Looking to Volunteer

Raised HandLooking to volunteer your time or services to help others?  Take a look at the opportunities listed below.  New opportunities will be posted as they become available.

Prepare Food for ST. PAUL'S MEN'S SHELTER

What:  Drop off prepared meat loaves, salads, beverages and bread at Barnert

When:  Fridays by 5 pm

Contact:  Elaine Mason, [email protected] 

Details:  Awaiting details


Serve Food for ST. PAUL'S MEN'S SHELTER

What:  Serve food at St. Paul's Men's Shelter, Paterson, NJ

When:  

Contact:  Elaine Mason, [email protected] 

Details:  Awaiting details


Be a Friendly Face at FAMILY PROMISE DAY SHELTER, RIDGEWOOD, NJ

What:  Volunteer a few hours to spend time with the families at the Shelter

When:  2nd Sunday monthly; check calendar for dates.  Three shifts:  Sunday 8:30-11 am, 11 am-2 pm, 2-5 pm
Note:  You can volunteer once, occasionally or every month

Contact:  Donna Meyer, [email protected] 

Details:  Family Promise keeps families together by providing shelter for working families experiencing homelessness.  Each month, Barnert Temple provides at least two adults (18+ years old), as well as younger volunteers for each shift.  Your role as a volunteer is basically friendly visitor, providing company, playing with the children and providing general oversight during the weekend shifts, when the regular staff is not there. The families bring their lunch and leave before dinner, so there is no need to cook. 


Get Down & Dirty in the BARNERT TEMPLE GARDEN

What:  Turn soil, lay mulch, weed, plant seeds and plants for new growing season

When:  Spring and Summer.  Most Sundays, at 9 am and Thursdays, at 5 pm.  Check calendar for exact dates and times.

Contact:  Eileen Roman, [email protected] 

Details:  Adults and kids welcome.  Can bring your own gardening tools or use ones available at Temple.

Learn more about Barnert Temple's Garden.  It's much more than plants and soil!


Join the INTERFAITH HABITAT BUILD IN PATERSON, NJ!

When: The next build will be in 2015.

Where:  Paterson Habitat Office, 146 N. 1st Street, Paterson, NJ

Contact:  Barbara Kiel, [email protected] or (201) 797-7965

Join a group from Barnert Temple and groups from other religious organizations to work on an Interfaith Build for Habitat for Humanity in Paterson - the original home of Barnert Temple.  We will be building the walls of hope for future homeowners and breaking down religious barriers at the same time.  

No experience necessary.  Must be 16 or older to participate.  Click here for details.


Help Build a Home with PATERSON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

When: Tuesdays-Fridays year-round, 7:45 am - 3:15 pm

Where: Paterson Habitat Office, 146 N. 1st Street, Paterson, NJ

Contact:  Kerri Schaefer, Faith Relations Coordinator

               [email protected] or (201) 956-9119

You can join a Paterson Habitat build anytime during the year.  Habitat builds five days a week, Tues. - Sat., and builds approximately 10 homes a year.  (We ask our members to not participate on Saturdays as Shabbat is a day of rest for Jews.)  Day runs from 7:45 am - 3 :15 pm.  Click here for details. 


JEWISH FEDERATION OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY (Various)

When: Year-round

Where: Throughout Northern NJ

Contact:  Alice Blass, JCRC Volunteer Coordinator

               [email protected] or (201) 820-3948

The Federation helps coordinate a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages throughout norther NJ.  Click here for details and a current listing.