Repair the World Announces New Initiative to Further Mobilize Jewish Community to Volunteer During Pandemic

Repair The World volunteers; Crown Heights, Brooklyn; photo by Stefano Giovannini

Repair the World has announced a new initiative, Skills for Impact, in partnership with several leading Jewish organizations to further mobilize the Jewish community to take action to support neighbors and communities during this unprecedented time. The online platform, run by Catchafire – the largest, online tool that connects social good organizations with talented professionals looking to donate their skills – will provide Repair’s nonprofit partners and other nonprofits and social service agencies supported by the Jewish community with expert support in areas like marketing and communications, web development, operations, strategy and more.

Through the use of Catchafire’s technology, the custom platform powered by Repair is a broad initiative in partnership with key Jewish organizations to drive this much-needed volunteer capacity. Unlike other skilled volunteering platforms, Skills for Impact will host ongoing educational resources to deepen volunteers’ engagement and understanding of their service through contextual education and connecting to Jewish values. 

Partnering organizations include: Amplifier, Avodah, Birthright Israel Excel, Hillel International, Honeymoon Israel, JCC Association of North America, JDC Entwine, Jewish Federations of North America, JPRO Network, Moishe House, NJHSA, OLAM, One Table, REALITY and Schusterman Family Foundation.

For more information on this partnership, or to get your organization involved contact Adina Mermelstein Konikoff, or to volunteer please visit