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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

St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

November 7-8

The book store at the Jewish Book Festival is in need of volunteers to help with curbside pick up and to work as cashiers. Volunteers must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.  Student volunteers will also get access to one author event. Please note that cashiers will also need to attend a training meeting.

Sign up online to volunteer.

Questions? 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.

Garden of Eden (Creve Coeur)

The Garden of Eden grows fresh food for the Harvey Korenblatt Jewish Food Pantry from March through November.  It produces more than 2 TONS of fresh produce for the local food pantry.  We have work days on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays starting at 8am as well as special projects at various times.

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.