Becoming a JFCS volunteer for an Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity is a wonderful way to get involved and give back to our community. Since these opportunities require you to interact with or perform support for our clients on a regular basis, new volunteers must fill out an application form, complete a background check, and submit all required paperwork before you are eligible to volunteer. See below for a full list of Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities!
JFCS OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE
Are you organized? Do you have experience working in an office? JFCS is always looking for additional help with filing, mailings, data entry, accounting, and more. Computer literacy skills are required. There are currently no openings.
BETSY AND PETER FISCHER FOOD PANTRY
Help stock, sort and pack bags of food in the Betsy and Peter Fischer Food Pantries. Volunteers may also deliver bags / boxes of groceries to home-bound individuals. We are currently looking for strong men and women to serve as backup volunteers to pick up donations from the community when current volunteers are on vacation.
CATERED HOME DELIVERED MEAL DELIVERY
Deliver prepackaged, microwaveable kosher meals on a weekly basis to seniors or home-bound clients. We currently need volunteers who are willing to deliver meals to outlying areas (Sewell, Turnersville, Willingboro, etc.) as needed.
Bring friendship and companionship to seniors and home-bound adults through home visits and phone calls to isolated clients. We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to engage our clients. Matches are ongoing and it may take a few months to connect each volunteer with a client who has similar desires and interests.
HOSPICE - SHABBAT VISITORS
Bring the comfort of Jewish traditions to seriously ill patients by bringing them challah, candles, and other traditional items to celebrate Shabbat. We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to drive to outlying areas including Medford, Pennsauken ,Willingboro, etc. This program is in partnership with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice.
PATIENT PARTNERS ADVOCATES
Volunteers provide transportation to and from doctor appointments, attend doctors’ visits with the clients, taking notes and helping the patient to understand important medical information and doctor instructions. Volunteers receive training for this service opportunity. We are currently in need of men and women (ages 18+) who wish to become Patient Partners advocates.
SHABBAT SHALOM VISITORS
Bring the warmth and spirit of Shabbat and the joy of Jewish holiday celebrations to Jewish residents in nursing homes and residential facilities by visiting and conducting services. This is an ideal opportunity for parents with young children. We are currently in need of a volunteer to perform Shabbat services at two different assisted living facilities.
SOUPS AND SWEETS SPECIAL NEEDS CULINARY PROGRAM HELPERS
Help out in the kitchen of our special needs culinary training program, assisting the students and chef with various supportive duties. There are currently no openings.
SPECIAL NEEDS RECREATIONAL ASSISTANTS
Assist with coaching basketball, soccer, softball, hockey teams, through our social and recreational programs for young adults with special needs. (Minimum age to coach is 18.)
SPECIAL NEEDS TOPS (TO OUR POSITIVE SUCCESS) HELPERS
Assist the day program for young adults with special needs by sharing your special skill (such as art or music) with our special needs clients, or offer a set of hands to help out in the classroom. We are currently looking for male volunteers to work with our TOPS clients on Fridays.
PRESCHOOL TEACHERS' HELPERS
Help out at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz Jewish Community Center. This is a perfect opportunity for middle school or high school students. Volunteers must be interviewed by the ECC staff; volunteer needs vary.
Help clients who are unable to drive maintain their independence by providing transportation to medical appointments. We are always looking for volunteers to drive our clients to doctor’s appointments. The more volunteers we have, the more seniors we can accommodate.
"TAKE THE WHEEL" DRIVERS
Take the Wheel provides free rides for veterans from other veterans to medical appointments at local VA facilities. Take the Wheel services are available to Veterans living in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties. We are actively seeking veterans to become new Take the Wheel drivers and for veterans who are in need of our assistance.