General FAQs about J-Serve
What organizations and/or projects do J-Serve participants volunteer at?
J-Serve participants have volunteered with, and on projects supporting organizations such as The Baldwin Center, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Greening of Detroit, The Bottomless Toy Chest, Spaulding Court of Detroit, Volunteers of America, Yad Ezra, JARC, Jewish Senior Life of Michigan (JSL) and more!
Who can volunteer with J-Serve?
Jewish Teens in grades 6th through 12th are welcome and encouraged to volunteer! Students will be engaged in projects that are custom designed for their age and interests with adult chaperones at every project.
Who chaperones J-Serve events?
J-Serve chaperones include Jewish community educators and professionals who work with teens (such as youth group advisors). Parents are welcome (and encouraged!) to chaperone at J-Serve events and often find the experience to be fun and rewarding.
What is the adult chaperone to teen volunteer ratio?
1 adult to 10 teen volunteers is the standard ratio.
Will I earn community service hours?
Yes. You will receive a letter at the end of the J-Serve event stating your volunteer hours.
How do teens get to volunteer sites?
Bus transportation to work sites is provided for J-Serve events.
What do I need to bring with me to J-Serve?
Besides your signed permission slip and/or release forms, volunteer sites welcome donations of non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies (i.e. laundry detergent, disinfecting wipes) and toiletries.