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Volunteer at the J


Helping Hands Are Always Welcome!

With hundreds of programs each year, the J is always looking for volunteers to help fulfill our mission in serving the community. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Help us prepare and run a specific event
  • Help in an Early Childhood classroom
  • Coach a youth sports team (baseball, basketball, soccer, etc.)
  • Assist with interest groups in the Adult Day Center
  • The possibilities go on!

If you are interested in donating some of your time to the J please complete the Volunteer Application.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Garden of Eden

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays, 8-11am

Tasks include planting, weeding, stirring compost, harvesting and preparing produce for transport to the pantry.
The garden is open March-November.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Sababa, Jewish Arts & Culture Festival

Happening on September 19!  Sababa is a one-day Jewish arts & culture festival held at Washington University in St. Louis for the greater community. Volunteers are needed to help with the family activities tent, artist and food vendor needs, and to greet guests.

To register to be a volunteer, click here.
Learn more about Sababa, click here.

St. Louis Senior Olympics

Memorial Day Weekend and surrounding dates

The St. Louis Senior Olympics is a masters-level weekend of fun competition and camaraderie. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and ages and return every year to be a part of the Games. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities.

To learn more or to sign up as a volunteer, please click here.

J Day Camps Counselor in Training (CIT)

For people entering their 10th grade year in the Fall of 2022, the J has a volunteer CIT program that teaches leadership skills and how to work with children while having fun swimming, playing sports, and doing arts and crafts (and much more).  The day camps run from May 31 to August 19, and we request that CITs spend most of the summer with us (for continuity for the campers).

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

After School Tutors

The J’s after school program, The Club, is looking for volunteers to help with homework or to teach a new skill (like Chess, Spanish or an art activity). Volunteers can attend one time or once a week for one hour between 4-6pm. Volunteers must wear a mask and be vaccinated. Both Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Connections & IN Program

Corporate volunteer groups, student-led organizations and others are welcome to help participants with social, physical and cognitive stimulation activities. Volunteers are wanted to help facilitate various clubs and programs and encouraged to bring their own hobbies to a new group.

Monday-Friday, shifts occur between 7:30am-6m
Ongoing by appointment

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Youth Sports Coaches

The J relies on dedicated volunteer coaches to make a difference in the lives of our youngest athletes. We are looking for positive role models who lead by example, teach the game and create a fun and safe playing experience.

Both J Locations
Various sports, year-round

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

ECC and IN Programs Swim Helpers

Volunteers are needed to assist ECC teachers and life guards with recreational swim. All children wear life vests. The IN Program needs volunteers who can help IN participants transition to and from the pool as well as be in the pool with the participants.

Both J Locations
Please call to discuss times.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Ask to be put on our volunteer list!

Volunteers are needed for one-time events and administrative help (like mailings). Ask to be put on the volunteer email list so you can find out what they are. You are not obligated to any minimum number of hours or events.

If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Rhea, 314-442-3164.