JEVS’ volunteer program meaningfully engages individuals in the life of our organization and the work that we do to enhance the social capital of our clients. We look for passionate volunteers who can give of their time, talent and/or treasure and match them to opportunities that are in line with their interests and expertise.
We have opportunities in different locations of Philadelphia and New Jersey. Many are year-round and some are seasonal. Below are just some of the types of volunteer opportunities available. If you feel you can contribute in a way not listed here, feel free to fill out our volunteer form and let us know! We love hearing from you.
JEVS’ volunteers continue to provide impactful assistance to our programs. Virtual opportunities include resume reviews, mock interviews, informational interviews, and tutoring (math, science and English). Fill out this form to get started!
Year-Round In-Person Opportunities
Help job seekers sharpen their presentation skills by participating in a practice job interview. Volunteers needed!
Assist students with GED test preparation. We need tutors in English, Math, Science, and ESL.
Present a seminar or workshop on your expertise to program participants. Topics that need covering include financial literacy, conflict resolution, customer service, social media, elevator pitch.
Be a mentor in our 3 Cups of Coffee program, which pairs job-seeking individuals with volunteer mentors who provide the mentee with support, advice, and networking opportunities.
Or be a Gateway Youth mentor and help young adults ages 18-24 develop professional skills.
Adopt a Home
JEVS has 32 residential homes across Greater Philadelphia whose residents love to take walks, do crafts, have a story time, or just converse and spend time with visitors.
Building and Grounds TLC
Some of our locations need help with home spackling, painting, trash removal, weeding, and gardening.
Many of our participants could use soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shaving items, hand sanitizer, lotions, wash cloths, etc. We also need help organizing and distributing these items.
If you’d like to help make a difference in the communities we serve, we are always in need of basic necessities. If you’d like to help in this way, check out our Amazon Wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/N00EUJK7NPEY?ref_=wl_share
We also try to address food insecurities by providing food pantries in our youth programming. You can help here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3VJ79IKU3NK7U?ref_=wl_share
Seasonal In-Person Opportunities
Each spring we hold a Prom for about 100 students in our youth programs. We look for volunteers to collect gowns, menswear, accessories, and makeup; sponsor or find sponsors to defray costs; and assist with day-of preparations like organizing, decorating, and styling.
In June we begin collecting items for our back-to-school backpack drive. We need corporate sponsors to help collect donations and help pack up these backpacks to be delivered to the students and families that we serve.
Our program for individuals with intellectual disabilities has a picnic every year. Volunteer involvement with this group includes spending time with these participants; help serve food and play games; go for a walk/spend time with the participants.
This yearly event benefits the families we serve in most of our programs. We begin the three-day event by asking for donations of socks, hats, gloves, scarves, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and so on, for men, women and children. Day of events include organizing and packing of collected items.
These are just some of the ways you can get involved!
>> For individuals wishing to volunteer, please fill out this form.
>> If your company or organization would like to volunteer as a group, use this form.