TOV - Tikkun Olam Volunteers

About TOV

The Tikkun Olam Volunteer (TOV) Network is JUF's connection point for people who want to donate their time to help others in need. In accordance with tikkun olam, the Jewish concept of repairing the world one good deed at a time, TOV places members of the Jewish community with Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation affiliated agencies and with community service projects that need volunteers.

Whether you are interested in volunteering once a week or once a year, in the city or in the suburbs, with the elderly or with children, by tutoring or by serving food to the homeless, TOV's volunteer advisors will work hard to find the best match to meet your needs and interests.

What's Happening @ TOV?

Feed Chicago Fall 2014

Feed Chicago Fall 2014

Over 2.1 million individuals receive food assistance in Illinois. Join the fight against hunger. 1 day. 13 projects. 130 volunteers. Join  TOV & the Young Leadership Division (YLD) on Sunday, September 21, 2014 and make a difference!

*This event is for young adults between the ages of 22-40ish 

Register now. 

TOV Tutoring

TOV Tutoring

Join TOV and Chicago's distinguished literacy non-profit, Working in the Schools (WITS), to work one-on-one with elementary students in need. Tutor a second grade student on Wednesdays during your lunch hour at a local CPS school. Informational session at JUF on Tuesday, September 9 at 12:30 pm.

Register now.

2014 Fall Mitzvah Mania

Fall Mitzvah Mania

Registration for Fall Mitzvah Mania is now open! This seasonal calendar of one-time volunteer opportunities will take place throughout September and October.

Register now.

Hands on Heroes 2012

Hands on Heroes

Hands on Heroes offers one-time volunteer opportunities that match up families with local agencies. Hands on Heroes provides families – moms, dads, grandparents, and kids - with meaningful and age-appropriate opportunities to take part in tikkun olam (repairing the world) together.

Most volunteer opportunities are geared towards families with children ages 8 and under, yet certain projects may have additional age restrictions.

Hands on Heroes is a partnership between TOV, JUF Young Families, and PJ Library.

Hands on Heroes programs will begin in September.

Register now.