Volunteer at The Selfhelp Home

Every day at Selfhelp is an opportunity to become a part of our volunteer family. Wherever your talents lie or whatever your interests are we can find a place for you here. The contribution you make by volunteering is invaluable to our residents as well as to yourself. If you are interested in becoming part of our volunteer family, please complete the form below and we will contact you for an interview.

Mitzvah Mensches

A meaningful mitzvah project for a 12 or 13 year old can be the highlight of the special milestone of becoming a bar/bat mitzvah. Learn about yourself while making a difference in somebody’s life. There are many ways to connect with The Selfhelp Home through Tikkun Olam (helping to repair the world). Click here to learn more!

Shabbat Volunteers

We are always looking for trained laypeople (or clergy) to join our residents in leading Kabbalat Shabbat services Friday afternoons at 4:30 pm or people who know the Shabbat blessings (candles, kiddush and hamotzi) to lead these blessings at Shabbat dinner at 5:30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know our residents and do a real mitzvah. You and your family would be our guests for a delicious Shabbat dinner, given COVID-19 protocols are not in place.

The Selfhelp Home Gift Shop Volunteers

Join our team in the gift shop. A 100% volunteer run gift shop that sells European chocolates, and a wide variety of baby gifts, toys, jewelry and accessories. Come and be a central part of our community and meet our residents, family and friends.


If you have a love for plants and flowers come and help during our garden club that meets once a week during the Spring and Summer months. Lead us by sharing your knowledge about gardening or just listen with a resident. Either way you will enjoy an afternoon outside on our rooftop garden.

Board Games

Do you enjoy playing board games? Attend or run an evening game night with residents. All games are welcome such as scrabble, rummiKub, Cards, Poker, etc.

Knitting or Crocheting with Residents

Do you love to knit or crochet? Whether you’re interested in showing others how to knit, you want to learn from other residents or just don’t want to knit alone, come and join other residents and knit together! Come and learn from others, be an expert and share a technique or just come for the company.

Friendly Animal Visits

Bring your pup (or other pet) to visit with residents.

English Tutoring for Staff

Meet a staff member to help him/her practice English. It can be as simple as informal conversation or more formal lessons/practice. Many of our staff are in the process of learning English and would welcome an English Tutor.

Friendly Visitors

Spend some time visiting with our residents. Take a walk together, have some coffee or a visit in their apartment .

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

To become a volunteer, please complete the form below. We will contact you and set up a time to meet virtually to learn more about your interests.
Volunteers are required to undergo a criminal background check and must have the COVID-19 vaccine and at least 1 booster. Volunteers are required to undergo some basic orientation training before starting to prepare them to work in a senior living community.

Volunteer at The Selfhelp Home

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