Meet our Volunteers!

Shana Myers

Shana first came to our agency in February 2021 when she and her son, Alec Herring, delivered Purim treats and Passover meals as bite-size volunteers. They were hooked and decided they wanted to get more involved! Shana was vetted in May 2021, and she was matched as a Personal Shopper, providing personalized food shopping for a client in her late nineties who no longer drives. Their relationship blossomed into much more than food shopping: this client became part of her family as they provided transportation to medical appointments, shopping excursions, and more. Shana’s daughter, Sydney, has provided technical support to help the client with her iPhone. The whole family has become Friendly Visitors for her, and they are excited to celebrate her next big birthday. Shana shared that while they started out looking to help someone in need, what they received in return is a relationship with a sharp, savvy, friend and family member. Every visit and conversation ends with “We love you.” Thanks to Shana for inspiring her children to do mitzvot – and thanks to the entire family for the beautiful relationship they have fostered!

Richard Chait

Richard first came to JFCS in 2021 to offer his assistance through both our medical transportation program and our Take the Wheel veterans’ program. Since then, he has provided more than 60 client rides, delivered hundreds of meals, delivered groceries to dozens of clients who live in outlying areas, and stepped up as a Patient Partners when other volunteers were unavailable. Richard has also driven clients to Vineland for Hope and Healing Holocaust Survivor programming. We are so lucky to have Richard as an integral part of our JFCS volunteer team. 

Bobbi Fox

Bobbi was an elementary school teacher who devoted more than 35 years to her profession. Upon retirement, she began sharing her expertise with more than one nonprofit. Bobbi became a JFCS volunteer in 2006 and she has devoted 17 years to many different programs including Friendly Visitors, TOPS, Transportation, and Café Connection. She and her husband, Al, have delivered groceries to clients and holiday meals to seniors. Bobbi is truly an asset to the South Jersey community!


Judy Stein

Judy devoted 20 years of her career to teaching at Bancroft, where she created the off-campus program to help individuals with disabilities learn relevant career skills. Judy became a JFCS volunteer in 2009 with a passion for continuing her life’s work. She has volunteered with our TOPS enrichment day program every week since its inception in 2010. She and her husband, Ed, were also Cooking Companions for two clients. Her dedication to JFCS and the community has no bounds!


Don Dorfman

Don started volunteering with JFCS in 2019. A veteran who served in the Korean War, he is a proud member of the Jewish War Veterans. Don attends our annual Flagging events and drove veteran clients to medical appointments through our “Take the Wheel” program from 2019 to 2021. In 2020, he began delivering holiday meals and weekly kosher meals to clients. He has made more than 77 deliveries so far! His service to our country, our community, and our clients is an inspiration to all.


Dick Knopf

Dick first came to JFCS in 1992 as a Friendly Visitor and has been matched with many clients over the years. He has shown incredible patience with clients who are dealing with everything from life-threatening health conditions to memory issues. His wife, Rosalyn, often accompanies him and supports his volunteerism. Dick shared that the most fulfilling thing about volunteering is the camaraderie with our clients, many of whom are very lonely. Our agency has been blessed by Dick’s decades of service, humor, patience, and devotion!