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Young People Gain the Experience of a Lifetime

Overall Goals

The junior volunteer corps at Montefiore is a vital and exciting component of our overall volunteer opportunities. Care for the aging Jewish and general population is a growing concern for future leaders. The junior volunteer program exposes young people to the rewarding aspects of such work. It helps develop leadership skills among young people ages 12 to 18.

Our junior volunteers gain a greater understanding of the needs of the aging community by enhancing the lives and providing care and services to this important population. Here at Montefiore we are placing young leaders and volunteers in a Jewish environment committed to caring, compassion and customer service.

SUMMER JUNIOR VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION HOURS*

Monday, June 10      10 am-12 pm – Boardroom A
Thursday, June 13    11 am-1 pm – Maltz C
Sunday, June 16       10 am-12 pm – Maltz C
Tuesday, June 18        3-5 pm – Maltz C
Monday, June 24       10 am-12 pm – Boardroom A
Friday, June 28          11 am-1 pm – Maltz C

*Please note that if none of the listed dates work for you, junior volunteer orientations can be planned at alternative times, whether later in the summer or during the school year.

Opportunities

Volunteering at Montefiore is a good way to make new friends and earn community service hours that are required by many schools, synagogues and churches. We are happy to provide letters of hours certification. Our junior volunteer program operates all year long.

The following are some of the volunteer opportunities available:

  • Help with arts and crafts projects
  • Assist residents with Bingo
  • Cashier in the snack shop
  • “Adopt a grandparent”
  • Participate in Shabbat services
  • Become a friendly visitor
  • Transport residents to events
  • Teach residents to use a computer
  • Prepare recipes with residents in “Bubbe’s Kitchen”
  • Play board games with residents
  • Entertain with your special musical skills.

 Recognition

Junior volunteers are honored in August at the Junior Volunteer Recognition Ceremony when we give the award for Junior Volunteer of the Year. All current junior volunteers are given certificates. We also have other social events such as the Ice Cream Social to kick off our summer program.