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Volunteer

Our work would not be possible without the support from dedicated volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in creating the warm community atmosphere that exists within all of our buildings and also support tenants on an individual basis

Volunteers give their time in a range of different ways, including:

  • Running or assisting with classes for tenants (on Zoom or in person)
  • Helping to organise events and activities within our developments – examples include (but are not limited to) running an art class, creative writing sessions or a bridge club
  • Giving talks or facilitating discussion groups
  • Befrienders who spend time with tenants in person or on the phone
  • Supporting with administration at Head Office
  • Establishing or joining a fundraising committee
  • Becoming a Trustee for Jewish Blind & Disabled.

Why volunteer at Jewish Blind & Disabled?

By volunteering with Jewish Blind & Disabled, you will:

  • Become a valued member of the ‘JBD family’ and make a real difference to the lives of tenants
  • Have the opportunity to meet and establish friendships with some of our inspiring tenants, staff and other volunteers
  • Be supported by a professional team through an induction, regular training sessions and ongoing support
  • Have the opportunity to develop skills
  • Be invited to volunteer thank you events.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please call 020 4548 8674 or email volunteer@jbd.org

Tenant volunteers

We encourage tenants to play a role in shaping and contributing to their community by becoming a tenant volunteer. Tenant volunteers help to organise and co-ordinate particular events and activities in each of the developments such as film evenings, walking groups or classes to learn new skills.

Tenant volunteers are also members of Tenant Steering Groups who meet regularly to share ideas and discuss plans. We offer all volunteers – tenant volunteers and external volunteers induction training and continuous support.

Help us create the warm supportive communities that exist in our buildings

Apply to become a volunteer
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volunteers supported tenants with shopping or befriending since the start of the pandemic

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tenants have been matched with telephone befrienders

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activities led by volunteers each week

“I started volunteering at Fairacres in 2014; organising an afternoon tea club every Tuesday and a lunch every few months. Its safe to say volunteering with Jewish Blind & Disabled has enriched my life.”

Barbara Wallis, Jewish Blind & Disabled Volunteer

“For many years now, I have had the pleasure of meeting lots of lovely tenants who are willing to join me for our weekly chair-based exercise classes.”

Julie Power, Jewish Blind & Disabled Volunteer