Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NVHC. We have many opportunitities for you to get involved based on your interest area. Whether you have a few hours to spare here or there or would like to have a more steady commitment, we have volunteer opportunities for you!

Greeter - ADAMS Center

Tasks – Welcome ADAMS Center members as they arrive for Friday afternoon services.

Time Commitment – 1.5 hours

Volunteers Needed – At least two people for each Friday afternoon service

Hours – 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Greeter - Friday Shabbat services

Tasks – Welcome congregants and guests as they arrive for Shabbat services. Make sure people know where to go, what to expect, where prayer books are, etc. Answer questions or direct people to the Board Rep or others as needed.

Time Commitment – 2 hours

Volunteers Needed – 2 people for each Friday evening service

Hours – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Be a Buddy to New Members/Families

Task – Serving as an “NVHC Buddy” to a new member/family by personally welcoming them, inviting them to an NVHC event, and helping them become part of our community.

Time Commitment – 1 hour

Volunteers Needed – unlimited

Hours – Various NVHC events, as appropriate

Host a "Coffee Connection"

Task – Open  your home to a small group of members to enjoy a nosh and conversation. Coffee Connections are one-time events occurring in multiple homes for a facilitated conversation about engaging in our community’s future. We will provide the guest list, template for the invitation, and a facilitator to run the evening. You provide coffee, tea, perhaps some sweets, and a warm welcome.

Time Commitment – 1 .5 – 2 hours

Volunteers Needed – unlimited

Hours – You choose the date and time.

Social Action

Task – Become involved in a social action activity (e.g. participating in VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Communications and Engagement), mentoring or providing weekend snacks for Forest Edge students, providing meals at the local hypothermia shelter)

Time Commitment – As needed by activity

Volunteers Needed – unlimited

Hours – May be on a regular basis or periodically.  This is recurring and ongoing.

Host a Shabbat Dinner

Task – Celebrate Shabbat with old and new friends in your home.  Enjoy Shabbat dinner, talk, share stores, sing and relax. If you participated in our Jubilee Year 50 Shabbat Dinners, you know what a special evening this will be.

Time Commitment – 2 – 2 1/2 hours

Volunteers Needed – unlimited

Hours – Friday, January 12, 2018

NVHC Cares

Task – Reach out to members in need. Explore opportunities to participate in NVHC Cares progams that foster a caring community by connecting with members to provide support and care through both difficult times and joyful times such as births, adoptions, illness, or bereavement. NVHC Cares connects through cards, calls, visits, and challot.

Time Commitment – as appropriate to the task or activity

Volunteers Needed – unlimited

Hours – Ongoing or periodic

Join a Chavurah

A chavurah is a group of friends or chaverim. Most chavurot are social, where friendship, food and talk are paramount. The groups often celebrate Jewish holidays with each other, which is particularly important when one is far from relatives. A chavurah could focus on conversation: perhaps reading a Jewish-related article or book and discussing it. Or the chavurah may choose to attend synagogue functions as a group. The group determines its own course, and each chavurah has its own personality.

Tell us about you

Tell us about you so we can match you based on your interests. Let us know what your interests are and availability to help out so that we can call on you if we find the perfect opportunity.