Volunteering Opportunities



The Tucson Jewish Community Center (Tucson J) is a community space located in central Tucson at the base of the beautiful Catalina Foothills. For over 60 years, the Tucson J has been a home away from home for Tucsonans of all ages, abilities, faiths, and identities. We serve more than 5,000 people from all walks of life who come to the JCC to grow, play, learn, and relax.


One of the highest ideals in Jewish tradition is chesed. Popularly translated as “acts of loving kindness,” chesed is simpler than that: It is an act voluntarily done by one person for the benefit of others - with no expectation of any reward in return.

Elder Adult Partner

Individuals volunteering for this position are asked to be 18 years of age or older, must have a high school diploma/GED, CPR and First Aid certified, demonstrate good observation skills, judgment, and interest in learning about elder adults with and without disabilities. Lastly, volunteers need to have good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Minimum of twice a week 
  • Minimum of two hours per session
  • Responsible for assisting assigned elder adult in prescribed activities of their choosing 
  • Assist in the implementation of schedules and opportunities for elder adults to make quality use of leisure time
  • Assist in expanding physical, cognitive and memory exercises along with data collection
  • One to One sessions 
  • Encounter art and emerision experiences with your partner!

JAmbassador Volunteer Program

The J Ambassador Program will bring Tucson J members and the broader community into the fold of everyday happenings and special events here at the J, as well as out in the community. This program provides individuals with opportunities to volunteer their time, talents, and skills. Every J Ambassador will be provided with Hitnadvoot (volunteer) training + orientation as well as some specific training and information for the area, program, or event they are assisting with. All participants will receive a special shirt/pin/badge or other identifying item, depending on when, where, and how often they are volunteering.

Volunteer Areas:

  • Wellness
  • C&Y/Camp & Teens 
  • ECE
  • Elder Adults
  • Member Relations/Rentals
  • Inclusion
  • Disability Program Services
  • Jewish Life + Learning/Arts + Culture
  • Marketing