Twelve Batmi and Thirteen Barmi are unique volunteering programs for kids in Melbourne that enrich the bat mitzvah and bar mitzvah year with a strong sense of giving and empathy. Your family will learn firsthand about social issues such as homelessness, family violence, food security and disability and will actively make a difference to people in need.
Our vision is to foster Jewish values and inspire families to help others through volunteering.
We do this by facilitating unique
and meaningful community service opportunities for bar and bat mitzvah children and their families with Melbourne’s most dynamic charities.
Our family volunteering opportunities give you the ability to help others by working with organisations in both the Jewish Melbourne community and the wider community. We handpick the most dynamic, engaging not for profits in Melbourne.
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Thank you to our amazing team!
We could not do what we do without the support of an amazing team of dedicated volunteers. Our Programs help provide vital services to vulnerable people and go a long way to make sure everyone is treated with respect, kindness and dignity.
“Being in the Twelve program has made me want to be an adult that gives back to the community and helps out! The thing that I have learnt is that there is always time to help.”
Gemma, Twelve 2017