Volunteer Opportunities

Title: Volunteer Opportunities

Department: Global Archives Reports to: Indexing Project Specialist Status: Full-Time/Part-Time Volunteer Location: New York, NY & Jerusalem, Israel

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is seeking Indexing Project Volunteers for an exciting opportunity to help with a forward-thinking archive endeavor to index historic lists. The volunteer will have the opportunity to engage with primary source material regarding The Joint’s work since 1914.

The JDC, often referred to as “the Joint,” is the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization. Historically active in over 90 countries, the organization has worked throughout the twentieth century to rescue Jewish lives at risk, renew emergent Jewish communities and bring relief to those in need. The JDC Archives documents the relief, rescue, and rehabilitation activities of the organization, from 1914 to the present. The collection includes over 3 miles of text documents, over 100,000 photographs, 6000 books, and over 1500 audiovisual materials including 200 oral histories.

This project is perfect for those with an interest in genealogy, Jewish or general history, transnational migration, the non-profit sector, library science or archival work.

Position Requires:

  • Interest in history and the treasures of the JDC archives
  • Working as a reliable team player
  • General computer skills
  • Foreign language skills helpful but not necessary

A full day, six month time commitment is required at minimum, although requirements are flexible. Volunteer work must be completed on site at JDC’s NY or Jerusalem offices. All training and supervision will be provided.

Please send inquiries to:
Indexing Project Coordinator

See website: www.jdc.org/sharedlegacy

Please enter “JDC Archives Indexing Project Volunteer” in the subject line.


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