Volunteer

Volunteers are the
Heart of JFS

JFS volunteers are a diverse group of San Diegans united by their passion for serving the community in meaningful ways – from delivering meals, to keeping older adults company, to helping refugees feel more at home. We welcome individuals, groups, and families of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds. We’re excited to welcome you to the team.

Come Change Lives with Us

JFS is a home for the whole community – for people in search of a better life and for those seeking to make better lives possible. We believe in connecting volunteers to rewarding service opportunities that utilize their unique skills and talents. Many of our current volunteer positions are listed below. We invite you to find the one that speaks to you.

Volunteers Needed For
Stamp Out Hunger Event

Saturday, May 11th. Volunteer shifts are from 3-5pm or 5-7 pm.

Join the battle against food insecurity and participate in the largest food drive in the nation. Collect, sort, and organize to make a difference in the lives of San Diegans who struggle with food insecurity. To learn more or to sign up, click the link below.

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HELP THE HUNGRY

HELP THE HUNGRY

Help community members get back on their feet by providing emergency food assistance and other resources.

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BE A MENTOR

BE A MENTOR

Provide companionship, friendship, and life-enriching experiences to children from single-parent and non-traditional homes and to help them achieve their full potential through a 1:1 mentoring relationship.

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SUPPORT REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

SUPPORT REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

Mentor a newly arrived refugee family by providing companionship and general acculturation support as they adapt to life in the U.S.

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SERVE OLDER ADULTS

SERVE OLDER ADULTS

Provide safe & reliable transportation to older adults ensuring they remain active, healthy, and connected to their community.

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BE AN ADVOCATE

BE AN ADVOCATE

Represent patients in due process court hearings, or provide administrative support for our Patient Advocacy program.

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SUPPORT YOUTH & FAMILIES

SUPPORT YOUTH & FAMILIES

Assist families in need by providing meals, parenting techniques, child care, and a safe environment for their children to play and learn.

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LEND YOUR SKILLS & TALENT

LEND YOUR SKILLS & TALENT

Do you have a specific skill or talent that will further our mission and purpose? We are always on the lookout for individuals willing to offer their expertise.

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ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES & MITZVAH PROJECTS

ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES & MITZVAH PROJECTS

Help community members get back on their feet by conducting a food, school supply, hygiene, holiday, or blanket drive!

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ASSIST IN THE OFFICE

ASSIST IN THE OFFICE

We’re committed to engaging volunteers in all areas of the organization, including in the many administrative roles that help us further our mission.

 

Start Your Volunteer Story

Connect with our Volunteer Engagement team.

Our Volunteer Process

See How We’re Teaming Up to Change Lives

Every day, JFS volunteers play a vital part in changing lives across our community. We believe that everyone can make a difference.

 

Together, We Accomplish
Amazing Things.

Distributed groceries for
60,000 meals

through our Hand Up Food Pantry

Gave 27,000 rides

to help older adults get to the doctor, run errands, and visit friends and family

Helped 147 refugee families

resettle in safe housing, learn English, enroll children in school, find jobs, and integrate into their communities.

Hand-delivered 19,700
wholesome, kosher meals

to older adults and people with disabilities across San Diego.

Start a Campaign

Celebrate a bar or bat mitzvah, birthday, wedding, anniversary, or other milestone by encouraging friends to give to JFS.

Get Involved with Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders are socially conscious young adults committed to leading change in the community. We have a big vision for San Diego. Come be a part of it.

Get Things Done with Americorps VIP

Commit to a rewarding year of service with AmeriCorps VIP and recruit volunteers for nonprofits across San Diego County.

Moving Forward Together

These services are provided with the help of our local and national partners.

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