Season of Service

You have the power to spread kindness across the world. Volunteering looks different today, and your involvement can impact so many lives. This season, see firsthand how service connects to issues of racial justice as you join JVC for a month of both in-person and virtual volunteering, reflection, and learning throughout the High Holy Days.
Season of Service offers opportunities for every age, interest, and ability throughout the month.

Need to complete community service hours for school or other programs?
JVC can provide community service hour completion forms to students participating in
Season Of Service programs/events to give them credit for their volunteer time.
Please contact jvcbaltimore@associated.org for further information.

Nourishing and Nurturing Bodies and Souls

Virtual Party With A Purpose: Soup Kit Making

September 13 at 4:30 pm via Zoom

Making Soup Kits Together
Have fun virtually with other people who also want to ensure people have healthy food on their tables. Learn why this is so relevant.
*If you can’t attend this virtual party, you can still be a part of this kindness project throughout September.
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Available Space: 15/20
Volunteer Restrictions: Children should have adult supervision.

Live With Purpose: Tie Dye Masks

Available throughout Season of Service

Participate in an easy, fun, and relevant project you can do with your family this High Holiday season. Tie-dye masks to be given to people of service that will appreciate the care of community members.  JVC provides the project supplies for a nominal fee.
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Meal Service with Beans And Bread

Wednesday, October 7th 10:30-1:30 pm

Assist on-site staff prepare and serve a lunch for the clients of Beans and Bread, a homeless day resource program that serves 300 people daily.
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Available Space: 0/2  * PROJECT CLOSED *
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers must be at least 13. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Live With Purpose: Soup Kits

Available throughout September

Participate in an easy, fun, and meaningful project you can do with your family this High Holiday season. Make soup kits and help ensure that individuals and families in Baltimore have a hot and hearty meal. JVC provides the project supplies for a suggested donation.
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Bunches of Lunches Weekly Collection

Collection times and places vary throughout Season of Service 

Make bagged meals to feed individuals experiencing food insecurity in Baltimore and drop off at a contact-free convenient location. Various dates and locations offered throughout Season of Service. Sign up for one or more dates to donate meals with JVC and partners.
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This is Hunger – A MAZON Facilitated Session

Wednesday, October 14th 7:00 pm

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.
Until we recognize the profound prevalence of hunger here at home, we will never rally the political will to end it. You can make a difference.
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Available Space:18/30
Volunteer Restrictions: This event is for adults and children mature enough to understand the subject matter.

 


Caring For Community

Assemble Care Packages with ShareBaby

Thursday, October 1, 10:00-12:00 pm

Help wrap diapers and sort gear for children in need in Baltimore. Space is limited due to public health limits.
Available Space: 5/9
Volunteer Restrictions: Volunteers should be 10+. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Virtual Party With A Purpose: Creating Gratitude Cards

Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 pm via Zoom

Combine your creative side using Zentangling to create gratitude cards for people in our community who need a little love and encouragement.
*If you can’t attend this virtual party, you can still be a part of this kindness project throughout October.
Available Space: 11/20
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Live With Purpose: Gratitude Cards

Available throughout Season of Service

Create and send cards to retail, healthcare, or other workers in our community to thank them for their service. JVC can provide the project supplies for a nominal fee.
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Live With Purpose: Mugs of Love

Available throughout the month of October

Make isolated seniors feel special by assembling cups with tea and sweets to brighten their day. JVC can provide the project supplies for a nominal fee.
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A Call to Action: Make a Change

DIY Community Clean Up Project

You schedule throughout Season of Service

Cleaning up neighborhoods and parks is a fun, simple, free activity that can instantly warm hearts of those who do it and those who benefit.
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Connecting Generations: Difficult Conversations about Race

Presented by the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Jewish Museum of Maryland
September 15, 12:00-1:30 pm via Zoom

The wisdom, experiences, and perspectives of different generations within the Jewish community on racial inequality can deepen our understanding of race and racism within Jewish and broader American contexts. Limited space left available. Still room for Gen Xers and Millennials to get into the conversation.
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The Sacred One and the Call to Change: The Connection between Hands on Volunteerism and Social Justice

Presented by JVC in conjunction with Na’aleh: The Hub for Leadership Learning
September 16 at 8:00 am via Zoom

Join us for an exploration of humility and empowerment as it relates to hands-on service and the challenging systemic issues that create many of the volunteer needs we address each day.
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JCC Fall Holiday Journey – Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
Sunday, September 13th from 11:00-12:30 pm
Stop by our booth at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC during their Fall Holidays Journey drive through event. Play a fun game from your car, pick up Live With Purpose service project kits (pre-order by 9/10) for home volunteer activities, and find out more about the Season of Service!


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