"Y" Volunteer?

Gail Warrack, MSEd
Director of Volunteer Services

(516) 822-3535, x347  |  gwarrack@miyjcc.org

Rhonda Green
Volunteer Coordinator

(516) 822-3535, x346  |  rgreen@miyjcc.org

Our Mission

The Mid-Island Y JCC views volunteerism as a vital component to the continued growth and success of the JCC community. We seek to build a strong, healthy and engaged community by connecting volunteers of all ages and abilities with opportunities to serve and by providing resources to volunteers in order to build creative and effective volunteer projects, programs and partnerships.



Become a Volunteer

We invite you to be part of the Mid-Island Y JCC’s expanding Volunteer program. There’s never been a better time to start volunteering! 

Here are the top 5 reasons why...

5. You get to share your knowledge, experience and compassion.


4. You will feel connected and develop new friendships.


3.  Giving of your time is a valuable gift that will cost you nothing.


2.  It’s good for you — there are so many physical and

mental rewards.


1. You can make a real difference in the lives of people in our community.

NEW Volunteer Opportunities/Projects:

Time For Lunch We need volunteers to cook and serve a delicious, hot lunch to the clients in our Reflections program. This is a wonderful opportunity to give of your time, talent, and compassion to this group of seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. 

Cook for Good with us on one of these dates:

January 6, 13, 22, 27 • February 3, 10, 24 • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

You must sign up to volunteer.

Contact Rhonda Green at rgreen@miyjcc.org.

Volunteer Drivers – Have an hour or two a week to help? Provide transportation for a senior living in the Plainview-Old Bethpage community to a local medical appointment, food shopping or local errand. Contact Rhonda Green at rgreen@miyjcc.org


Changing the World, One Dream at a Time Through hands-on projects, volunteers will create packages that directly impact those struggling with food insecurity and poverty on Long Island. Generously funded by UJA Federation NY. Want to volunteer for this event? Open to children, teenagers, and adults of all ages.

January 20, 2020 • 10:00 am-12:00 pm



Apply to Be a Volunteer


"Y" Volunteer? Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

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application, enter all info and SAVE. Attach and

email to: gwarrack@miyjcc.org.


"Y" Volunteer? Teen Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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application, enter all info and SAVE. Attach and

email to: gwarrack@miyjcc.org.



The Rudman Family Food Pantry

We are delighted to announce that our food pantry has a new name! Due to the incredible generosity of the Rudman family, our pantry will now be known as The Rudman Family Food Pantry.


Project Replenish — We will be working with 15 local synagogues for our 5th annual Project Replenish program. They will be donating non-perishable kosher and non-kosher food items, as well as toiletries and household cleaning supplies, to the Rudman Family Food Pantry here at the Mid-Island Y JCC.


Hunger 101 — We are proud of our Hunger 101 program that teaches school-aged children and adults about hunger and how people who are seeking food from a pantry are assisted.


With the support of our local community, we are helping to alleviate food insecurity among our neighbors. To learn more about our Food Pantry or to volunteer your time, please contact Gail Warrack, x347 or email gwarrack@miyjcc.org.


Service Enterprise Achievement

The Mid-Island Y JCC has successfully been certified

as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light, the

largest organization in the world  dedicated to

volunteer service. With this certification, we join

a prestigious group of nonprofits committed to

effectively delivering on our mission by strategically

engaging volunteer time and talent.


Time For Good

New York's go-to place for Jewish volunteerism.

Click here to learn more.

Do Good, Feel Good-Mitzvah Projects!

Time For Dinner – Volunteer to cook and deliver a warm meal to either a homebound senior or an individual experiencing food insecurity. Increase the well-being of the client by providing this warm meal to alleviate hunger and a brief visit to reduce isolation. You can cook alone or with a group and provide as few as one delivery or as many you wish. You must sign up with Gail Warrack or Rhonda Green.

Candlewishes Project – Bring the joy of celebrating a birthday by hosting a party for children who often have their birthday pass by without any celebration. In partnership with LIFQHC (Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center) in Hempstead, volunteers will host a party at LIFQHC and provide pizza, cake, activity, and gifts for children celebrating a birthday in a given month. For more information, contact Gail Warrack at 516-822-3535, x347 or gwarrack@miyjcc.org

#shareyourbirthday – Having a birthday party? Receive a gift that you do not need or want? Encourage others to share joy on their birthday by donating to a child who may not receive any gifts on their special day. You can ask for donations in lieu of gifts or you can collect party supplies at your celebration. Participating in #shareyourbirthday is a great way to let others feel the joy of giving. Donations can be dropped off to Gail and Rhonda for the Candlewishes project or we can connect you with an organization to donate them to.

Pack the Pantry – Hold a food drive at a local supermarket to help stock The Rudman Family Food Pantry. We will provide you with signs, bags, and handouts for your drive. You must contact the manager of the store for approval. Contact Rhonda Green at 516-822-3535, x346 or rgreen@miyjcc.org for more information.


Volunteer for a two hour shift at one of our biggest events!

Help run a carnival game, arts and crafts project, walk around

in a character costume, sell tickets, food, and more!

Sun., March 8

Time slots available:

11:15 am-1:15 pm | 12:15-2:15 pm | 2:15-4:15 pm

This past year we have engaged 1,225 volunteers! Here are some of the wonderful things our volunteers have been doing...

Volunteer breakfast recognizes the hard work of all of our volunteers.

Arnie is one of our volunteer drivers.

Our teens helped create our Kindness Rocks Garden.

Never too young to learn to be kind.

Our youngest volunteers helping us create our Kindness Rocks garden.

Cindy, Melissa and Shari helping us Make Life Kinder at our annual MLK Day of Service.

Ashely helps brighten up the Reflections Day program.

Y volunteer? Because it makes you smile!

Emmory helping to stock our food pantry.

Zach’s Bar Mitzvah project stocked our food pantry with donations.

Time For Dinner volunteers preparing to deliver a home cooked meal.

Volunteers get us ready for Project Replenish event.