When it comes to voluntarism, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has the opportunities, programs and oversight to make a difference.
During its annual meeting today, it will showcase 19 of its volunteer programs, showing the variety available, according to a news release.
"This year, we wanted to give people the opportunity to touch and feel the vast work of The Associated through a variety of projects," Bruce Sholk, chairman of the board, said in the release. "We want participants to realize that there are many different ways to express commitment to the community and to get involved in the work that we do for the Jewish and general communities."
The annual meeting is set for 5 p.m. at Beth Tfiloh Congregation, at 3300 Old Court Road in Pikesville.
During the meeting, Sholk, who has been chairman for two years, will be honored, and incoming chairman Howard Friedman will be welcomed, the release states.
Friedman's term begins July 1.
The volunteer exposition begins at 6 p.m. after the meeting, and the public is welcome to participate.
According to the release, the hands-on volunteer projects will include:
- Potting plants from Kayam Farm for a school for children who have special needs
- Creating fleece blankets for seniors living in Baltimore’s sister city, Odessa, Israel
- Identifying archival photographs from Jewish Baltimore for the Jewish Museum of Maryland
All volunteers will receive a free dinner.