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Become a Repair the World Fellow (2014-2015)

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Repair the World

Posted on: May 12, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

Repair the World works to inspire American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. We aim to make service a defining part of American Jewish life. Visit Repair the World's website to learn more about our work.

The Repair the World Fellowship is part of Repair Communities, a Repair the World initiative that will engage volunteers in solving important local issues through their service in U.S. cities. The Fellowship is an exciting, full-time 10.5-month opportunity for Jewish young adults ages 21 to 26 who are committed to organizing communities toward meaningful volunteer projects. Fellows will:

  • Recruit, train, and serve alongside local partners and volunteers in Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh
  • Bring about real community change around a range of issues, including education, poverty, sustainability, hunger, and more
  • Grow as leaders while getting to know a city from the inside out and bottom up
  • Receive intensive training to mobilize the Jewish community to create change in a high-need community
  • Build service solutions that address critical needs in education, housing, hunger, and more.
  • Receive housing, health insurance, and a monthly stipend, among many other perks

Qualifications for Repair the World Fellows:

  • Passionate, go-getter attitude
  • Creativity, compassion, and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Experience or background in community organizing and/or volunteer recruitment
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interest in Jewish service learning and social justice
  • Commitment to making sustainable change in a local community

Living with a team of Fellows, the work will be based out of a central community hub where the Fellows will train volunteers, host programming, and plan for projects – all in collaboration with the community. This service will include facilitated reflection and Jewish service learning. Fellows will learn to facilitate every aspect of the experience for the volunteers. Their work and dedication will build Repair Communities to effect change with an enduring impact.

The 2014-2015 Fellowship will take place from September 3, 2014 through July 16, 2015.

How to apply

To learn more and apply, visit

Please note that applications will only be accepted by completing the online application in the above link.

For more information, please email


Baltimore, MD, US
Detroit, MI, US
Pittsburgh, PA, US
Philadelphia, PA, US


Extra details
Stipend provided
Training provided
Owner's areas of focus

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Full time (30-40 hours/week)
Days of week
Start and end dates
September 3, 2014-July 16, 2015