In Greater Washington and around the country, people are organizing volunteer groups to stay connected and help those in need. The Jewish Federation is here to help the helpers.
Through our Jconnectors platform, whether you’re looking for support to create a new volunteer group or for ways to leverage existing grassroots volunteer efforts, you’ll find ways to reach out to others and offer support and assistance to those in our community affected by COVID-19.
What is a Jconnector?
Jconnectors are what we are calling individuals who are mobilizing their networks (friend groups, fellow synagogue members, neighborhood groups, book clubs, etc.) and creating groups of volunteers to not only help each other but to help others in need in their community and bring them aid and assistance.
How can I start organizing a Jconnector volunteer group?
There are many ways to organize and lead a Jconnector volunteer group. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Where can I find resources to lead my group?
To support you and your volunteer group, as well as the people you are assisting, visit the Jconnect Homepage for a variety of resources from more than 100 community partners, and local agencies and synagogues
For more support, register as a Jconnector! We will connect you with other leaders to share and learn best practices and discuss ways to support each other. You’ll also receive special volunteer opportunities and updates from The Jewish Federation.
For Volunteers- By participating in a volunteer activity facilitated by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, you acknowledge that these activities are voluntary, and may contain risk(s) to your own personal health and safety and other people you might come in contact with. By volunteering, you assume responsibility and liability for these risks. You agree to hold harmless The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and partner organizations and release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and any and all other third-party sponsoring or participating entities from all liability and all claims of any kind arising out of your participation.
For Organizations- The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is not responsible for the behavior or actions of volunteers connected to opportunities promoted via jconnect.org or other Federation communications. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is not liable for any claims of any kind, including but not limited to damages, illness, death, personal injury, or loss or damage of property arising out of volunteer activities, whether caused by organizational or volunteer negligence, or any other cause beyond the control of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. You agree to release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and indemnify The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for all liability and all claims of any kind arising out of The Federation’s communications about volunteer opportunities.