Volunteers make a difference!
Volunteers are the lifeline of Jewish Family Services. You can make an important difference in the life of a needy child, a lonely older adult, a refugee family, or a person with a disability.
We need your help and support in providing transportation to older adults who have difficulty getting to doctor’s appointments, running errands, and attending JFS programs. We also need your help in becoming a friendly visitor for persons in the community who could benefit from extra social support each month. In addition, please don’t forget to donate your canned and non-perishable items to the JFS Food Pantry! Please contact Ric Bobroff at 919-354-4925 or email@example.com for more information about these or other volunteer opportunities.
Become a JFS Volunteer today! Download an application.
For those of you with particular talents and interests, we're creative about matching your expertise with a variety of fun special projects including:
Do you have an hour to spare? Do a mitzvah and volunteer for JFS’s Shabbat Outreach program
Shabbat Outreach volunteers lead a short Shabbat service on Friday afternoons (2 pm in Chapel Hill or 4:30 pm in Durham) for Jewish residents of two local long term care facilities. JFS provides the juice, service booklets, and other materials. All you bring is a loaf of challah and yourself! You may sign up for one Friday a month or more if you are available.
Please contact Ric Bobroff at 919-354-4925 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bikkur Cholim - Visiting the Sick. Bikkur Cholim volunteers visit community members who are in the hospital or recovering at home who are unaffiliated with a congregation or who are from out of town.
Volunteers spend 2-4 hours a month helping run errands or visiting with a senior or homebound person in our community. They spend time going for a walk, talking about books, or exploring common interests.
Clerical & Shlepping Help
Volunteers are occasionally needed to help make phone calls, stuff envelopes, write thank you notes, answer the phone, deliver furniture, and help in the dozens of other little ways that are so important to make our organization run smoothly.
Community Mitzvah Projects
In partnership with other organizations, such as Community Midrasha, the Lerner Jewish Community Day School, and NC Hillel, volunteers work to make our community and the world a better place.
Tzedakah in Bloom
Volunteers are needed to help transport silk flower arrangements for display at synagogues during weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs or other special Jewish ceremonies. The rental fees collected go to support community food programs. Find out more...
Chaverim is a Lunch & Learn program for seniors that meets twice a month on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm. We transport seniors from the area to our office in Durham. Drivers are welcome to stay for the program and lunch. We especially need drivers to or from Chapel Hill. If you can help, please contact JFS social worker Jenny Schwartz at 354-4923 or email@example.com.
Please contact us to learn more about Jewish Family Services:
Jennifer Schwartz, LCSW
JFS Social Worker
Donna Rabiner, LCSW, Ph.D.
Ric Bobroff, MSW, LCSW
JFS Volunteer Coordinator