Volunteer Program Manager, Jewish Relief Agency

Posted by Jewish Relief Agency on February 28, 2023

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.

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