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Unleash the Power of Good: Volunteering Transforms Lives and Communities

The start of every new year finds many of us reflecting on the past and contemplating ways to make the upcoming year more meaningful and fulfilling. Whether it’s going to the gym, a change in eating habits to be healthier, New Year’s resolutions often revolve around personal growth and happiness. Many find a powerful way to achieve these goals is to seek out opportunities to give back to the community by volunteering.

Volunteering can be a transformative experience. It goes beyond self-improvement; it allows individuals to connect with their neighbors and foster a sense of community, belonging, and purpose. JFCS has a wonderful core group of volunteers, some of whom have been connected to the agency for many years. I would like to invite you to join them.

Whether it’s helping inside our food pantry, hosting Shabbat services at a local assisted living facility, or providing companionship and thoughtful conversation to someone who lives alone through our Telephone Reassurance program, there are myriad ways you can join us and make an impact this year.

Beyond individual achievement, volunteering can create meaningful bonding experiences for the entire family. Many studies have shown that getting young people involved in volunteering not only nurtures important life skills like leadership and teamwork but also provides a meaningful way for them to grow personally. Not only do they get satisfaction from making a positive impact in their community.

When setting New Year’s resolutions, I hope you consider volunteering at JFCS. Whether it’s committing a few hours each week or dedicating a single day to service, every hour you spend helping someone else makes a difference, not just for JFCS clients but also for you.

As you contemplate your New Year’s resolutions, I hope you consider the profound impact volunteering at JFCS can have on your life and the lives of others. You not only contribute to positive change in our community, but the positive effects volunteering can have on your life in the coming year could be life-changing.

For more information on volunteering at JFCS, contact Courtney Evans at or call (502) 452-6341.