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Jewish Community Center

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 Form or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Day Center

Adults 18+ are wanted to volunteer with both programs in the ADC.  Responsibilities could include helping with sports and fitness, leading an art or music (for example) group, or modeling exercises and movement.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Dance Class

Volunteers are needed to assist with an adult special needs dance class on Wednesdays from 4-5pm to model choreography and assist with behavioral skills.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Early Childhood Center

Adults 18+ are wanted to volunteer in both the Chesterfield and Creve Coeur Early Childhood Centers. Volunteers can help with holding babies, reading to classes, or sharing a passion with a class.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Kitchen J

A volunteer with great phone skills and a positive disposition is wanted to help make monthly check-ins to our client’s in our home delivery meal service.  The time and hours can be discussed and personalized.  Volunteers will make phone calls to clients, asking specific questions and lending an ear to listen. Creve Coeur J.

To apply, visit here or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

New Jewish Theatre Ushers

Love theatre?  This is a chance to see live plays for FREE while volunteering to usher the play.  Please reach out to Stephanie to find out what dates are available for Into the Woods from November 30 – December 17.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Preschool Cleanup

Chesterfield ECC.  The ECC needs help cleaning leaves and bush from their outdoor play areas.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

St. Louis Senior Olympics

2024 Registration will open in the Spring. Events are held Memorial Day Weekend and surrounding dates. Volunteers are needed to help in all area from helping to run events to giving out medal and fielding balls.

Contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Shabbat Dinner

First Friday of each month. 5-8pm.  Help set up and serve dinner for a Shabbat program for young families at the Creve Coeur J.

Contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Song Leader Boot Camp

14+ February 18-20. Volunteers are wanted to help serve meals to 200 participants.  Please contact Stephanie for specific times and availability.

Contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Sunday Friendship Group

Adults with special needs get together on Sunday 11-3pm (ish) for social gatherings on a and off campus including trips to the zoo, cooking classes etc…

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Theatre Unlimited

Adults with special needs get together on Wednesday evenings and Sundays to audition, rehearse, and perform musicals. Volunteers are needed to help model choreography and help with tech.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Volunteer Opportunities – Spring/Summer Only

J Day Camp Counselor in Training (CIT)

We will be taking applications in Spring 2024 for next summer! Tthe 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 late May to mid August, and we do request that CITs spend most of the summer with us (for continuity for the campers).

Contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164 with any questions.

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.

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.