The concept of the Jewish Volunteering Network, JVN, started when one of the founding members decided she had spare time on her hands and would like to volunteer but did not know where to start. It occurred to her how much easier it would be to have a portal where all Jewish charities could promote their volunteering vacancies. Since it's inception JVN has grown into a source of information for charities and volunteers alike and actively promotes volunteering in the Jewish community.
JVN is a national charity connecting people across the community. We work across the voluntary, public and private sectors to raise the profile of volunteering within the Jewish community. Our highly developed website helps volunteers find suitable opportunities and our telephone helpline offers a bespoke matching service for specific projects.
Whether you choose to give one hour a week to a local organisation, one month contributing to a national campaign or go volunteering abroad, JVN matches volunteers with the right opportunities to fit their interests and skills.
JVN is proud to have hundreds of charities in our network offering roles as varied as delivering meals, putting on pantomimes, making food parcels, writing websites as well as administration, hands-on social welfare projects and fundraising. Our aims are to:
- To bring volunteers and volunteering opportunities together
- To stimulate more Jewish people to volunteer
- To be a beacon of governance and a model of good volunteering practice for every Jewish volunteer-involved organisation
- To become the central source of inspiration and leadership for volunteering in the Jewish community
If you would like to phone or email JVN please Contact Us