With each opportunity presented below, we either have an ongoing relationship with the agency or group offering the service (e.g., a long-time Mitzvah Day participant) or we have a congregant contact. Be sure to also check out internal Rodef Sholom volunteer opportunities under Get Involved.
Be a volunteer food runner for ExtraFood.org!
ExtraFood.org---a free, nonprofit food recovery program is looking for help at the Sunday Civic Center Farmers' Market. 3 - 5 volunteers collect and sort donated produce and then deliver it to 2 - 3 local nonprofits. Time commitment at the market is 1.5 hours, once a month, 12:45 - 2:15 pm. It's a fun group activity! And they'll be there to help you learn the process. If you're interested in joining or forming a team, contact Kathy at 415.720.6318 or [email protected], and visit their website at www.extrafood.org.
Ceres Community Project of Marin
Ceres provides and delivers healing meals prepared lovingly by local teens and adult mentors for people undergoing cancer treatment.
- Adult Kitchen Mentors work under the direction of the Chef in the San Rafael kitchen, helping teens develop kitchen and team skills while assisting in the preparation and cooking of Ceres meals. Kitchen hours are from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, year-round.
- Food Prep Volunteers, a small team of adults that prepare vegetables each Wednesday (1:30 - 3:30 pm) that teen chefs later cook to make healing meals for Ceres clients.
- The Client Liaison is primarily responsible for managing Ceres' relationship with a small number of clients. From initial home visit with the client to program completion, the liaison is the clients' ongoing point of contact. Medical, counseling, social work or similar background is preferred.
Please contact Kay Law, Adult Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] or 415.342.3242.
Volunteers needed to work with neglected children
Marin Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with abused and neglected children, many of whom are in the foster care system. CASA volunteers advocate for "their" child by reporting to the judge what they feel is in the child's best interests. They receive initial training and on-going supervision to prepare them for this role. To find out more contact Martha Girard at 415-507-9016 or [email protected] or www.marinadvocates.org.