Volunteer opportunity: Fall raking with JFCS

Do you love being outside in the fall? We are looking for volunteers who are interested in raking leaves for JFCS Senior Services clients who might not have the physical stamina or financial ability to complete the yard work themselves or cover the cost of someone else taking care of it. Especially[...]

Staff Q&A: Garber Transportation Supervisor Alex Botvinnik

What is Garber Transportation? Jacob Garber Transportation Services is a program that provides rides for clients typically 60+ who reside within a defined service area in Hennepin County. It is a convenient, reliable way for ambulatory adults to get to a doctor’s appointment, friend’s house,[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – October 2020: Jennifer Ezrilov

Jennifer Ezrilov (left, pictured with Beverly Grossman at JFCS' ParentChild+ graduation) has volunteered at JFCS in numerous capacities. What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS and in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? I am currently JFCS’ Past Board President, Board[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – September 2020: Barry Schwabe

What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS and in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? I currently serve as chairperson for the takedown committee at the Annual Benefit. I recommended the creation of this committee years ago after hearing that the Benefit Committee, which I se[...]

Volunteer Spotlight – August 2020: Mark Anderson

Anderson is a volunteer with the Annual Conference on Mental Health The 20th Annual Conference on Mental Health, “Inviting Positivity in Uncertain Times,” will be held virtually this year on Sunday, Oct. 18. The keynoter will be KARE 11 producer and former anchor Bryan Piatt, who will sh[...]

Volunteering: PJ Library Coordinator Carrie Fink on the program’s volunteers

What is PJ Library?PJ Library is an international award-winning program designed to strengthen Jewish identity by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from age 6 months through 12 years. PJ Library has expanded to 6 languages, 27 countries, and added a very popular [...]

Volunteer Spotlight – July 2020: Gloria Murman

(Gloria is pictured above volunteering for Hag Sameach with her daughters and granddaughters) What’s your current volunteer role at JFCS? And in what ways have you volunteered with JFCS in the past? Before the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, I was volunteering in Development one afternoon eve[...]

Helping our neighbor, PRISM, as needs increase

Food Box Packing and DistributionWe are are continuing to provide extra support to our neighboring agency, PRISM, to supply it with volunteers that can help respond to the growing food needs in the community. PRISM has moved to a new model of distributing food in pre-packaged boxes from its parking[...]

JFCS volunteering update: May 2020

By Dana Shapiro • Community and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator & Intake Counselor Thanks to all those who attended our first ever virtual volunteer happy hour on April 23 in celebration of National Volunteer Week! We gathered together to thank our volunteers, hear updates from Judy H[...]

Staff Q&A: Mindy Teele, Hag Sameach Outreach Coordinator

Learn how hundreds of volunteers contributed their time and talents to help make the holiday season brighter for the 706 individuals from 342 families in our community. That's 173 more people than last year! How long have you worked with the Hag Sameach Program? Five years. How many peopl[...]