Repairing the world is a goal we can all work toward in ways large and small through volunteering. Each of you has time and talents that can serve the needs of others. Community agencies and synagogues have multiple opportunities for you to volunteer.

Find your connection by volunteering.

Volunteer Opportunities - You can make a difference!

New Volunteer/Donation Opportunity - Posted August 11, 2016

1st Rate 2nd Hand
5851 E Speedway Blvd,
Tucson, AZ 85712

Drop off your donations at the West side entrance any time during open store hours. We accept all gently used items including clothing, housewares, furniture, electronics, antiques, vintage, you name it. Just ring our doorbell and someone will arrive to help you!

Free pickup for items that don't fit in your car: furniture and large working appliances. (Sorry, we cannot except CRT TVs). Call to schedule your pickup at 520-327-5252. Pickups are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10 and 2 p.m. We recommend calling at least one week in advance. Pickups are first call, first serve, and based on schedule availability.

Donate an entire estate sale. We work with families and attorneys to downsize for you and can help with your entire estate disposition. Call us and let us know what you need!

Donate a vehicle. We accept vehicle donations, even if your car doesn't run!

Donate your time. We are always looking for friendly volunteers who want to donate their free time by helping out in store! You can select from the large list of organizations we support, and a percentage of our proceeds will be made to that organization based on your volunteer hours.

Don't forget, your donation is tax deductible! (Deductible up to the amount permitted by law within the IRS guidelines.) Simply request a tax donation slip whenever you bring in items.


Jewish Community Relations Council

jcrcWe invite the RELIGIOUS, the SECULAR, the UNINVOLVED, the YOUNG and OLD to come together in service of a COMMON GOOD far greater than the differences that divide us.

Help the Jewish Community Help Others - Make a Difference!

Not ready to join a synagogue or organization, but want to get connected to your Jewish Community? VOLUNTEER

Like to work with children, do historical research, be a docent, help in an office work? Whatever your interest there is something for you. Contribute as much time as you want. Local non-profit organizations need your help
Contact Bryan Davis bdavis@jfsa.org

Homer Davis Project

Join the Jewish Community Relations Council in our adopt-a-school program, Making a Difference Every Day. The Homer Davis Project in our effort to reach out to underserved school children in our community at Homer Davis Elementary School, part of the Flowing Wells School District.

Homer Davis Elementary has a high poverty population [in its enrollment] that, at any given time, hovers around 87.7% at or below the United States poverty limits. The JCRC was looking for a school to work with that was in a socio-economic area that required a true partnership, one that was performing, and one that was dedicated to improving the lives its students and the community.

The Homer Davis Project serves Homer Davis Elementary through homework help for students, an outdoor beautification project, snacks and meal packs for the neediest students, as well as providing backpacks and school supplies. The school is K-6 with about 492 students. JCRC plans to attract community partners from the Jewish community, the business community, individual donors and, especially, in the school district’s zip code, 85705, in an effort to make this an ongoing sustainable community wide project.

The Homer Davis Project needs your help. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer as a homework helper, donor, community partner, or sponsor, we would like to hear from you. For additional information, please contact MaryEllen Loebl, 577-9393, ext. 138 for more information.

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JCRC’s Making a Difference Every Day: The Homer Davis Project – Volunteer Opportunities

Join the federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council as we continue to Make A Difference in our community. Do you work well with children? We are looking for weekly volunteers to tutor students in Math and English. The after school program is held Monday-Thursday. We meet with the children in their classrooms from 2:30-4:45 each week. The children are in grades 1-5. Volunteers need to be able to commit to one study session (2hrs) a week for a minimum of 8 weeks during the school year.

Volunteers will need to be fingerprinted and processed. Please RSVP to Tamar Rala Kreiswirth, tkreiswirth@gmail.com, 520-909-2979