JFCS welcomes and is grateful for volunteers, who are needed throughout the organization. From basic office support and fundraising help to hands-on work with clients, we can find a fit for every skill level.

Do I have to be Jewish to volunteer at JFCS?

JFCS proudly serves the entire Metro Louisville community. Our clients, volunteers and employees come from all over the world, and we celebrate that diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability as defined by law, or any other legally protected status.

How much of a commitment is required?

Some of our volunteer options are weekly, and others can adapt to an irregular schedule at your convenience. You may browse our list of positions below. Please keep in mind that some options may not be available at any given time due to our current capacity. Positions involving vehicles require you to have a valid driver’s license and car insurance.

How do I get started as a volunteer?

We are so glad you asked! Please contact Rabbi Diane Tracht, at 502.452.6341, ext. 360.

Carole and Larry Goldberg Family Mitzvah Program

Inter-generational Family Mitzvah events are scheduled four times a year. These fun family activites occur around Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and Hanukkah. This program is a great way to teach young children about the importance of performing mitzvahs.

Majorie and Robert Kohn Pledge 13 Program

Our Pledge 13 students commit to giving a minimum of 13 hours of community service to JFCS organized events or through other organizations. This voluntary program is perfect for Jewish students preparing for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Doris L. and Theodore B. Meyers Shabbos Friends Program

Volunteers make monthly visits to assisted living and nursing facilities to share a bit of Sabbath delight with the Jewish residents living there. The volunteer brings grape juice and a freshly baked challah for each individual and says the Sabbath blessings as well.

PALS Driver

Description: Volunteer will be asked to drive a JFCS client to or from an assigned destination in the volunteer’s own vehicle. Assignments take place directly through a conversation or email from the assigned JFCS staff person to the volunteer. Volunteers are asked to drive at least once each month if...
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Clerical Assistant

Description: Volunteer will perform assigned duties such as help to organize mailings, help to collate files and packets, assist staff by typing special documents, etc. Requirements: Volunteer must have a clean criminal record check. Volunteer must sign a confidentiality contract. Volunteer must be able to follow directions. Training Requirements: Volunteer...
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PALS Weekly Phone Caller

Description: Volunteer will come into JFCS and call the listed PALS clients and PALS drivers to remind and confirm the rides for the following week. Requirements: Volunteer will have an understanding of basic senior aging issues and will provide a nurturing, patient and encouraging environment for the client(s). Volunteer must...
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Friendly Visitor

Description: Volunteer will be asked to visit an isolated senior at least 2 times each month. This gives the senior client the some companionship and stimulation he/she requires. Conversations/visits need not be long or detailed; rather, a quick check-in is all that is required. However, if a longer visit is...
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