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Volunteers and interns play a vital role in our work. We have generous and dedicated community members who donate their professional services to enhance the array of much-needed services we can offer. This includes therapists, a financial planner, attorneys and yoga instructors. We also have volunteers on our committees to help grow and expand a specific area of our work, such as our JCADA 5K Event or prevention. Others give of their time to help staff with projects in the office.

To maintain our commitment to confidentiality, we have strict procedures in place to protect the confidentiality of our clients. As a result, volunteers who are not donating professional services do not work directly with our clients.

 Donation Drives
B'nai Mitzvah Projects: Youngsters preparing to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah may wish to work with JCADA on a mitzvah project. Please contact us at 301-315-8040 for more information.
Gift Cards: All gifts support victims of domestic abuse who are trying to rebuild their lives.Please send your unused gift cards to P.O. Box 2266, Rockville, MD 20847.
Shop & Support: Purchase a book to donate off of our  Amazon Wish List and help our clinicians stay up to date on the ever-expanding best practice of trauma-informed therapy.
Cell Phones: Donate any model of phone, iPod or iPad in any condition to JCADA at one of our partner drop sites listed below. Proceeds from recycled phones provide JCADA clients with safe emergency prepaid cell phones.
  • Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County - 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 
  • Kehilat Shalom - 9915 Apple Ridge Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20886 
  • Oseh Shalom - 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, MD 20707 
  • Congregation Har Shalom - 11510 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854 
  • B'nai Israel Congregation - 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 
  • Hebrew Home of Greater Washington - 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 
  • JCC of Greater Washington - 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 
  • Jewish Council for the Aging - 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 
  • Jewish Foundations for Group Homes - 1500 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852 
  • JSSA - 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
  • Tikvat Israel Congregation - 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD 20851
  • Washington DC JCC - 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • Gesher Jewish Day School - 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Congregation Sha'are Shalom - 19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, VA 20175
Volunteer
Volunteers may be called upon to help with large mailings, staff information booths at community events or assist with large events, such as the JCADA 5K EventAs a small organization serving a large geographic area, we find creative ways to leverage our resources in order to expand our resources. Professionals in various fields, including social work, accounting, career coaching and yoga, donate over $150,000 of in-kind services annually to support JCADA clients. If interested in finding out how your skills could assist our clients, please contact jcada@jcada.org.
Intern
JCADA seeks college and high school interns to work at our office in Rockville, Maryland. These are unpaid positions, but class credit is available. Intern schedules are flexible, preferably 10-15 hours per week for the semester. For more details, please contact jcada@jcada.org.
Interested in joining AWARE's Teen Advisory Board? Contact aware@awarenow.org.
 Board of Directors
Interested in becoming a member of JCADA's Board of Directors? To learn more, please review the handouts below.
It's Not Love Facilitators
The goal of this unique workshop is to create a safe and open environment for discussion. Facilitators are key to achieving this goal as they guide participants in discussions about the choices they made during the activity and the outcome of their story. 

We are looking for someone who: 
  • enjoys working with teens;
  • has strong group facilitation skills; and
  • is committed to empowering young people to choose healthy relationships. 
Energy and the ability to think on your feet are musts! Those with camp experience in addition to or in lieu of formal facilitation or teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. 

The commitment is very flexible. After the training, we send out the schedule of workshops for each semester and ask facilitators to sign up. The most popular days for evening workshops are Sundays and Tuesdays. We do offer a small stipend to facilitators.

#healthyfriendships Facilitators
AWARE facilitators guide participants through the workshop activities, including discussions and a role play activity where participants learn tools to use to solve friendship issues. Facilitators help participants identify who they can go to for help and understand the different ways they can stand up for themselves or a friend.

We are looking for individuals who enjoy working with 6th and 7th graders, have strong group facilitation skills, understand the developmental needs of middle school students and are committed to empowering young people to build healthy friendships. 

Energy and the ability to think on your feet are musts! Those with camp experience in addition to or in lieu of formal facilitation or teaching experience are also encouraged to apply. 

The commitment is very flexible. After the training, we send out the schedule of workshops for each semester and ask facilitators to sign up. Workshops are typically in the evenings with the most popular days being Sundays and Tuesdays. If you have availability during day time hours,let us know as we also do workshops at schools. We offer a small stipend to facilitators on a per workshop basis.