Social Action – Tikkun Olam

Social Action/Tikkun Olam also defined as social justice, social responsibility, repairing the world, volunteering, humanitarianism, taking action or ethically-charged social activism (Dr. Yehudah Mirsky) is a key value in Judaism.
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Volunteer Opportunities are Sorted by Topic

Arts and Culture
Boulder Jewish Film Festival Menorah – serve on the committee that plans the Boulder Jewish Film Festival For More Information
Nevei Yeladim Nevei Kodesh – volunteer in the classroom and beyond For More Information
Milk and Honey Farm Boulder JCC – help us build a 2 acre farm at the Boulder JCC for the entire community For More Information
Farm Committee Bonai Shalom – help start a farm to grow food for Bonai Shalom events For More Information
Garden Committee Nevei Kodesh – help start a garden For More Information
Community Table Nevei Kodesh and Bonai Shalom – Prepare and serve one dinner a month to indigent or low income individuals and families For More Information
Breakfast at the Homeless Shelter Nevei Kodesh – cook and serve breakfast at the Homeless Shelter one Sunday per month For More Information
Tuv Ha’aretz Entire Community – Jewish CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) volunteer at share pick up to help the farmers distribute shares For More Information
EFFA Food Pantry Contributions through Beth Ami For More Information
Food Collection Har HaShem – bins are always available in the lobby. Special collections during High Holidays and Thanksgiving. For More Information
Global Health and Development/Healthcare
9 Health Fair Boulder Jewish Community Center – need for general volunteers, doctors, flobotomists and other healthcare providers For More Information
Bikkur Cholim Nevei Kodesh – organizes volunteers to help people who are ill with shopping, cooking, driving to doctors appointments, and visits For More Information
Annual Blood Drive Congregation Har HaShem in partnership with Bonai Shalom hosts an annual blood drive each winter For More Information
Gun Control
Working Group on Gun Violence Prevention Congregation Bonai Shalom – group working toward advocacy, education and dialogue For More Information
Jewish Community
Chevra Kaddisha Entire Community – Jewish Burial Society For More Information
Jewish Festival Entire Community – needs volunteers on planning committee and day of festival For More Information
General Volunteering Har HaShem – tasks include greeters for services, planning committees (including tikkun olam), one time events For More Information
Multiple Issues
Women of the J Boulder Jewish Commmunity Center – “Project Mitzvah” is our way to give back to the greater Boulder community by partnering with existing charitable organizations. For More Information
Homeless Shelter Har HaShem, Nevei Kodesh and Bonai Shalom serve as Homeless Overflow sites through BOHO. Volunteers can help serve meals and other tasks. For More Information
Jewish Family Service For More Information
Social Justice/Advocacy
JABA Entire Community – Jews as Black Allies For More Information
Inclusion Project Multiple Organizations have inclusion committees that are working together to increase support systems so every person can have access to the Jewish community For More Information
Christmas Mitzvah Project (Sponsored by JEWISHcolorado)
Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Join this community-wide effort and lend a hand to local hospitals, assisted living facilities, shelters and other organizations over the Christmas holiday. Volunteers will be matched with a project on December 24 or 25. No special skills are required. Examples of tasks include preparing meals, collecting gifts, answering phones, facilitating activities and staffing gift shops. Please register by November 25.