Jumpstart Volunteer Program

Jumpstart, which is the division at JCA that caters to the next gen, has recently launched an incredible new initiative called Jumpstart Volunteer. This is an online platform that allows Jewish organisations who are doing meaningful and life-changing work to post professional volunteer opportunities online. Professionals can log onto the platform and browse the opportunities that are available. They can then apply for an opportunity that matches their skills and capacity. This is a way to leverage off the array of skills that our community has and import those skills into organisations that will benefit. It also provides an avenue for those who are looking to give back in a highly impactful and direct way.

There are so many powerful stories from those who have volunteered in our community. Lauren Koseff, Human Resource Manager at Moriah said the following, “By placing an advert on the Jumpstart Portal, we received a number of applications of great individuals who were all keen to get involved and lead our MIT Club Launch Project. We were so lucky to find Jonathan Herman, who is a Moriah graduate (class of 2015). Jono has used his academic qualifications in Commerce and Information Systems together with his work experience in the start-up world to lead and guide our students.”

Erez Rachamim, who has worked across private equity and venture capital said the following “Jumpstart has created a platform for me to contribute tangibly to the Jewish Community and develop professional skill sets at the same time. Working with Magen David Adom has been a hugely rewarding experience.” This initiative has the potential to drive internal innovation and transform how business is done at our communal organisations.

Some of the opportunities available on the platform at the moment are:
• NSW Board of Jewish Education is looking for a videographer
• Australian Jewish Historical Society is looking for a Communications Specialist
• Jewish Care are looking for Big Brothers for their Big Brother, Big Sister Program
• The Sydney Jewish Museum is looking for an SEO Specialist

If you would like to make a huge impact on our community and give of your time and talent then please log onto www.jumpstartvolunteer.jca.org.au and register your interest.