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?

Spring Mitzvah Mania 2014

Spring Mitzvah Mania: March 23 - May 18, 2014

Registration is now open for Spring Mitzvah Mania! This seasonal calendar of one-time volunteer opportunities will run from March 23, 2014 - May 18, 2014. There are projects for all ages and they are sure to fill fast. Sign up today!


Feed Chicago Spring 2014 Button

Help Feed Chicago this Spring

Over 2.1 million individuals receive food assistance in Illinois. Join the fight against hunger. 1 day. 13 projects. 150 volunteers. Join TOV & the Young Leadership Division (YLD) on Sunday, April 6, 2014 and make a difference! Feed Chicago is part of the JUF Hunger Awareness Project. *This event is for young adults between the ages of 22-40ish.


PJ Cares

PJ Cares: Protecting the Environment, a PJ Gives Back event

Volunteer with your family to help the environment and give back to the community through this hands-on volunteer experience. PJ Cares will bring together families for fun activities with a big impact as they work together with Pushing the Envelope Farm to plant and harvest microgreens to donate to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The Flying Fox Conservation Fund will present an interactive animal show about animal education and conservation. This program is proudly presented in partnership with Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School and PJ Library Chicago.


Hands on Heroes 2012

Hands on Heroes

Hands on Heroes offers one-time volunteer opportunities that matches families with local agencies. Most volunteer opportunities are geared towards families with children ages 8 and under. Certain projects may have additional age restrictions. This program is a partnership between JUF Joyfully Jewish and TOV.

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