Anyone have any suggestions for a 20 year old girl who wants to volunteer for an organization, like kiruv or bikur cholim?
Or is there a big sister Jewish organization?
Tova Mentoring in Far Rock has a Big Sister program. Or you can drive people to and from hospital appts – Bikur Cholim.
Misameach in Lakewood is an amazing, amazing organization, and the girls’ division could always use some help.
Chai Lifeline has regional programs all over – you can sign up to be a big sister for a sick child, or volunteer to do some drives or hospital visits…
Dispatch for Hatzalah. Very rewarding.
What do you like to do?
I tried Tomchei Shabbos once- most BORING experience of my life. I just don’t like taping cardboard boxes, and I don’t feel bad about it because chances are someone else does, and really, there are things I’m much more suited for, like helping with special needs kids and adults.
Play to your strengths. Not that it’s not a chessed if you don’t enjoy it, but chances are it’s more of a chessed if you do- you’re likely to put a lot more of yourself into it.
Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.
NCSY great organization that has many dedicated people that care. Great kiruv organization. A big plus is that they are all over the USA and are also in Canada.
Heart and Sole shoe Gemach if you live in the Brooklyn vicinity. You can fit shoes on children whose families can’t afford them. Or you can help sort or inventory shoes. The whole organization is run by volunteers. 917-499-shoe
Where do you live
Thanks to all who responded.
I live in Brooklyn.
If anyone has more ideas, I would love to hear them.