Volunteer Services

31January

Blog Series: Tools For Leaders

Blog Series: Tools For Leaders


Tools for Leaders is an interactive and dynamic learning series designed to engage individuals who have shown leadership at JF&CS or elsewhere in the community who may be interested in greater leadership opportunities within our agency. Tools for Leaders provides the opportunity for participants to gain more in-depth knowledge of the agency’s programs, offers networking and leadership skill-building opportunities, and encourages participants to explore their future volunteer and leadership path at JF&CS. Our 2012 program kicked off on January 18, and we are very excited that Sheri Kornblum is going to be sharing her experiences in the program through our blog.

Written by Sheri Kornblum, Posted in JF&CS - Hope and Opportunity Happen Here, Volunteer Services

04January

Volunteer Spotlight: Cara Gurney

Volunteer Spotlight: Cara Gurney

January is National Mentoring Month. So if you ever thought about being a mentor – or even if you haven’t – now is the perfect time. And JF&CS has the perfect opportunity to be one. We call it being a PAL.

A PAL is a loving Jewish adult volunteer who shares a one-to-one mentoring relationship with a child in need of a role model. Big PALs provide friendship and support, and make a huge difference in the lives of their little PALs – and vice versa.

Written by Matt Waldman, Posted in Child & Adolescent Services, Volunteer Services

30November

Volunteer Spotlight: Annette Marcus

Volunteer Spotlight: Annette Marcus

JF&CS volunteers affect the lives of others in countless ways, through a number of different channels. Annette Marcus is precisely this type of volunteer - dedicated, dynamic and a natural leader. She has been very involved with JF&CS over the years, and her most recent role as a member of our synagogue affinity group for Caring Committee chairs has enabled her to help synagogues, JF&CS and community members in meaningful ways.

Written by Matt Waldman, Posted in Counseling Services, Volunteer Services

28October

Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Harris Glickman

Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Harris Glickman

Sometimes we do not realize how much we may take for granted in our day-to-day lives.  Carol Harris Glickman, a volunteer with our Refugee Resettlement program, has been able to see and experience that first hand with the refugee family she and her daughters assist. The Refugee Resettlement program, part of our International Services - Tools for New Americans division, helps families new to the United States transition to a new life so far from home as smoothly as possible.

Written by Matt Waldman, Posted in International Services, Volunteer Services

27October

60 miles, 3 days... I did that!

60 miles, 3 days... I did that!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We are so proud of Denise Deitchman, JF&CS Manager of Volunteer Development who participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure the weekend of October 21-23.  These are her reflections on why she walked 60 miles for a cure.

I decided to walk the Susan G Komen 3-Day for a Cure in 2006 because it was always something on my bucket list. I thought it would be a great physical challenge, as well as inspirational, and I signed up with a few friends to do the walk. At the time, breast cancer didn’t really affect me personally, but I still wanted to help the cause.

Written by Denise Deitchman, Posted in JF&CS - Hope and Opportunity Happen Here, Volunteer Services

28September

Volunteer Spotlight: Toby Bloomberg

Volunteer Spotlight: Toby Bloomberg

When you surf through JF&CS’s exciting new social media tools (this blog included!), you’ll find the innovative and creative influence of Toby Bloomberg. Toby is currently co-chair of the Social Media ad hoc subcommittee of our Marketing Committee. Her path to this role has taken her from volunteer to consultant and back again over the last year.  As we developed JF&CS’ social media strategy, she played an instrumental role.

Written by Matt Waldman, Posted in Volunteer Services

31August

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Selber Kropp

Volunteer Spotlight: Rachel Selber Kropp

If you have been job hunting and have attended our career workshops, you might have met Rachel Selber Kropp. Rachel is one of the workshop facilitators for Career Services – Tools for Employment, leading mostly the job search skills workshop but also at times resume-writing and interviewing skills. She also runs the LinkedIn and online networking classes at JF&CS and some of the synagogues in our outreach program.

Written by Sheri Panovka, Posted in Career Services, Volunteer Services

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