2018 Volunteer Boot Camp

Make your summer hands-on and heart-filled!

Join us for one-off mitzvah opportunities throughout Greater MetroWest.

Choose one, a few, or all! Experiences for all ages and stages available. Space is limited.


Wendy Rosenberg, Volunteer Boot Camp Chair
Susie Bruch, Center for Volunteerism Chair

Questions? Contact Lindsay Norman, manager of the Center for Volunteerism, at Lnorman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-2948


Wednesday, August 1

Bring filled backpacks to benefit the participants of Friendship Circle and learn about Friendship Circle’s new Lifetown center. Lunch is included; dietary laws observed under the Vaad of MetroWest. After you register, please be sure to follow this link and fill out the form to receive the information from Friendship circle about who your backpack will go to and what to fill it with.
Partner Agency: Friendship Circle
Audience: Women
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Lifetown, 10 Microlab Rd., Livingston
Mitzvah Leader: Lisa Gutkin

Thursday, August 30

Create and pack “Back-to-School” goodie bags for students in the Newark public schools to help get them excited about learning. Great activity for parents and children together!
Partner Agencies: Newark YMCA and Newark Public Library
Audience: Adults and children
Time: 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Congregation Beth El, 222 Irvington Ave., South Orange
Mitzvah Leader: In Formation

Monday, August 6

**Volunteer Power Hour!**
Spend an hour schmoozing and playing trivia games
with the residents of Daughters of Israel senior residence. You’ll feel great after this Volunteer Power Hour!
Partner Agency: Daughters of Israel
Audience: Adults and children
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange
Mitzvah Leader: In Formation

Wednesday, August 15

Help fight hunger at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ: pick fresh produce in their community garden, stock the food pantry, and more.
Partner Agency: JFS of Central NJ
Audience: Adults and children
Time: 9:00 - 11 a.m.
Location: 655 Westfield Ave., Elizabeth
Mitzvah Leader: Lisa Friedman

Our Partners

Center for Volunteerism

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ Friendship Circle Daughters of Israel