Join your US Community Cares Group

 
Join your US Community Cares Group
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Monday 30th December 2013

US Community Cares (USCC) is the welfare arm of the United Synagogue’s Chesed Department. We have over 1000 volunteers in over 40 of our communities.

Whether a home or hospital visit, helping with shopping, bereavement befriending, helping a new mum or walking an elderly member to shul, the US has literally hundreds of volunteers making a difference to the lives of their members. The support each community care group offer is based on the needs of their membership and the resources available. The USCC groups are supported by the US Chesed department with help, advice and support.

The USCC also provides, specific training courses throughout the year for co-ordinators and their volunteers, through specialist trainers. These include leadership and supervision for co-ordinators as well as induction and communication skills for volunteers. Courses are held at the US centre as well as also in local communities with volunteers from neighbouring shuls coming together for training.

These  synagogue-based care groups work under the direction of a care co-ordinator, offering practical and emotional support to members on a daily basis. 

We can only develop our care groups with your help.  Most communities are in desperate need for additional volunteers.  Even if you can only spare half an hour or an hour, please do consider giving your time to your local community.  Get in touch and we can tell you more and link you to your local group.  Call us on 020 8343 5688 or email chesed@theus.org.uk.