Volunteer with BBYO Today
BBYO offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults in the Jewish Community. Do you want to make a significant impact in the lives of Jewish teens? Become a BBYO advisor, work at a BBYO summer experience, staff a local regional event. Get involved today!
Become A BBYO Advisor
BBYO advisors are volunteers committed to helping BBYO members, and their chapters, reach their full potential. BBYO empowers advisors to work in partnership with professional staff to supervise and guide AZA and BBG chapters. Advisors serve as positive Jewish role models by sharing observations with the youth, exploring challenges and seeking solutions with (not for) the teens, and encouraging BBYO members to strive for excellence. Advisors are there to support and advise, while it is the teens who lead the chapters and are ultimately responsible for chapter programming with their peers. Under the guidance of advisor leadership, BBYO teens have the opportunity to grow into dynamic, engaged young Jewish leaders.
International Advisor Network
- BBYO advisors are part of an international network of 700 volunteers;
- BBYO advisors include alumni, parents and friends of BBYO who care about the Jewish future;
- BBYO advisors can join the Friends & Alumni Network (FAN) and stay involved with BBYO FAN events in your community;
- BBYO advisors can apply to staff exciting BBYO immersive experiences including International Convention, Panim programs, Domestic summer experiences and BBYO's Passport travel programs;
- Advisors have the opportunity to participate in BBYO's annual Advisor Leadership Training Conference (ALTC). Click here for testimonials of ALTC 2012. Click here for the 2014 ALTC Application.
Becoming a BBYO advisor is an exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity that will give you the chance to be part of the world’s leading Jewish teen movement, and make a direct impact in shaping the future of the Jewish community!
BBYO offers a variety of staffing opportunities for our volunteers. Please click on the following links for more information.
- International Convention 2014: February 11-17, Dallas, TX. (more info will follow)
- Panim El Panim Programs
- BBYO Passport Travel Trips
- Domestic Summer Experiences (click here for full list of open positions)
AZA, BBG & BBYO Chapters Around the World Celebrate Advisor Appreciation Month!
March is BBYO's advisor appreciation month. Chapters all around the international order will celebrate and honor their advisors for the countless hours they dedicate to BBYO each year. What is your chapter doing for advisor appreciation month? #bbyoadvisormonth
Mazel Tov to the 2013 David Bittker Advisor of the Year Award Recipients!
Mazel Tov to Justin Silver, Reinsbord AZA advisor for Lonestar Region and Marla Schlessel, Beresheit BBG advisor for the Ohio Northern Region who were recently awarded the International BBYO David Bittker AZA & BBG Advisor of the Year awards, for their work with their AZA and BBG chapters. Marla and Justin have each played an integral role in furthering BBYO’s mission of providing more Jewish teens with more meaningful Jewish experiences.
The David Bittker Advisor of the Year Award is presented each year at BBYO’s AZA & BBG International Convention (IC) to an outstanding advisor who embodies the qualities that David L. Bittker portrayed. Bittker long served as a member of BBYO’s lay leadership. As a lay leader for BBYO, Bittker put BBYO first, taking on a variety of roles and responsibilities to meet the needs of the organization, an approach that he took in all of his volunteer endeavors. His desire to selflessly give his time, energy and resources toward strengthening the Jewish community is the very model of leadership BBYO seeks to model for its teens through the volunteer work of BBYO advisors.
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Have questions about volunteering with BBYO?
If you would like to learn more about volunteering with BBYO, please contact Advisors. If you are interested in becoming a BBYO Advisor please fill out this form.
Director, International Advisor Network
216 W Jackson Blvd, Suite 711
Chicago, IL 60606