Volunteer

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 Kim Toebbe, volunteer coordinator, at 502.452.6341, ext. 103.

Food Pantry Shopper

Description: Volunteer will be willing to shop for the JFCS Food Pantry as designated by the Food Pantry Managers and/or the Volunteer Coordinator. Shopping list must be approved by the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the expenditure. Volunteer will shop and then deliver specific items to the agency. Volunteer will turn...
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Oral History Interviewer

Description: Volunteer will be asked to meet with specifically assigned interviewees in order to record answers to the designated survey questions. Volunteer will need to record these sessions or to hand write the responses and deliver either the tape or paperwork to JFCS upon completion. Requirements: Excellent listening skills are...
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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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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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Class Assistant

Description: Volunteer will attend the Business Planning Classes with a JFCS Microenterprise Staff member and act as an assistant in this setting. Examples: Volunteer might be asked to staff the front door and allow late-comers into the building or he/she might be asked to make copies as needed, etc. Requirements:...
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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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Data Entry Volunteer

Description: Volunteer will be asked to enter specific data into the agency’s computer system or type specific documents. Requirements: Volunteer must have excellent typing skills and a basic knowledge of computer programs. Average computer skills are sufficient. Training Requirements: Volunteer must attend a Volunteer Orientation and have a clean criminal...
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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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Handyman

Description: Volunteer Handyman will assist the Office Manager in projects around the agency and building. Projects might include: changing light bulbs, rewiring fixtures, replacing parts, painting, hanging shelves, etc. All projects will be directed by the Office Manager. Requirements: Volunteer will have an understanding of basic building and repair work....
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General Shopper

Description: Volunteer will obtain a list of needed items from appropriate staff member. Volunteer will purchase and delivery items to agency. Volunteer will turn in appropriate receipts to staff member. Staff member will receive items into the agency and place in appropriate location. Requirements: Volunteer must have a clean criminal...
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