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Becoming a JFCS volunteer for an Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity is a wonderful way to get involved and give back to your community.

Since these opportunities require you to interact with or perform support for our clients on a regular basis, you must fill out an application form, complete a background check, and submit some required paperwork to be eligible.  See below for a full list of Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities!

JFCS OFFICE ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANCE

Are you organized, and have office experience? The JFCS office is always looking for additional help with files, data entry, accounting, and more. Computer literacy skills are required.

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.

CATERED HOME DELIVERED MEALS TO SENIORS AND HOMEBOUND INDIVIDUALS

Deliver pre-packaged, microwaveable kosher meals on a weekly basis to seniors or home-bound individuals.

FRIENDLY VISITOR

Bring friendship and companionship to seniors and homebound adults, through home visits and phone calls to those who are isolated.

HOSPICE - SHABBAT VISITOR

Bring the comfort of Jewish traditions to seriously ill patients, by bringing them challah, candles, and other traditional items to celebrate Shabbat. This program is in partnership with Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice.

PATIENT PARTNERS ADVOCATE

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.

SHABBAT SHALOM VISITOR

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.

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.

SPECIAL NEEDS JOB MENTOR

Provide support, encouragement, and job-related skills to young adults with special needs who are trying to obtain employment by first taking on a volunteer position. Serve as a role model, teach good work habits, and help build confidence.

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) HELPER

Assist the day program for young adults with special needs, by bringing your special skill (such as art or music) to teach to our special needs clients, or offer a set of hands to help out in the classroom!

PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER'S HELPER

Help out at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz Jewish Community Center. This is a perfect opportunity for middle or high school students.

TRANSPORTATION

Provide transportation to medical and other essential appointments to help individuals unable to get around on their own maintain an independent lifestyle.

VETERANS TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE (TAKE THE WHEEL PROGRAM)

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 of Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties. Presently, we are actively seeking veterans who would be able to become a Take the Wheel driver and for veterans who would need our assistance.

For additional information on Ongoing Opportunities,
please call Sherri Jonas at 856-424-1333 or email sjonas@jfedsnj.org