Families we help
Hours of volunteering per day
Shabbat Walk has the dual mission of educating, inspiring and facilitating young people to be givers, whilst simultaneously alleviating the challenges of struggling individuals and families in our community, through providing practical support via our volunteers.
Our vision is to see hundreds of local young people developing their skills and confidence while volunteering, and to ensure that anyone facing illness, disability, isolation or disadvantage is supported with sensitivity and care.
“Just wanted to mention that …. came on Shabbos afternoon in the pouring rain.
I cannot begin to describe to you the feelings that went through me and my
husband when she walked in the door. Shabbos is particularly challenging with …..
at the best of times as we cannot do a lot of the activities we would usually do
during the week she gets really frustrated and bored quickly and needs a constant change
of activity and people all the time. When it rains it’s a million times more difficult.
I know it was probably a challenging visit for …. but I just want her to know, for me it
was a time out where I could regroup gather the physical, emotional and mental energy to
get back in the game and finish up the day in one piece. Thank you to all of you at the
Shabbos Walk who make all our lives that bit more manageable and enable us plow on knowing
that we at various points there will be people to help us out.”
Mother of child with special needs
” I just wanted to say… Thank you so much for organizing everything for us.
You sort all the details. I feel so organised when I get informed where I can volunteer.
Its so simple and clear, everything runs smoothly. Thank you for the taxis.
It feels so cool to volunteer.”
“The residents are amazing, they are so nice, they teach us valuable life lessons, they really
treat you as if you were their grandchildren. We love singing to them and they sing along.
We end up leaving with a smile on both our faces.”
Care home volunteer