Youth Opportunities and Mitzvah Projects

Youth Opportunities and Mitzvah Projects


We provide a range of ways for young people to discover the joy and fulfillment of volunteerism.

Lunchbox Express

A flexible and fun family volunteer opportunity! Distribute nutritious free lunches during the summer months to hungry children throughout the Denver metro area. The commitment is easy--choose to volunteer on just one day, several days, or each week throughout June, July and August. Children ages 10 and older are welcome to volunteer with a parent/guardian.

Lunchbox Express Book Drive

Feed children's minds by collecting new or slightly-used books for our Lunchbox Express program. Book donations can be made year-round.


"Hope is in the Bag" Food Drive

“Hope is in the Bag” makes it simple to hold a food drive in your school, church/synagogue, or neighborhood. Bright green reusable shopping bags are provided for participants to fill with nonperishable food items. Each bag includes a tag with instructions, deadline, and the current most needed food items for our Weinberg Food Pantry.

Assistance for Refugees and People in Crisis

Plan a mitzvah project or school drive that will make an immediate impact on our community. Please contact us for specific guidelines. Ideas include:

  • Purchase food and fill Ziploc bags with the ingredients to prepare an entire meal.
  • Buy bulk diapers and rubber band them in packs of six.
  • Purchase and pack full-sized toiletry and hygiene items in quart-sized bags.
  • Assemble nutrition packs for transitional clients with foods that can be eaten on the go.
  • Purchase a 25 or 50 lb. bag of rice, and measure 2 cups of rice into individual quart-sized Ziploc bags.
  • Purchase and pack household cleaning supply kits for newly arrived members of the community.

JFS at the JCC Lunch Assistant

Share quality time with older adults in our community by serving hot lunches at the JCC. Offered Monday-Friday, it’s a meaningful way to spend a few hours on a summer day or school break connecting with a group of fascinating people and learning their life stories. (Available to youth ages 12-17.)

For more information about these volunteer opportunities and to get started, please send us an email at

Questions? For more information, please contact:

Nancy Benyamin, CVA

Nancy Benyamin, CVA Director of Volunteer Services

Ph: 720.248.4642
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