Jewish Association for Services for the Aged Senior Centers (JASA)



JASA: Jewish Association for Services for the Aged Senior Centers (Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, & Brooklyn)


For this site please contact the site supervisor listed below to schedule your service. Be sure to register your hours in GivePulse once complete.


Agency Contact

Joanna Ewen, Volunteer Services

212-273 5211/ (contact first)


Amelia Soto, Holliswood Senior Center

718-454-6157/ (Note: only contact Ms. Soto after speaking with Volunteer Services)


Nature and Purpose of Agency

JASA's mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy.  JASA operates 25 senior centers throughout the greater NYC area, and also provides other support services for seniors.


Tasks Available for Students

A wide variety of activities are available, and vary by location.  Examples include:

·                     Providing support with daily sign in and registration

·                     Administrative assistance including filing, phone calls and computer work

·                     Preparing tables for lunch service

·                     Teaching computer classes

·                     Assisting at Senior Center parties

·                     Leading or assisting with social/recreational activities (bingo, crafts, etc.)

·                     Conversing with seniors in the seniors' native languages (Russian, Chinese, etc.)

·                     Leading a current events discussion group

·                     Sharing a talent – play an instrument, sing, or dance


Student Awareness/Special Instructions

Students should contact Joanna Ewen at to schedule their service. You will be sent a volunteer application that you will need to fill out and send back via email before serving. Please specify the center where you would like to serve in your email. You must schedule your service in advance. Please allow 1-2 weeks.


Time Requirements

Flexible; Centers are open Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00 p.m.

Space is limited at JASA locations. They can accommodate one student a day.


Queens JASA Centers

JASA Holliswood Senior Center (the Center closest to campus)
86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11427

JASA Roy Reuther Senior Center
711 Seagirt Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

JASA Rockaway Park Senior Center
106-20 Shore Front Parkway
Rockaway Park, NY 116

JASA Brookdale Village Senior Center

131 Beach 19th Street

Far Rockaway, NY 1169


Updated 6/25/19 DM

20 People | 19 Impacts | 98 Hours

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