Volunteering is a great way to make good use of your skills while supporting Jami’s vital work.
Volunteers play a significant role in Jami, providing essential support in our hubs and at Head Room Café; through hospital visiting and befriending; providing financial or benefits advice; fundraising trust research; through hospitality for Jewish festivals and beyond.
At Jami Social Enterprise outlets, creative volunteers are upcycling furniture and helping to fundraise through selling donated goods on eBay and at the Head Room Café boutique.
The Jami Ambassador Programme has introduced us to incredible advocates who provide an essential link to their synagogue or youth group community, raising awareness of what we do and helping us in our goal of ‘transforming the landscape’ of mental health.
Compeer is Jami’s new and exciting 1:1 befriending programme, which pairs individuals with trained volunteers which can be in person, over the phone or via Zoom. Through regular contact and check-in calls, matches can build trust and get to know each other, whilst promoting independence and better wellbeing through planned activities in pairs. Activities can range from a coffee and a chat, accompanying to appointments or groups within the community and would depend on the need of the individual, and so a flexible approach is key!
Whatever your background and however you help, volunteering at Jami is rewarding and fun.
“I get a lot of confidence out of volunteering … as well as a lot of social interaction – even going out to the cinema with other volunteers.”
– Louis, a volunteer at our Social Enterprise Hub
Current volunteering opportunities
Collection from JW3 and/or Jewish Care (N11)
One of the ways that Jami has adapted since lockdown is to provide meal deliveries to some of our members. This includes a friendly door-step chat to reduce loneliness and help members to feel more engaged with the community. Collection on Tuesdays is from Jewish Care (N11) between 9.30-11.30, and Thursdays from JW3 at 1pm. If this is something you would like to be involved with, please do get in touch!
We are looking for friendly, empathetic, and committed Compeer volunteers to help provide a meaningful social connection as part of our 1:1 befriending programme. With social distancing and lockdowns, loneliness and isolation are sadly becoming more common, and just one phone call a week can make a big difference. At the moment, Compeer is over the phone and via Zoom, but as restrictions ease in the future this can move to face-to-face.