Rochelle Schwartz

Name: Rochelle Schwartz

Age: 48

Occupation: Shipping Administrator

What does ‘doing your bit’ mean to you?

I think, for me, it’s helping to run a successful local group for JLGB. Ours is actually the only Jewish youth group in Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, so it’s vitally important to our community. I help instill a strong feeling of family and community, of both Jewish and British values, for all the children and young people that take part. As a child, I greatly benefited from being part of a national organisation and I feel that I’m giving back and ‘doing my bit’ by helping the current generation to benefit socially, personally and spiritually just as I have.

What have you gained from JLGB?

My main ‘gain’ has been my husband who I met through JLGB and the huge circle of friends I’ve made around the UK. I take a lot of pride in how the children are nurtured from an early age, in seeing them embrace the opportunity to interact with other Jewish children in lots of different situations. Watching them growing with confidence in who they are – and who they’ll become.

Why should others volunteer?

Personally, I feel it’s vitally important to ensure that the values JLGB offers the children of our community continue. We have a responsibility to create an environment for future generations where they can gain the experiences and opportunities they will need – skills that are becoming increasingly hard to find elsewhere. It’s incredibly satisfying to see the children grow into well rounded adults.

What You Can Do

When you volunteer as an adult leader for JLGB you’re doing more than giving your time. Whatever role you take, you’re doing something really positive to give the next generation the benefit of all your experience.

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What You Can Gain

Volunteering as an adult leader for JLGB gives you back more than you’d expect. We’ll train you to use your own talents and skills, giving you some real responsibility.

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Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are people just like you, who care about our society and want to do something that makes a difference towards a better future. Whatever your age, skills or talents, every single volunteer is special to us and a vital part of the JLGB family.

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How To Become A Volunteer

We’ve been supporting our adult leaders for over 120 years, so we know how to provide you with everything you need to volunteer successfully. You’ll find we like to keep things simple, so we make the process of applying to volunteer as easy as possible.

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