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Volunteer Opportunities


During this time of social distancing, don’t find yourself disconnected from your temple community. There are several important volunteer opportunities that you can do from the comfort and safety of your own home, plus one important need in person at this time. Browse current opportunities below, and contact us if you have a volunteer idea that isn’t posted.

Updated June 15, 2021

Friday Night or Saturday Morning Shabbat Greeters

Location: Temple Beth Shalom

Job duties:

  • Greet congregants as they arrive for Shabbat Service and assist with the check-in process.
  • Usher congregants to their seats and help with dismissal at the conclusion of the service.
  • Help ensure compliance of the temple’s in-person gathering safety protocol and building protocol.

Age requirement: 18 years or older

Time Commitment: Fridays from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m and/or Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m. Once you go through our short training, you can choose which Fridays or Saturdays work for your schedule.

Why this opportunity matters: As the temple begins limited in-person gatherings, new protocols will be in place to help establish a culture of health, safety, and shared responsibility. Greeters are essential in helping to intertwine these protocols into our existing culture of being warm and welcoming.

Bonus: While in Phase C or our reopening protocol, Shabbat attendance is capped at 60 people. By agreeing to serve as a greeter, you and one other member of your family are guaranteed a seat at the Shabbat service.

Contact us to get involved with this volunteer opportunity.

Phone Support for Congregant Technology Needs

Location: Your own home

Job duties:

  • Assist congregants with the use of online platforms so they are able to participate in temple functions.
  • Over the phone, talk congregants through using Zoom, YouTube streaming, and Facebook livestream (all platforms that the temple will utilize for services, meetings, and learning.)
  • Over the phone, help congregants download, explore, and utilize various grocery delivery or curbside apps to ensure they stay safe while getting the supplies they need.

Age requirement: 18 years or older

Why this opportunity matters: At an unprecedented time when technology is vital to connect with others, we don’t want to leave any congregant behind in their opportunity to engage with temple life.

Contact us to get involved with this volunteer opportunity.

Phone Buddies for Fellow Congregants

This volunteer opportunity is currently full.

Location: Your own home

Job duties:

  • Call an assigned list of congregants once a week to provide friendly conversation and check-ins.
  • Age requirement: 18 years or older

Why this opportunity matters: We want all congregants to feel connected within congregational life, and phone calls can truly brighten someone’s day.

Contact us to get involved with this volunteer opportunity.

Hineinu: Providing consolation, comfort, and friendship

The purpose of a Hineinu volunteer is to provide consolation, comfort, and friendship to our members who have lost a loved one. Learn more.

Thu, September 23 2021 17 Tishrei 5782