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.
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
• Organize a supply drive
Families or groups, with guidance of PRISM staff, may organize a food, clothing, or other non-food item supply drive.
Provide support for individuals affected by substance use, as well as their loved ones, with JFCS’ Jewish Community Addiction Services.
• Family Peer Support volunteers provide non-clinical services intended to reduce stigma and promote coping and resiliency for individuals affected by a loved one’s substance use. They share knowledge, skills, social support, and resources to help individuals and families they support to achieve and maintain their own wellness.
• Peer Recovery Coach volunteers provide non-clinical services intended to aid peers in establishing and maintaining recovery from substance use disorders. They practice advocacy, mentoring, recovery support, and ethical responsibility to support peers in reaching their recovery goals.
Volunteers ages 16+ 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 mentor.
> Become a mentor here
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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.
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.
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.
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