WHO MAKES IT ALL HAPPEN?
We all do! Yes, you too!
We create mindful Jewish community as we focus on making meaningful, inspiring Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services for ourselves, our families, and friends old and new.
We make it happen between now and October, gifting our time and skill in balance with the rest of our lives.
When you join GRJ 2017 we will ask you some questions to find out what that could look like for you, from creative visioning to hands on help, from logistics to love crew, from technical expertise to fabulous food.
WHat are we looking for?
As we prepare for GRJ 2017, we are putting together teams of volunteers to co-ordinate the different activities that are needed to make Grassroots happen. Take a look at the teams you can join when you register. Or if you are interested in getting involved earlier, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set up/take down
Create a safe and comfortable space in which Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will occur.
Role includes: Working with a team in the weeks before and days after the High Holidays to build the physical features of the space and taking it down again.
Create a beautiful space in which Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will occur.
Role includes: Working with fellow volunteers to decorate the GRJ space in the run-up to GRJ.
Inclusivity/health and safety/ creating joy
Take the lead in ensuring that the GRJ space is as accessible as possible and support the set-up / décor team.
Role includes: Integrating with the set-up / décor team, make sure that they have all they need to do their work safely and happily.
Create a welcome and secure environment for members of GRJ on High holidays.
Role includes: Communications with security for the event, setting up welcome space in front of venue and sitting at the welcome space during the event to welcome other attendees.
Have an idea for a piece of art / installation at GRJ? This is for you.
Role includes: creating or finding people to create art pieces around the venue.
Not sure what you want to do for GRJ but are just generally keen on helping out?
Role includes: Deliveries or handyperson work or volunteering in the run-up or roaming support for other teams.
Recruit for and manage the organisation and process of people bringing food to Rosh Hashanah and preparing food spaces.
Role includes: Assigning food roles, managing and maintaining the kitchen space.
Create a meaningful, educational and creative parallel programme with excellent guest speakers and sessions.
Role includes: recruiting and supporting a diverse range of guest speakers, coordinating programme during GRJ
Elul programme/10 days programme
Create a meaningful, educational and creative Elul programme with excellent guest speakers and sessions in the lead up to GRJ and between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Role includes: recruiting and supporting a diverse range of guest speakers, coordinating programme
Services – Roots
Manage a team of service leaders and leyners to ensure a spiritual and meaningful service in a traditional style.
Role includes: recruiting and training service leaders, supporting service leaders and leyners throughout GRJ
Services – Shoots
Manage a team of service leaders and leyners to ensure a spiritual and meaningful service in a creative and dynamic style.
Role includes: creating content and structure for Shoots service, recruiting and training service leaders, supporting service leaders and leyners throughout GRJ
Recruit and support volunteers for GRJ, supporting volunteer wellbeing throughout their volunteering, allocate volunteers to teams when necessary
Create publications for RH and YK e.g. booklet for people to read during services, explanations about GRJ, anything else!
Create a space for families with young children, ensuring they have a meaningful and fun High Holy Days experience
Role includes: recruiting facilitators to run activities for children e.g. children’s service, baby yoga etc. and generally making sure children are looked after throughout GRJ!