Source: Repair the World
The Repair the World Fellowship is an 11-month opportunity for young adults ages 21 to 26 to engage and challenge the Jewish community to address social justice issues through meaningful volunteering. Fellows will recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about real community change around education justice and food justice. The Fellowship takes place in Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Repair the World will provide training, a living stipend, communal housing, and other perks. The 2017-2018 Fellowship will take place from August 14, 2017 through July 12, 2018.
Repair the World Fellows develop deep relationships with local organizations and serve as bridges, role models, and shapers of their peers’ engagement with their community. You will be mobilizing volunteers around two issues – food justice and education justice (read on to learn more about these issues) – and help contextualize their experiences within a Jewish lens. A Fellow’s core responsibilities are to:
- Volunteer with Repair’s partners, to enact and model what it means to be a committed volunteer.
- Recruit others to volunteer alongside them, expanding the capacity of local service organizations to meet the needs of communities and individuals – organize thought provoking events, experiences and campaigns that relate to their issue area to encourage and inspire others to volunteer.
- Participate in the life of the community, building individual relationships and attending community events.
- Undergo deep training and learning – building skills in group facilitation, network building, partner management, event planning and Jewish approaches to service – Gather as a team to support each other, to learn, and work on projects that further the mission of Repair the World to create meaningful service opportunities for the Jewish community.
You and your fellow Fellows will be based out of The Workshop, a central community hub, where you will plan service projects, train volunteers, and host meetings and activities in collaboration with the community.
We’re looking for people who can get things done, as self-starters and close collaborators. Fellows should demonstrate leadership, professionalism, resilience, maturity, curiosity, and a comfort in a rigorous environment. Applicants should be excited to facilitate service experiences among close-knit groups and with volunteers and partners from diverse backgrounds. They should lead by example to spark volunteers’ passion, compassion, and long-term commitment to serving their community.
The Fellowship is open to U.S. Citizens (or Permanent Residents) who will be August, 2017. You should have a college degree or other relevant experience, including but not limited to other service programs or work in a related field.
For more information and registration, visit the Fellowship web page.