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 2015

Spring Mitzvah Mania

Join TOV to make a difference in your community this season! Spring Mitzvah Mania offers one-time volunteer opportunities during the spring months of March 22 - May 10, 2015. Space is limited; sign up today.

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Israel Solidarity Day

Israel Solidarity Day, JUF's largest community event, will take place on Sunday, May 3 at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions to ensure that this year's ISD runs smoothly. All volunteers will receive a complimentary TOV t-shirt. You must be 14 years old to volunteer.

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PJ Cares: Protecting the Environment

PJ Cares will bring together families on Sunday, May 17 for fun activities with a big impact.  Families will participate in a beach clean-up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and enjoy a camp-style sing-a-long with PJ Library Songleader Steven Chaitman. This event is presented in partnership with Beth Emet Synagogue, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC), Bayit Afterschool, GIFTS, PJ Library Chicago, and JUF Young Families.

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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.

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