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Join the Service Corps

Together, live out our Jewish values and become part of a movement to address social injustices. Joining the Service Corps provides the opportunity to serve with local nonprofit organizations, learn alongside a cohort, and earn a stipend.

Fill out the interest form to be notified when Spring 2023 applications open!

Why Serve

You will deepen your commitment to service, strengthen your connection to your community while making a difference, and learn more about yourself while contributing to vital support alongside service organizations.

Tackle Societal Issues

Grow your social justice journey and volunteer with local nonprofits while learning how to mobilize our communities to dismantle systemic oppression.

Strengthen Your Jewish Identity

Through Repair’s framework of action and learning, na’aseh v’nishma, explore the Jewish imperative to seek justice, tzedek, by serving and engaging with Jewish values and wisdom.

Support Your Community

Make an impact in your community through a Jewish lens while supporting social change and serving at local nonprofits.

Invest in Yourself

Spend twelve weeks investing in your community and yourself. Discover your strengths and passions through meaningful service experiences and reflections alongside your peers.

Tackle Societal Issues

Grow your social justice journey and volunteer with local nonprofits while learning how to mobilize our communities to dismantle systemic oppression.

Support Your Community

Make an impact in your community through a Jewish lens while supporting social change and serving at local nonprofits.

Strengthen Your Jewish Identity

Through Repair’s framework of action and learning, na’aseh v’nishma, explore the Jewish imperative to seek justice, tzedek, by serving and engaging with Jewish values and wisdom.

Invest in Yourself

Spend twelve weeks investing in your community and yourself. Discover your strengths and passions through meaningful service experiences and reflections alongside your peers.

Looking to make a difference? This is your moment. Join our stipended, part-time Service Corps in Spring 2023.

What You'll Gain

With intentional focus on service, social inequity, and systemic injustices, you will expand your knowledge, as you serve and reflect alongside your peers and local community.

The Service Corps helped me grow and engage through volunteering and allowed me to reconnect with my Jewish community and feel a sense of purpose.

Aaron Zetley (he/him)

Colorado Corps Member, Fall 2020

55,736+

hours of service & learning contributed by over 683 corps members since Summer 2020, resulting in 22,550 acts of service & learning with more than 255 community partners.

91%

of corps members said Repair gave them the opportunity to do good in the world through a Jewish lens.

Knowing the Jewish community supports values of social justice makes me proud to be a Jew and inspires me to live in the spirit of tikkun olam.

Jessie Duke (she/her)

Los Angeles Corps Member, Spring 2021

The Service Corps helped me grow and engage through volunteering and allowed me to reconnect with my Jewish community and feel a sense of purpose.

Aaron Zetley (he/him)

Colorado Corps Member, Fall 2020

91%

of corps members said Repair gave them the opportunity to do good in the world through a Jewish lens.

55,736+

hours of service & learning contributed by over 683 corps members since Summer 2020, resulting in 22,550 acts of service & learning with more than 255 community partners.

Knowing the Jewish community supports values of social justice makes me proud to be a Jew and inspires me to live in the spirit of tikkun olam.

Jessie Duke (she/her)

Los Angeles Corps Member, Spring 2021

The Service Corps Experience

How You’ll Serve

As a corps member you will build service partners’ capacity through volunteering for 5-10 hours per week and participate in community building and local learning around contextual education, service, and Jewish values.

The Impact

Driven by Jewish values, you will serve alongside nonprofits in your community, amplifying their work and contributing to over 100,000 hours of service and learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Service Corps mobilizes young adults ages 18-29 to invest both in their communities and themselves through a Jewish service-learning experience. Corps members will volunteer virtually or in-person, following CDC guidelines, with local service partners. Each city will have a cohort supervised by a local Repair the World staff member to integrate the themes of the program in a small group setting. Corps members will spend 5-10 hours per week volunteering, connecting with the Jewish community, and discussing foundational elements of social justice.

