Support a Senior

Support a senior in our program through providing transportation to their essential events and appointments; making a phone call once or twice each week to offer socialization, a friendly voice and listening ear; helping with quick fixes around their homes; engaging them in community by offering companionship and an opportunity to venture out of their homes. We want to utilize your interests and strengths to help our seniors live their best, most engaged lives.

Respond to hunger

Become a part of the Jewish community’s response to hunger. PRISM, our partner in ending food insecurity, has many needs. In addition to on-going volunteer support in the food shelf during open hours, PRISM’s immediate needs include:

  • Farmer’s Market
    Volunteers staff PRISM’s summertime booths at various locations and help collect produce donations at the end of the market.
  • Shop for Change
    PRISM’s thrift shop needs volunteers to assist customers and manage the cash register, in addition to greeting donors, and sorting, hanging, and pricing
    donations.
  • Organize a supply drive
    Families or groups, with guidance of PRISM staff, may organize a food, clothing, or other non-food item supply drive.

 

Become a “Big”

Volunteers of any age who want to be a role model and a friend, and positively shape a child’s future by sharing time, energy and enthusiasm are welcome to become a BIG.
> Click here to become a big.

Be a “Mitzvah Maker”

Visit with and befriend an older adult. Designed specifically for youth ages 12-15 along with a parent or other adult.

Skills-Based Volunteers

Do you have a particular interest or skill that you can use to assist JFCS? Let us know – we may be able to customize a project just for you.

Special Events

Help plan or participate in fun and festive events for our clients throughout the year. Volunteer for the JFCS Annual Benefit, our largest fundraiser of the year.

Hag Sameach (Happy Holidays)

To ensure joyous Chanukah and Passover celebrations, JFCS provides gifts and holiday ritual items to families and individuals in need who are referred to JFCS. Volunteers collect, sort, wrap and deliver gifts and ritual items to over 1,000 people each year.
Volunteer or make a donation.

Twin Cities Jewish Healing Program

Provide comfort to Jewish individuals in nursing homes, hospices or hospitals who are facing acute or chronic illness.

We have many more opportunities available to do one-time volunteering!
> Request more information about volunteering

 

JFCS has been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise, positioning JFCS as one of the top volunteer programs in the state of Minnesota and the U.S.