Volunteer Activities

Select a category below to see all volunteer opportunities. Scroll down to apply.

Office/Administrative
  • Updating membership info (calls and emails)
  • IT support
  • Trees of Life Sales
Ritual/Services
  • RITUAL COMMITTEE MEMBER
  • Leading Services
  • Gabbaim (Shabbat and High Holidays)
  • Torah/Haftarah readers
Ritual Support
  • Babysitters
  • Jewber drivers
  • Support for sick/homebound members:
  • Service greeters
  • Hosting coordinators (esp. for Passover and maybe HH’s too)
  • Simon Gaum Bereavement Centre: basket and brochure home delivery
  • Chevra Kedisha (men and women)
  • Shiva coordination: eggs, mirrors, house preparation
Holidays
  • HIGH HOLIDAY COMMITTEE MEMBER
  • Purim: Megilla readers, party
  • Simcha Torah
  • Hannukah: party
  • Sukhot
  • Shavuot
  • Oneg Shabbat
  • Tisha b’Av: Eicha readers
  • High Holidays honours allocation
  • High Holidays choir
  • Holiday Holidays sanctuary prep
Communications/Membership
  • COMMUNICATIONS/MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR
  • Editors/communications point person
  • Writing/editing quarterly publications
  • Weekly announcements editor and/or coordinator
  • Website maintenance
  • High Holiday bulletin editor
  • Social Media coordinator
  • Photographers
  • Thank you note writers
  • New member outreach
Programming
  • Youth & Teen Programming
Board Administrative
  • BOARD MEMBER
  • Ritual Committee Chair
House
  • HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIR
  • Gift shop
  • Kiddush bakers
Library
  • LIBRARY COMMITTEE
  • Cataloguing and sorting books / inventory
Other Events
  • Shabbat Club: hosting, cooking, serving
  • Breakfast Club: food and speakers
  • Book Club
  • Community Outreach -- Food Bank, HFX Learning Network
  • Biennial Yard Sale
Education
  • EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBER
  • Teaching at the Hebrew School
  • Subbing at the Hebrew School
  • Giving dvrei torah
Fundraising
  • FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEMBER
  • Flagship Event

If you are a Shaar member who would like to get involved, please select your preference(s) below and we will be in touch with you.