Service Corps has programming in the spring and fall. The Fall 2022 cohort applications have closed in Pittsburgh, Miami, the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Cleveland. Colorado applications are open and the cohort will begin on October 31. Please fill out the interest form if you would like to become a corps member in one of our communities in Spring 2023.

We are looking to create cohorts of corps members in the following areas: Atlanta, Bay Area, Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Colorado (Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins metro areas), Manhattan, Los Angeles, Miami, and Pittsburgh.

The Service Corps is a 5-10 hour per week commitment. Corps members will spend 5-10 hours per week volunteering, and an additional 1-2 hours per week in learning sessions.

Yes! As long as you are clear with your City staff member and the nonprofit organization you are placed with, we are happy for you to take a week off and make up those hours another week or at the end of the program. 

Volunteer placements are specific to each city and local partner organizations’ needs. Local staff will work with Corps members to meet their needs and comfort as it pertains to COVID-19, social distancing, and accommodations. Some of our partners are requesting Corps members take on virtual work to help them during this time, meaning volunteering can happen virtually from home. Others are in need of volunteers who are willing and able to work addressing issues on the ground. Corps members who are able and willing to volunteer in these placements will wear PPE supplied by Repair the World. Once you’re accepted into your city, you will work with your coordinator there to be matched with between 1-3 organizations.

Applications for Fall 2022 are closed. Fill out the interest form to be notified when Spring 2023 applications open! Step One- Application:  Fill out the online application. The application is pretty short, and will ask you for some personal information, a copy of your resume, and for you to submit a short written response. Step Two- Interview:  If you move forward you will sign up for, and have a 20-60 minute interview with a member of our team. All interviews will be conducted over Zoom. Step Three- Offer: Once you complete your interview, you will receive notification if you have received an offer to join the corps.

Every Corps member will work with a local Repair the World staff member that will connect them with local non-profit partners. Corps members will gather each week with other members of the City Cohort and the local Repair Staff to connect, debrief their experiences, and learn about local issues facing their community. All corps members will engage in weekly learning and reflection, and the program will kick off with an Orientation and Training.

For the Spring Service Corps, the stipend is up to $1,500. A corps member will commit to serve a minimum of 5 hours per week to a maximum of 10 hours per week over the 10-12 weeks of the Spring Service Corps.  The payment will be distributed in installments throughout the program. In addition, corps members are eligible to apply for the Economic Access Fund to remove economic barriers for corps members.

We do not want financial barriers to prevent anyone from serving. If there is financial need, accepted corps members are eligible to apply for additional funding through our Economic Access Fund.

The only eligibility for the Service Corps is that the applicant is between the ages of 18-29 who is authorized to work in the US. There are no requirements in terms of education or work experience. The application is open to all who want to serve.

No, you do not. The Service Corps is an initiative that works to address the needs of all members of the community in which we work. You don’t need to be Jewish to be a Corps member. You do need to be excited about mobilizing the Jewish community to serve. Jewish values are infused into the experience. You should also be ready to explore how Jewish history and customs inform our responsibility for creating a better and more just world. Repair the World is explicitly looking to build a cohort that reflects the multitude of identities that exists within both the American and Jewish communities. Applicants who identify as BIPOC, Jews of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and non-binary people; women; and differently-abled people are encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions about the Service Corps, please contact Melissa Levine at [email protected]

As a corps member you are not an employee of Repair, but rather you are considered an independent contractor for tax purposes. There is no IRS withholding from your Service Corps stipend. You will be responsible for claiming the income on your tax return with the IRS and paying the appropriate taxes.  You will receive a 1099 from Repair the World to your personal email by January 31, 2023 to file your taxes.  If you need assistance filing your taxes, check out local tax preparation sites near you through this website.

Where Can I Serve

Engage with others who want to pursue a just world. Live the Jewish value of caring for your neighbor. Find your community.

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