Join us for our fifth annual In-Ovation Fundraiser on April 10, 2024. Read here for more information.

Become a


Our volunteers bring the gift of their heart into the lives of our residents at Ovation Communities. Whether it is visits, pen pal friendships or helping on our many outings, our volunteers bring their compassion, love and generosity to our communities.

Volunteer Events

Community Engagement Event

Come together for a morning of networking and community interaction as the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation welcomes you into Ovation Communities.

POSTPONED: TBD – Check Back Often

Rubenstein Pavilion
1400 N. Prospect Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Volunteer today

Spreading kindness to others

We welcome volunteers of all ages and from all parts of our community, regardless of religion. Our volunteers reflect the diversity of our resident population.

Or contact:
David Bitan, Director of Outreach and Engagement
[email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities

If you like to to be part of our great community of residents and volunteers, please check out our current volunteer opportunities:

  • Outings with residents
  • Be a speaker or presenter
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Friendly visits
  • Shopping trips
  • Music & Entertainment
  • and more!

Volunteer Resources

In the Newsletter

Stay up to date on all things volunteer with our newsletter. Learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities, important announcements, special events, and community involvement.

Flu Season is Upon Us

With the cold weather approaching and respiratory illnesses returning, we’re asking all of our volunteers to be up to date on their recent flu vaccine. Can’t make it to your doctor’s? Ovation offers free flu shots weekly!


My relationship with Gerald is a friendship. He is a friend much older than me, but our relationship is no different. I chose to do friendly visits because I thought it would be fun to meet someone at Ovation one-on-one. I learned that anyone can be a friend.
Alex Magana
youth volunteer and MJDS student
I have enjoyed being here and talking, not only with other volunteers, but with residents as well. To hear stories and learn how people are connected is really special and makes it an encouraging place for me to volunteer.
Joan Rosenau
Friendly visitor, gift shop volunteer and volunteer for various Ovation Jewish Home activities
It takes a special person to volunteer. Their visits mean so much.
Stisha S.
Ovation Jewish Home Resident
I feel honored to spend time with Alex and Matan. I enjoy them learning with me, and they enjoy being with me. I hope this relationship continues in the future.
Gerald Gersten
Ovation Chai Point resident and intergenerational visit program participant

Are you ready to add life to lives?

Ovation Communities is incredibly appreciative of the kindness and care our volunteers provide. If you’re interested in volunteering, apply today!