Volunteer Opportunities

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Volunteers are crucial to the success of Jewish Family Service. Their gifts of expertise, energy and caring make a tremendous difference in the lives of clients, and giving to others brings its own gifts to those who volunteer. As the saying goes, “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world”. All volunteers receive ongoing supervision and training. There are opportunities to volunteer for both time-limited and ongoing projects. The following list suggests only a few of the many rewarding possibilities for volunteering at Jewish Family Service:

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Children's Literacy Program

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Children's Literacy Program: Make a difference to a child. Work with children in an after-school program at a school in Linden. Create your own hours: Monday — Friday 3pm — 6pm

Elderly Visitation

Elderly Visitation: Put a smile on someone's face and it will make you smile too. Visit homebound elderly. Be a link to the outside world for an isolated older adult.

Friend Advocate Program

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The Friend Advocate Program: Become an advocate for a frail elderly person who needs your help. Receive special training to assist clients living independently with bill paying, telephoning and organizing paperwork.

Food Pantry

food pantry

Food Pantry: Help feed the hungry. One Sunday each month, JFS distributes food packages to our clients.

  • Food Pantry Coordination — Ordering and coordinating the monthly program
  • Community Food Bank — Regular visits to our local food bank for selection and transportation of food to JFS
  • Packing and Delivering — On the preceding Friday, we need help packing cartons of food. On the Sunday of Food Pantry, we need help with delivering packages to our homebound and frail clients.

Kosher Meals on Wheels

Kosher Meals on Wheels: Consistent and regular volunteers are always needed to help deliver hot meals to the homebound elderly and disabled throughout Union County.

Mailings and other Administrative Tasks

Mailings and other Administrative Tasks: Volunteers are needed throughout the year to assist with mailings and other clerical projects.

For more information, please complete the below form or call JFS at 908-352-8375

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