YAD Day of Volunteering 2018

Join YAD in making an impact at our annual Day of Volunteering!

Each year, over 100 YADers gather to volunteer at various sites throughout San Francisco, making a positive difference in our community.


9:00 - 10:00 am: Participants arrive at the Federation for breakfast and registration.

10:00 am: Welcome with Annie Ulevitch, COO of Tipping Point Community, who will speak on the importance of giving back.

11:00 am: In transportation organized by the Federation, participants depart for their service sites.

11:30 am: Time to make a difference!

2:30 pm: Optional post-volunteering meetup at Biergarten.

Site and Volunteer Descriptions

Alamo Square
Historic Alamo Square offers quintessential scenes of the city, including the famous ‘Painted Ladies’ of Postcard Row. The abundant lawns, flowerbeds, and willows have made this park a well-loved play space for generations.

Volunteer assignment: Beautifying Alamo Square Park with the help of San Francisco Recreation & Parks.

Alemany Farm
Friends of Alemany Farm is a volunteer group that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational programs at Alemany Farm, a 3.5 acre organic farm ecosystem in southeast San Francisco. Friends of Alemany Farm grows food security and educates local residents about how they can become their own food producers. They strive to increase ecological knowledge and habitat value, and to sow the seeds of economic and environmental justice.

Volunteer assignment: Working with Friends of Alemany Farm to plant and beautify the farm.

Glide Memorial Church
Glide is a spiritual home and refuge for people from many backgrounds and traditions in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. The diverse group of people who utilize Glide's Daily Free Meals Program include those who are homeless or near homeless, those whose lives have been impacted by the use of drugs and alcohol and/or mental illness, seniors, and low-income families and individuals. Thanks to the help of volunteers, Glide can serve up to 2,400 meals per day.

Volunteer assignment: Serving a hot lunch to those in need.

Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
The Potrero Hill Neighborhood House is a community center/safe space for an under-served population in San Francisco and has enriched individuals and enhanced quality of life for generations of residents of the Hill and other San Francisco communities. The organization’s mission is to serve those most in need from the cradle to the grave with an emphasis on youth and education.

Volunteer assignment: Weeding, trimming, and mulching the front and side garden areas to support and beautify the house for the community.

Rhoda Goldman Plaza
San Francisco's unsurpassed assisted living and memory care community. Residents are treated by dedicated staff with compassion and understanding in an environment where their dignity and individuality is respected.

Volunteer assignment: Patio gardening with bed bound residents and socializing with seniors. Many of the residents are Holocaust survivors who may want to share their stories.

Thank you to the inaugural Leadership 365 cohort for partnering with us on Day of Volunteering:
Abra Cohen, Aly Ketover, Anna Sinyaver, Anna Weinstein, Collin Edwards, Desiree Matloob, Hanna Glickman, Hannah Schlacter, Jessica Kocen, Rachael Nomburg, Rachel Leibman, Sarah Manasevit, Sarah Rothenberg, Tori Seidenstein, and Tyler Brown

Interests: Young Adults
August 05, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco


Organized By: 
YAD of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Event Contact Person: 
Joey Blatt
Annie Ulevitch
Annie is the Chief Operating Officer of Tipping Point Community. Prior to Tipping Point, Annie’s work focused on K-12 education policy and administration at the New York City Department of Education where she was Chief Operating Officer of the Division of Academics, Performance & Support and then Special Advisor, Impartial Hearing Policy in the Division of Students with Disabilities. Trained as a lawyer, Annie's interest education and issues related to poverty was shaped by her time practicing criminal defense law in New York City. Before law school, she worked for the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Annie received a BA in History from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Outside of work, Annie serves on the Board of Directors of the JDC, is an avid traveler, frequent concert-goer, and enjoys exploring the Bay Area.