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Serving Others with Dignity and Purpose

Jewish Family & Career Services relies on volunteers to help us expand possibilities for each person and every family to meet life’s challenges with confidence. As a volunteer with JFCS, you will play an important role in ensuring our clients are served with dignity and purpose. Explore the ways in which you can volunteer with JFCS, below.

To discuss becoming a volunteer with JFCS, contact Volunteer & Events Manager Avery Markel today at We will be happy to work with you to select the right volunteer opportunity that matches your availability and interests.

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Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry

If you want to make an impact in your community, consider donating to the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry. Below is a list of our most commonly requested items. You can also visit our Amazon Wish List and ship items directly to JFCS.

Questions? Contact Food Pantry Coordinator Sandee Golden.

  • Tomato Paste
  • Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Graham Crackers
  • Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Tea Bags
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Maple Syrup
  • Gefilte Fish
  • Borscht
  • Canned Beets
  • Canned Carrots
  • Granola Bars
  • Oatmeal – Canisters
  • Oatmeal – Instant
  • Sugar Free Items
  • Gluten Free items
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Mouth Wash
  • Toothbrushes
  • Bar Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Hair brushes
  • Combs

Family to Family

Get the whole family involved in volunteering and service to others with our Family to Family volunteer opportunity. Click here for details.

Other Volunteer Opportunities with JFCS

  • JFCS Telephone Reassurance Program
    • Volunteers with the JFCS Telephone Reassurance Program are able to make phone calls to JFCS clients to provide companionship and thoughtful conversation in times of uncertainty and stress.

  • The Carole & Larry Goldberg Family Mitzvah Program
    • The JFCS Family Mitzvah Program was established to provide fun, family-oriented mitzvah opportunities for families to participate in together. This program is a great way to teach young children about the importance of performing mitzvahs. Family mitzvah events are scheduled throughout the year often around the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and Hanukkah.

  • The Doris L. & Theodore B. Meyers JFCS Shabbos Friends Program
    • The JFCS Shabbos Friends Program was established to provide the Jewish Sabbath to Jewish seniors living in local assisted-living facilities and nursing homes each month.

  • The Marjorie & Robert Kohn Pledge 13 Program
    • JFCS offers bar and bat mitzvah students an opportunity to join the Marjorie and Robert Kohn Pledge 13 Program as part of the preparation leading up to their bar/bat mitzvah celebration. The Pledge 13 program specifically offers these students opportunities to live their Jewish values through mitzvah opportunities with JFCS and elsewhere. Through the program, student participants commit to a minimum of thirteen hours of community service. Upon completion, JFCS provides a certificate of completion and small gift in honor of their achievement to be presented at their bar/bat mitzvah ceremony.

  • The Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry
    • Volunteers with the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry are able to collect and sort non-perishable food items and personal care items to create food distribution bags and/or make deliveries of pre-packaged food bags to JFCS clients in need.