Volunteers are crucial to the success of Jewish Family Service. Their expertise, energy and caring, make a difference in the lives of clients.
Giving to others brings its own rewards. All volunteers receive ongoing supervision and training. There are opportunities to volunteer for both short term and ongoing projects.
The following list includes JFS volunteer opportunities:
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program was established in 1971 and is part of Senior Corps along with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. Senior Corp is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over in which you can use the skills and talents you’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within your community.
A volunteer program to help elderly people live independently and safely in their own homes; volunteers are matched with seniors to provide companionship and assist them with tasks such as sorting mail, understanding bills and writing checks.
Some clients may require additional advocacy to connect them to health and social service resources in the community.
Volunteers receive training and work together with the Friend Advocate Coordinator.
Help feed the hungry in the following ways:
(Schools, community groups or families interested in coordinating a group food or garden project, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sign up to deliver Kosher Meals on Wheels as a substitute or for a regular route.
Volunteers are needed throughout the year to assist with mailings.
Volunteers are needed to help with our monthly social gathering for Holocaust survivors. Help with setting up and serving refreshments and enjoy interacting with group members.
Volunteers of all ages are needed to help with planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables. Produce from the garden supplements our Kosher Meals on Wheels and Food Pantry programs.
Gardening is generally done on Fridays. You can join others or come on your own schedule.
For more information, please complete this form or call JFS at 908-352-8375