunteer manual, and to schedule a Zoom informational meeting to learn about applicant's interests, availability, and preferences.
  3. Submission of volunteer application form.
  4. Volunteer placement (departments may have additional required paperwork).

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” 

Margaret Mead

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Teen Volunteering and Community Service


JCCMW offers unique volunteer opportunities for teens to live the Jewish value of tikkun olam, execute a b’nei mitzvah / confirmation project, meet school community service requirements, and enhance their college resumes. Teen volunteering is available for selected programs within our community, including special needs enrichment, gymnastics, dance, academic tutoring, aquatics, camps, and VERVE 55+ Living departments. Teen volunteers serving the special needs programming are requested to commit to all dates for their selected program to ensure consistency for our participants.

Consortia for Learning and Service to Special Populations (CLASSP)

Through a grant made possible by the Z. B. and J. E. Butler Foundation, selected teen volunteers will participate in CLASSP, a program coordinated with other New York agencies. High School CLASSP (Consortia for Learning and Service to Special Populations) is an internship and academic course that requires participation in a fieldwork experience and college-level coursework. During the fieldwork portion of the course, students complete a supervised internship working directly with children that have special needs, disabilities, and/or are considered to be in an “at risk” population. During the academic portion of the course, students will participate in eight virtual classes and one conference for a total of 15 hours in-class hours. They will actively participate in class activities, maintain a reflection journal, participate in online discussions with peers, complete required readings and learning tasks, and complete one larger assignment. Students must have a minimum of one year prior volunteer experience in JCCMW’s Sunday/Funday program and must complete a total of 100 hours of fieldwork and all coursework hours to be eligible for the recommended college credit and stipend.


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Adult Volunteer Corps


JCCMW offers adults the opportunity to give back through volunteering in our Adult Volunteer Corps, while building connections with other adults. Within the group, adults can provide community service through various paths ,including community-building and holiday-related special projects and other JCCMW programming. The Adult Volunteer Corps allows adults to select options that best meet their schedules, such as specific community-wide projects or long-term service in JCCMW departments, including Nursery School, Dance School, aquatics, office administration, and youth tutoring.