“Looking for ways to get involved? In need of volunteer hours? Join BBYO Eastern Canada Region as we take part in J-SERVE!
J-SERVE’s mission is to provide teens with the opportunity to contribute to acts of kindness, just and charitable giving, and the responsibility to repair the world. Across the Globe, all on one day, Jewish teens will join each other to make their community and the world a better place.
Upon registering for J-SERVE (click ticket link), you will have the option to select 1 of 5 different organizations (based on your interest) from which to volunteer at on this day. The following is a short description of each organization to help make your decision:
1) Friendship Circle of Montreal - Friendship Circle creates friendship in the lives of individuals with special needs and provides an opportunity to become a contributing member of the community. Through their programming, Friendship Circle aims to promote an inclusive community that values all individuals regardless of the challenges they face.
2) The Family Store – The Family Store is a discounted grocery store for underprivileged families, it allows people to shop for their kosher food at highly discounted prices. The idea is that it is not a charity, and we serve people with respect and dignity. Making the world a better place is everyone’s responsibility.
3) Mada Community Center - MADA’s mission is to help people in need with the basic necessities of life while preserving their dignity and helping them become self-sufficient members of the community.
4) Hope & Cope - Hope & Cope helps people cope with cancer. Guided by professional staff, cancer-experienced volunteers provide psycho-social support and practical resources that help patients regain a sense of control and well-being, reduce isolation and restore hope.
5) Mindstrong Young Minds – Mindstrong Youngminds is an organization whose mission is to provide High School students with the opportunity to actively engage in an important cause through mental health education, raising awareness, and ultimately eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness.
**Everyone is to gather at the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA at 12:00 pm on Sunday to check in and collect their free “Good Deeds Day” t-shirts and other swag. You will then be shuttled to your specific locations.
Upon completing your volunteer hours, Please make sure to return to the Y for Snacks, drinks and music as well as to receive your certificate that you have completed your community service hours.
***You must return to the Y following your volunteering in order to get credited for your hours!”