Jeff M. Giordano has always been heavily involved with volunteer activities. While living in southern New Jersey, from June 2010 – August 2012, Giordano volunteered as Assistant Site Manager every Saturday morning for the Philabundance Food Bank, which is the Philadelphia/southern New Jersey region’s largest hunger relief organization, offering families free fresh produce and nutritious food every week. In 2011, Philabundance distributed 20 million pounds of food to people in need.
January 2011: Jeff created the Film Series in his hometown (Williamstown, NJ) as an alternative cinema outlet in southern New Jersey that would showcase unique films and educate the public on the art of film. Giordano introduced each film, and led post-discussions. For special screenings, he conducting Q&A’s with filmmakers.
*In September 2012: Jeff M. Giordano moved to the SF Bay Area. He still volunteers his time and energy, with selecting all films for the Free Film Series. And when he visits Williamstown — Jeff hosts a special screening.
2009: Jeff participated in the 6th Annual Sunshine Foundation Charity Bike-A-Thon: riding his bike starting from the Library IV Restaurant in Williamstown, NJ and riding to the Berkshire Grill in Egg Harbor Township, NJ (33 miles). In 1976, the Sunshine Foundation began helping the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child’s illness may cause.
Since 2008, Giordano has been a member of the Monroe Township Historical Society in Williamstown, NJ.
2008 – 2012: contributed to the shelter at Center for Family Services in New Jersey.
2007 & 2008: Jeff volunteered for the Telluride Film Festival at the Nugget Theatre.
In August 2013, Jeff returned to the Telluride Film Festival as a volunteer at the Sheridan Opera House.
2007 – 2012: Giordano worked at the election polls for every major election (local and national) in Williamstown, NJ.
2006: Jeff worked as an English teacher in Saitama, Japan.
2006: Giordano was a jury member for the RiverRun International Film Festival.
2001: Jeff M. Giordano volunteered at Norristown State Hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania — a facility for those with mental illnesses and disabilities.
2001: Jeff participated in the Ursinus Phone-A-Thon, to call high school students who expressed interest in attending the college.
2000 – 2010: he was a member of the Sons of Italy of America non-profit, charitable group. OSIA is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the USA. Since 1905, the organization has given nearly $117 million to scholarships, educational programs, medical research, and disaster relief.
Starting at an early age, Jeff volunteered at his local summer carnival by sitting in the dunk tank, face painting, and making pizzas.