Get Involved

Please consider volunteering your time to assist people as they seek to build self-determined lives. To make a donation, please visit our Donation page here.

Volunteer

Volunteers make lasting connections with Footsteps members and have a significant impact on their lives. Footsteps has a limited but important need for volunteers who can make an ongoing commitment to work directly with Footsteps members. Described below are several ways that volunteers can provide critical support for our members:

    •  Experienced tutoring & test prep
    •  Career advising/offering internships
    •  Offering pro bono professional services (e.g., tax prep, dental work, hair-styling,  legal advice, auto repair, etc.)

If your skill set and interest matches the opportunities listed here, please feel free to get in touch. Please note that Footsteps has a high level of interest from individuals wishing to volunteer. Once you’ve reached out to us, indicating your skills and availability, we will evaluate how closely your volunteer services meet our member needs and determine next steps.

If you would like to take immediate action to support the Footsteps community, please make a tax-deductible gift today. Your donation will help Footsteps provide services, support and opportunities to men and women as they build self-determined lives in mainstream society. Please be in touch with Bekah Dickstein, Director of Individual Giving at bekah@footstepsorg.org with any questions.

Want to volunteer? Send us an email and a copy of your resume.

Consider These Possibilities

Offer Career Advisement and Networking

We work to broaden our members’ networks for their career advancement and professional development.  If you are someone who loves what you do professionally, and would like to serve as a resource in a specific field or career, we would love to hear from you.  Please email your resume and a brief write-up explaining your interest and experience.

Open up Space for an Intern

If you can open a space for an intern at your workplace, business, or institution, we would love to hear from you. Additionally, Footsteps runs a summer internship program called the Footsteps Career Fellowship. Footsteps provides stipends for our Career Fellows who work as summer interns.

Offer Professional Pro Bono Services

One of the most useful ways that volunteers can help our clients is by offering free professional services in their areas of specialization (e.g., tax prep, dental work, hairstyling, legal advice, auto repair, etc).  We are always looking for certified professionals to aid our members through their transition.

Provide Experienced Tutoring and Test Prep

Education coaches work directly with Footsteps members on a variety of education goals. Footsteps is looking for tutors with a record of excellence.  Tutors work independently with our members helping them prepare for the high school equivalency examination (TASC) and college/graduate school entrance exams (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) as well as individual subject tutoring (ESL, math, science, writing, etc.).

Share the Word about Footsteps

The issues that Footsteps works on are unique and complex. To get the latest news, on our organization, please sign up for the newsletter below. We also encourage you to learn more by exploring the rest of this site.

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Educate Yourself

Explore our Resources

Click here to find out how Footsteps helps those preparing to leave the Ultra-Orthodox community, their families and much more.

Read our Member Stories

Click here to read stories from our members about how Footsteps helped them with issues ranging from freedom to education to safety.

Raise Awareness

Spread the Word Online

Once you sign up for our newsletter (at left), we encourage you to forward our emails, like us on Facebook and share our posts and follow us on Twitter and retweet.  This is a great way to let others know about the issues that face Footsteps members.

Host an Event

If you would like to spread the word about Footsteps to your circle of friends and colleagues, we can work with you to coordinate an event in your home or a speaking engagement at a communal institution. For more information, please contact Rachel Berger at rachel@footstepsorg.org.