Passover for All 2022 Demand Increased

Staff and volunteers worked hard to prepare more than 230 Passover for All bags filled with kosher-for-Passover supplies to be delivered in time for Passover to community members. Bags delivered increased by 35 percent over last year. Passover for All is an annual community outreach effort. In partnership with the Minnesota JCC, kosher-for-Passover food and […]

JFS Staff Member Featured at MAVA Conference

JFS Volunteer Engagement Specialist Margie Solomon was a presenter at the recent MN Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) leadership conference. During the “Tapping into the Strengths of Older Volunteers” workshop, Margie, along with two other co-facilitators, helped participants explore pathways to volunteering for seniors and recognize the significant value they bring. While abilities may change […]

Friendly Visitors Available to Chat

JFS’s new Friendly Remote Visitor program (FRV), created to combat the isolation and loneliness of the COVID-19 stay at home directive, has recruited and trained a group of volunteers who are eager to help. FRV partners are discovering many new resources to turn to for fun, learning, and connecting with the community. Tom, a gentleman […]

More Than 1,100 Hours Donated in 2019

April is National Volunteer Recognition Month, and it’s a great opportunity to express our thanks to the people who support the work of JFS through the selfless contribution of their time, energy and talent. In 2019 we were fortunate to engage 140 volunteers who gave over 1,100 hours in a number of ways, from serving […]

More Americans than Ever Before are Volunteering

According to a CNN article, the latest statistics released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) indicate the US is riding a wave of generosity driven by millions of people who freely offer their time, labor, and expertise. Read the full report here. It comes as no surprise to JFS Volunteer Engagement Specialist Margie Solomon […]

JFS Volunteers Help Sholom Residents Get Growing This Spring

More than a dozen Sholom residents participated in spring planting assisted by JFS volunteers. The group recently gathered in one of the many common areas of Sholom to plant chard, cabbage, kale, squash, cucumbers and bean seedlings in trays. “This was a fun activity for the residents and volunteers alike,” said volunteer Pola Rest. “The […]

Seeking Volunteer Energy and Compassion

Are you looking for a way to share your talent and experience with others in the community? You can make a BIG impact by contributing a small amount of time through these new volunteer opportunities. Tech-savvy volunteer to assist clients with the technology (iPads) to support our innovative new counseling service for caregivers. This would entail […]