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Meals on Wheels

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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.

Done in a Day Volunteering 

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

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

Theater, Music, Dance & Speaker Related (Min. Age: 21+)
Ushers, concessions and cast party set-up needed for theater performances.  

Bookstore Tear Down

  • Tear down Nov 14–Nov 20 | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM or 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • To sign up for the Bookstore Tear Down, please sign up here

Jewish CultureFest (Min. Age: 16+)

  • Sunday, Dec 9 | 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • At Levy Park | 3801 Eastside St, Houston 77098
  • Please consider volunteering for an afternoon celebrating Jewish culture. Featuring live music, local crafts and Judaica, specialty foods, art and mitzvah projects, and an amazing Summer Camp Fun Tent!
  • Sign up here

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; 1-1.5 hours
  • Contact: Kari Stein at kstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8177