Volunteer Opportunities

The Gendler Grapevine Project

In honor of the Shmita year, and as part of our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, the Shir Tikvah Climate Minyan has applied for and received a $10,000 Gendler Grapevine Grant to transform our grounds into a model of sustainable land use.  Projects will include; replacing lawn with pollinator friendly native plantings, expanding our vegetable garden, planting fruit trees, hosting bee hives, and putting in rain gardens.

Help us create our Gan Tikvah-Garden of Hope.  We invite members to participate in the mitzvah of transforming our grounds!  Sign up for 1 or more two-hour shifts over the summer.  This is a perfect family activity for parents and children, ages 12 and up.  No prior experience required, just a willingness to sweat and get a bit dirty.

Can't work in the garden?  Donate to the Tikkun Olam Working Group Fund (Social Justice) in support of the project - $10,000 more is needed to complete the plan.

Email your interest to Climate Minyan Co-Chair, Zoe Nicholie: nicholiezoe01@gmail.com

Read more on the Gendler Grant Announcement here.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities
There are so many ways to get involved at Shir Tikvah! Whether you have an extra hour or more to share. Here are just a few NEW options:

Calling all knitters!  Families Together, the therapeutic preschool for children living in "deep poverty" that Shir Tikvah helps support, needs 60 sets of hats and mittens for their 3 and 4 year olds for next winter.  I know some of last year's knitters have been working on this through the winter, which is just wonderful.  If you are interested in joining this project, please contact Judy Reisman at reism001@gmail.com for patterns and directions. No meetings required!

  • Distributing food at Green Central Community School for The Sheridan Project. Contact Rebecca Skoler for details
  • Delivering blankets, food and clothing to Simpson House 
  • Kitchen Scrub-Down - don your rubber gloves and help us get the kitchen in spic n' span shape. An hour of your time would be tremendous! 
  • Bake for Onegs
  • Oneg Set up
  • Get the sanctuary ready for services (aka shammas)

To learn more about these and other available options, or to discuss your particular areas of interest and how those can best be utilized, contact Sara.

Also Check out the ongoing Committees of Shir Tikvah for more opportunities,

Crisis Nursery: Cook for Kids

Open Arms: Thanksgiving deliveries

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