The Jewish Relief Agency brings together individuals of all means, ages and backgrounds to address our community’s physical, social and spiritual needs, satisfying our unique desire to take care of each other and do good in the world. Built on the foundation of our monthly food distribution and Jewish values, our programs relieve the pangs of hunger, bring meaning to our recipients and volunteers, and build a caring and connected community.
JRA works to alleviate the everyday burdens of poverty for approximately 6,000 diverse individuals across Greater Philadelphia through our Monthly Food Distributions. Prior to the pandemic JRA attracted between 800 and 1,200 volunteers a month from all walks of life to come together to deliver food and other critical supplies to individuals in need. Since the summer of 2021, JRA has steadily increased the number of volunteers gathering at the warehouse for volunteer shifts each month. In both October and November the organization saw roughly 600 volunteers participate in the Monthly Food Distribution program.
Over the years, JRA has established additional programs to meet community members at their point of need. Our array of supportive services, which include the Family Friendly Food Initiative, Everyday Essentials program, Crisis Fund, and Friendly Phone Calls, alleviate some of the stressors felt by the families we serve.
JRA is seeking a Volunteer Program Manager to perform the critical role of creating and managing an outstanding volunteer experience. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, is highly motivated, energetic, organized, and tech-savvy. We aim to hire an engaged, hands-on leader who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. This individual will oversee a robust volunteer experience that is diverse, multi-generational, includes new and returning volunteers as well as a variety of groups, and fosters a supportive and thriving community culture where volunteer engagement is celebrated, and kindness is taught.