Doing Good Together

Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity that will brighten the life of a JFS client or increase program impact while putting a smile on your face? Rewarding volunteer opportunities are outlined below. Contact Margie Solomon at msolomon@jfssp.org or (651) 690-8907 or complete the volunteer interest form to learn more.
In this short video, a family describes the gift they received from their volunteer work at JFS.

Passover For All

We invite you to participate in the upcoming Passover for All event. This annual community outreach effort, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of St. Paul, provides Kosher for Passover food and supplies to families in need to help them celebrate the holiday.

Help assemble and deliver over 150 bags to JFS clients. It’s a simple way for you to meet some of the people who benefit from the services offered by JFS. This is a perfect family mitzvah activity where you can teach the young people in your life about the importance of helping others! Two opportunities to help include bag packing and bag delivery. Russian-speaking volunteers are especially needed!

2019 dates and times coming soon.

Transportation Volunteers

Transportation volunteers provide rides for seniors to medical appointments, grocery stores, hair appointments, and other errands. This volunteer position is a wonderful opportunity to combat the epidemic of loneliness by making a friendly connection with an elder who may feel isolated from the community. Our needs are very flexible and can accommodate your availability. Join our pool of dedicated volunteer drivers and choose your own schedule!

Skill-Based Volunteering

Do you have an interest or skill that you can use to assist JFS and our clients? This could include special competencies in community education, technology, language translation, career mentoring, or legal matters. Please let us know so we can make note your special talents when the need arises. We have many opportunities available to do one-time volunteering with clients, on a community conference planning committee, or in the office! We may be able to customize a project just for you!

Life Enrichment Volunteers

Share your time and life experiences to support and add joy to the lives of aging adults. Just a few hours each month can help a senior reconnect and discover activities that bring them fulfillment and vitality like social and cultural outings or a trip to the library or movies. Help with errands or shopping or help declutter or pack for a move. Just be a friendly visitor to an aging adult.

Talmud Torah students create greeting cards for inclusion in each B’Yachad gift bag.

B’Yachad Holiday Gift Drive

Each year during the winter holiday season, JFS, along with agency partners and generous community volunteers, spreads joy and holiday cheer by distributing festive gift bags to many of our clients. Our B’Yachad program serves disabled adults or seniors who are alone or isolated during the holiday season.

There are a variety of ways you can help bring everyone together for a happy holiday.

Wrap Gifts
Volunteer to wrap gifts at our B’Yachad pop-up space in Sibley Plaza during the week of November 26.

Deliver Gifts
All hands on deck for gift bag delivery the week of December 3. Russian-speaking volunteers are especially needed for this part of the program.

Click here to sign up to wrap and/or deliver gifts.

2018 B’Yachad Partners

Currently, volunteers are also needed to:

* Assist with office work
* Create data management tools
* Work with gardening and landscape projects

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