Volunteer Opportunities & Award Details
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Volunteer Opportunities & Award Scheme

Last year, young adults aged S4 - S6 did over 700 hours of volunteering in the Jewish Community! Youth are making a huge contribution to Glasgow and deserved to be recognised for all of their hard work. 

With that in mind, UJIA is launching an award scheme which will allow young leaders to track the hours they are doing and receive and award at the end of the year marking their achievements.

Read below to learn more about the upcoming opportunities and how the award scheme will work. Please note that additional opportunities may arise during the year, so sign up for our general volunteering list if you would like to hear about those.

The UJIA Glasgow Team
Volunteer Opportunities
Public Speaking:
Kol Nidre Appeal (Sep 18, 2018)
Yom HaShoah Compere (May 1, 2019)
Yom HaZikaron Speaker (May 7, 2019)

JLGB Leader (Weekly - Thursdays)
EBBM Leader (Monthly - Wednesdays)
GJYC Leader (Monthly, S5 or S6 Only)
Synagogue Youth Services (Monthly)
Summer Scheme Leader (July 2019)
Event Organisation/One-Off Events: 
Diversity Day (Sep 6, 2018)
Mitzvah Day (Nov 18, 2018)
Chanukah (Dec 9, 2018)
Yom Ha'Atzmaut (May 2019)

Cancer Charity Sponsored Swim (Sep 16, 2018)
Super Sunday (Dec 2, 2018)
EBBM Bag Packing (TBD, 2019)
Maccabi Fun Run (June 2, 2019)

Useful Contacts:

• Brittany Ritell: EBBM, EBBM Bag Pack, Mitzvah Day & Glasgow Jewish Youth Club
–Glasgow.Youthworker@ujia.org (E)
–0141 530 5344 (T)

• Micheline Brannan: Super Sunday & Kol Nidre Appeal
–Micheline.brannan@ujia.org (E)
–0141 530 5340 (T)

• Joanna Hyman: Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Yom HaShoah & Yom Hazikaron
–0141 530 5343 (T)
• Sue Faber: Summer Scheme, Chanukah Event & Diversity Day
–suefaber@maccabigbscotland.org (E)
–0141 638 6177 (T)

• Daniel Cohen: JLGB, Cancer Charity Sponsored Swim & Maccabi Fun Run
–Daniel-cohen@Hotmail.com (E)

• Synagogue Reps: Synagogue Youth Services
–Giffnock: rabbimrubin@talk21.com (E)
–Newton Mearns: office@nmhc.co.uk (E)

Volunteer Sign Ups

Click on the link to a certain type of volunteering and sign up for them on the electronic form. Note that signing up doesn't guarantee you will be part of that opportunity as some have limited spaces. Someone will be in contact with more details.

Public Speaking Sign Ups
Leadership Sign Ups
One Off Event Sign Ups
Fundraising Sign Ups
General Opportunities Sign Up
Volunteer Award Scheme

Submitting Hours

You can track your volunteer hours within the Jewish Community by submitting this easy Google Form each month:  https://goo.gl/forms/Qsmc11nDO0xpWHZi1 
The form will ask for you to detail how many hours you volunteered, a breakdown of where those hours were spent and a contact for each place you volunteered at so we can verify them.

Award Levels

Highest Volunteer Hours – Special Award for the person who has volunteered the most hours
Gold – For those that complete more than 50 hours of volunteering within the Jewish Community
Silver – For those that complete between 30 and 50 hours of volunteering within the Jewish Community
Bronze – For those that complete between 10 to 30 hours of volunteering within the Jewish Community
Recognition – For those that complete under 10 hours of volunteering within the Jewish Community

Additional Info

• For reference:  Volunteering all 5 days of Summer Scheme alone earns you 43 hours and a Silver level award.
• Other organisations not listed can count: If you lead Habo Ken or FZY Chevruta, if you volunteer with Guides or Jewish Care Scotland, if you volunteer at the WIZO Bazaar, those all count
• The year is considered to be between September 2018 and July 2019
• This is specifically for any volunteering done within the Scottish Jewish Community

Award Name

Right now, this is called the Volunteer Award Scheme but I think there's probably a better title out there, don't you? Help us out with creating a great, prestigious sounding name for this award by submitting your ideas here:  https://goo.gl/forms/qqADN5rtPxYOVT5X2
Contact the UJIA Glasgow Youth Worker, Brittany Ritell at glasgow.youthworker@ujia.org for any question regarding Jewish youth activities in Glasgow or to have YOUR youth events featured here.