Volunteer  Activities

Jewish Family Services works to actively engage the Jewish community in meaningful volunteer activities. Last year volunteers logged in over 2200 hours of service!  Through their tremendous commitment and dedication, our volunteers exemplify the spirit of tikkun olam, repairing the world. Whether you are an older adult or a pre-schooler, we can find something for you to do that you will enjoy. And if we don’t have something that appeals to you, through our connections to close to 200 organizations we can find something  that will meet your interests.

 

Programs include Friendly Visitors, Mitzvah Day, Holiday Gift bags, Senior Holiday Luncheons, J-Drive, Operation Bedroll, Christmas at Cone and many others, so please contact us.

 

For all Volunteer programs, contact David Frazier, 336-852-4829 ext. 227.

B'nai Mitzvah Projects

Does your son or daughter need to do volunteer service as part of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Call us and we can give you some ideas, connect you to organizations, or set up something here in our own community.

Christmas at Cone

This wonderful program has been running in the Jewish Community for over 40 years! Founded by Sylvia Berkelhammer and Derrick Davis, volunteers in the Jewish community cover various staff and volunteer  positions at Moses Cone and Wesley Long Hospitals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so those individuals can be home with their families. More than 100 volunteers serve throughout the hospitals.

Friendly Visitors

Would you like to visit an older adult who is isolated? Friendly Visitors provide socialization and a caring relationship.

J-Drive

Help an older adult with their transportation needs. After a careful screening, volunteers can be approved to provide rides to those who need this assistance when the JFS van is not available.

Mitzvah Day

This is a one day concerted effort by Jewish Family Services, Temple Emanuel, and Beth David Synagogue to bring the entire Jewish community together to volunteer throughout the greater Greensboro community. Mitzvah Day 2018 drew over 450 volunteers, serving over 2100 hours, to work in 22 sites in our city. Always in the spring, registration opens early in the year.

Operation Bedroll

This programs brings people of all ages together to crochet “plarn”, yarn created from plastic bags, into bedrolls that those who are homeless can sleep on. Save your plastic bags and join us to learn how to do this. Watch for trainings throughout the year.

Senior Holiday Luncheons

Over 100 guests participate every year and volunteers play a huge role in making our annual Senior Rosh Hashanah and Passover Luncheons successful. Help set up, help serve, help add to the festivities! Our presence is important.

The Food Pantry

Maintaining our food pantry is a community effort. There are many opportunities for volunteers and community groups to get involved. Weighing, sorting, shelving, and bagging are some of the many activities help that you and your family can do. Children love working in the pantry and we are happy to include them.

For all Volunteer programs, contact David Frazier, 336-852-4829, ext. 227.