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Turning a Mission into a Reality

At the J we believe it’s not just what we say – it’s what we do. And, while we provide the entire community with a destination for inclusive wellness, high quality education, and comprehensive social services – what we really do is serve a mission that brings everyone together.

That takes work.

We’re at our best when the community invests not only in its financial resources, but also its time and talents. From serving clients of the Jewish Community Pantry to supporting our legacy leaders in senior adult programs to educating youth through our tutoring services – there is no shortage of opportunities to open your heart and give some of yourself back to the community.


The Volunteer Hub is a centralized destination for current and future volunteers to engage with JCC programs and the community we serve. You can view current and upcoming volunteer opportunities, indicate your interest, and register to volunteer.

Our dedicated Volunteer Coordinator will match you with the opportunities that best align with your passions. From helping to shape programs by joining a committee to offering day-of support for events big and small, there’s no shortage of ways to get involved.


  • Join the Albert & Ann Deshur JCC Rainbow Day Camp Committee: Committees meet for 90 minutes every 6-8 weeks
  • Join the Steve & Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC Committee: Committees meet for 90 minutes every 6-8 weeks
  • Camp Interlaken Registration & Pick-Up Days: Help direct cars, keep lines moving, and register campers when they arrive to board buses

    Volunteers are needed June 18, June 19, July 16, and July 17. Select your time to volunteer in the sign up sheet HERE.
  • Camp Interlaken Returning Buses: Welcome the buses home on July 3, July 15, July 31, and August 12 at Congregation Shalom from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Please contact Sarah Deneve or Holly White if your interested in this volunteer opportunity.
  • JCC Community Garden Help: Help us get our garden beds at the Whitefish Bay campus in shape for the season. Our gardens are used as educational tools for Gan Ami students and produce grown is donated to the Jewish Community Pantry.
  • Event Help: Greet/register guests, help facilitate activities, help setup and take down
  • Join the Arts & Culture Committee: Committee meets for an hour approximately ever 6 weeks over an 18-month period
  • Program Assistants: Help participants board/deboard buses, assist program leaders, and ensure participants are present and engaged
  • Event Help: Greet/register guests, help facilitate activities, help setup and take down
  • Join the Youth & Family Committee: Committee meets approximately every 6 weeks over an 18-month period
  • Volunteer at the Jewish Community Pantry: Assist guests, stock shelves, manage intake, and other tasks on service days (Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings)
  • Help unload deliveries and stock shelves Thursday mornings from 7:00-9:00 AM.
  • Pickup donations from Trader Joe’s in Glendale at 8:15 AM on Monday mornings and deliver them to the pantry.

Greet/register guests, help facilitate activities, help setup and take down, and other duties as needed.


Not only will you make a difference in someone’s life, but you’ll make a difference in your own.

Complete this interest form to begin your volunteer journey.



In the future, we aim to collaborate with other Jewish organizations, creating a centralized hub for all volunteer opportunities in our community. For now, we invite you to look at the JCC’s current opportunities and get involved.

Questions about our volunteer programs? Contact Sarah DeNeve, JCC Volunteer Coordinator.