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Host Families Needed for Visiting Israeli Shlichim

Summer Shlichim

Help us provide an amazing summer experience to visitors from Israel!  This summer we are excited to host several Israeli Shlichim (emissaries) who will be working in J Camps to provide connections to Israel for all of our campers. We are looking for generous people to help host them.

  • June, July and August 2019; Commitment: Min. 2 weeks
  • Host to provide bedroom/private space and meals. Also, helping with transportation at times.
  • If you have questions about the process, please contact Jennifer Rosenzweig | Assistant Director of Children and Camping, at 832.408.3527 or JRosenzweig@erjcchouston.org.
  • Sign Up Here

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration (Min. Age: 16+)

Interactive Safari Seder

Join us at Mishpacha & Me's 2nd Night Seder and be a “Tour Guide” at one of our stations! Responsibilities will be to help guide the families at a station and make sure it is running smoothly. Each volunteer will get a safari hat and free dinner.

  • Saturday, April 20 | 3:30 PM
  • Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours (depending on clean up)
  • Merfish Teen Center | 9000 S. Rice, Houston, TX 77096
  • Shifts are split in case you have a seder to attend. If you can stay for the entire event, please sign-up for both shifts.
  • Sign Up Here

Theater, Music, Dance & Speaker Related (Min. Age: 21+)

Ushers, concessions and cast party set-up needed for theater performances. 

2019 Spring Arts & Ideas (Min. Age: 18+) 
  • Sun, May 5 - Concert: Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer | 1:15 PM-3:00 PM (off-site)
  • Sign up here:  2019 Spring Arts & Ideas

Volunteers Needed to Drive on a Single Day for Meals on Wheels (Min Age: 18+)

  • Can't commit to a regular delivery schedule? We have single day opportunities to deliver meals.
  • Mon-Fri pick-up meals at the J 10:00 AM-11:30 AM; 1-1.5 hours
  • Contact: Kari Stein at kstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8177
     

Ongoing Volunteering

Volunteers needed to Drive for Meals on Wheels (Min Age: 18+)

  • Mon-Fri pick-up meals at the J 10:00 AM-11:30 AM; weekly commitment: 1-1.5 hrs
  • Contact: Kari Stein kstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8177

Volunteer with the Foster Grandparent Program of Harris County (FGP)

  • Be a mentor and tutor to at-risk youth on a weekly basis (minimum of 20 hours per week).
  • Serve as a non-judgmental and consistent grandparent figure to kids who need extra love and support.
  • Common sites are head start centers, public schools, and emergency homeless shelters throughout Harris County.
  • Opportunity to earn tax-exempt stipend of $2.65 per hour and limited mileage reimbursement. To be eligible, your total household monthly income cannot exceed $2,023 (one person) or $2,743 (two people)
  • Contact Bea Rivas at brivas@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8198.

RSVP - Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (Min. Age: 55+)

  • Long-term volunteer opportunities throughout the Greater Houston area. Contact Walt McFadden: wmcfadden@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8157.

Volunteer with Youth with Special Needs on Sundays - Sport Stars Program (Min. Age: 15+)

  • No sports skills needed - just patience and willingness to help. Weekly Commitment: 1-2 hrs
  • Weekly during the school year. Basketball & Soccer | 4:00 PM-6:00 PM | Weekly or one-time: 1 hr. Contact Bryan Kiser: bkiser@erjcchouston.org

Volunteer with Senior Companions Program (Min. Age: 55+)

  • Help homebound seniors. Opportunity to earn tax-free stipend and benefits if low-income person with monthly income for one person $2,010 and two people $2,706 or less. Weekly commitment: 20 hrs; Contact Sandra Smolensky at ssmolensky@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8183.

Office Helper (Min Age: 18+)

  • Filing and organizing for Accounting Department. Mon-Fri 9:00 AM—3:00 PM.
  • Weekly or one-time commitment: 1 hr
  • Contact Sylvia Dauber at srdauber@erjcchouston.org.