Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved!

Everyone familiar with the Simon Family JCC knows about its state-of-the-art fitness center, cultural arts events, sports leagues, and summer camp.

The JCC also participates in many events and activities for the community at large. We have opportunities for involvement throughout the year!

To become a JCC volunteer, please contact Sarah Cooper at SCooper@UJFT.org or (757) 321-2306.


B.E.A.R (Be A Reader)

The Be A Reader (BeAR) program is a literacy and mentoring project that has been helping second grade school children in the Tidewater Area learn to read for 23 years. Currently, the BEAR program is serving eight Title I schools in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

BeAR volunteers go to an area school for an hour each week and spend quality one–on–one time with a child who has been identified by their teacher as a candidate for literacy mentoring. Time spent with the child helps him or her learn to read, however, it gives the child so much more. BEAR offers children five books to help build their personal library and a mentor to help them progress in their development of academic and social skills.

Please contact Robin Ford at RFord@UJFT.org or (757)321-2304 to volunteer for this amazing program.