Volunteer Opportunities

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something”

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Stay Warm This Winter

We are collecting CLEAN hats, coats, gloves and scarves.

The dates of the coat drive are

November 14 and 15

All coats must be CLEAN and ready to wear.

Please bag all donations and place in collection bin outside entrance to the Mid-Island Y JCC.

Project Fresh

Help us provide fresh fruits and vegetables to pantry recipients.

Our 7th annual Project Replenish was a huge success! So far we have received 4,683 pounds of food, toiletries and household supplies!

 Thank you to our synagogue partners for their support!

Congregation Simchat Halev ~ MakomNY ~ Manetto Hill Jewish Center ~ Huntington Jewish Center

Merrick Jewish Centre ~ S. Huntington Jewish Center ~ Temple Chaverim~

Temple Israel of Great Neck ~ Temple Or-Elohim- A Community Reform Congregation

Stay tuned for future dates…

Project Replenish

Our 7th annual Project Replenish event will take place with our partner synagogues in September.

This project helps us replenish the Rudman Family Food Pantry.

Volunteers will be needed to help sort donations and restock the pantry.

For more information, contact Rhonda Green at [email protected].

PJ Library – Kids Who Care

This program is for families with children ages 3-8. Each event includes a short educational piece on a current issue or holiday combined with a volunteer opportunity.

It will provide parents a chance to teach their children how they can help others and make a difference in their commumity.

For more information contact, Rhonda Green at [email protected]

Candlewishes

Bring the joy of celebrating a birthday to a child living in a shelter, transitional home or in an underserved community who often has their birthday pass without any celebration.

We will provide their name, age and interests to help you create a personalized birthday box.

Along with a wrapped birthday gift, each box should contain cake mix, frosting, candles, party plates, napkins & decorations.

We partner with LIFQHC (Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center) and Birthday Wishes Long Island.

For more information, contact Gail Warrack [email protected]

Fill-A-Backpack School Supplies Project

Help a child start the school year feeling prepared. Supply a child with a new backpack filled with school supplies. If interested, please register below and we will follow up with child’s name, grade, interests, and school supplies needed.

Stay tuned for summer 2022 dates…

Any questions, please contact Gail Warrack at [email protected].

Register Here

Ongoing Opportunities

Front Porch Pantry Project

You and your family can make a difference. Help us fill the shelves of the Mid-Island Y JCC’s Rudman Family Food Pantry.

Pick up a collection box, poster and flyers from the JCC. Place the poster on your collection box & put on your “front porch”.

Start your collection by contacting family and friends and distributing flyers to your neighbors to let them know you are running a front porch food collection. When the box is filled, you can return it to the JCC.

For more information, contact Rhonda Green at [email protected]

Sunshine for Seniors

Add some happy to the birthday of a senior in our community.

You will be provided the recipient’s name and address.

Birthday packages can include cake, flowers, balloons or anything festive.

Please call the senior and deliver your package on their birthday!

For more information, contact Gail Warrack at [email protected].

Mitzvah Meals

Volunteer to cook and deliver a warm meal to a homebound senior or individual experiencing food insecurity or illness.

You can cook alone or with a group and provide as few as one delivery or as many as 10 deliveries.

For more information, contact Gail Warrack at [email protected].

Loaves of Love

This project connects volunteers with Holocaust survivors twice a month. Challah and Shabbos candles are delivered by volunteers in time for Shabbat.

Kosher Challah bakers needed.

Upcoming dates:

October 22, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19, 2021

December 3, 2021

December 17, 2021

December 30, 2021

For more information, contact Rhonda Green at [email protected].

Pantry Package Delivery

Pick up pantry packages from the JCC and deliver to those requesting assistance from the Rudman Family Food Pantry.

Days and times are flexible to meet your schedule.

For more information, contact Gail Warrack at [email protected].

ShopRite From Home

Pick up and deliver an online shopping order for a local, homebound senior. Days and times vary.

For more information, contact Rhonda Green at [email protected].