Bar/Bat Mitzvah Volunteer Opportunity

Program: Refugee Resettlement

Minimum Time Requirements: 2-3 hours per activity and minimum of three (3) activities. 

Brief Description: Please come to an orientation to learn more about what we do. After the orientation, we'll meet with you personally to create your Bar/Bat Mitzvah project.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Projects include three facets:

  1. Giving back: options currently include fundraising, creating welcome kits etc.
  2. Hands on Volunteering: options include helping with Youth English education, helping out at the office, leading advocacy programs in your communities.
  3. Education: options include a presentation (oral, video, photography etc.) for their class, congregation, or other group about the experience of refugees.

Parental involvement required for all tasks.

Will travel be required? Depends on activity, would be within the city of Philadelphia, primarily South and Northeast Philadelphia.

Are there language needs? No.

Will training be provided? No formal training is necessary but upon notifying us of your desire to volunteer, specific instructions as well as important information about a HIAS Pennsylvania staff member who will be working with you will be provided.

Sign up for a Refugee Team Orientation

All Orientations take place at 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

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