Volunteers play a crucial role at Jami

Over the past two years we have benefitted from over 200 people getting involved throughout our organisation.

Jami volunteers provide essential support in our hubs and services centres; at the Head Room Café; through hospital visiting and befriending; providing financial or benefits advice; fundraising trust research; and through hospitality for Jewish festivals and beyond.

Increasingly our volunteers are developing their creative side within Jami’s Social Enterprise outlets: upcycling at the Warehouse and helping to raise vital funds through selling donated goods on eBay and at the café boutique.

The Jami Ambassador Programme has introduced us to incredible advocates who provide an essential link to their synagogue and youth group communities, raising awareness of what we do and helping us in our goal of ‘transforming the landscape’ of mental health.

We are excited at the continued growth in number of younger Jami volunteers. Teenagers in years 12 and 13 and undergraduates from different universities have spent time in our hubs as part of an expanded work experience programme; the National Citizenship Service summer programme provided eight participants to run a highly successful fun day for people at our Edgware Hub; and over 70 young teenagers took part in the Big Charity Upcycle for Jami with Project ImpACT turning old and unwanted donated items into new, sustainable, creative items.

Jami’s Redbridge and Hackney hubs have been enhanced by new dedicated volunteers supporting people using Jami services, in physical fitness, leading discussions and joining in hub activities to make people feel welcome and involved.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

To find out more about the wide variety of volunteering opportunities at Jami, please email Kelvin.zane@jamiuk.org or call 020 8458 2223.