Support Youth & Families


Safe Parking Program Dinner Host

Help build a community of support for Safe Parking Program clients. Provide a meal and/or activity to people experiencing homelessness.

  • Volunteers needed at both our Aero Drive and Balboa Avenue locations
  • Must be available evenings from 5:30 to 8:00pm


Family & Children’s Hub Helper

Support families enrolled in the Safe Parking Program by providing the opportunity for children and youth to have up to 2 hours of supervision in a safe and fun environment.

  • 2-2.5 hours per week in the evening (6-8:30pm) for a 6 month commitment
  • Complete background check, handbook agreements, and provide 3 references
  • Must be at least 18 years old


Parenting Group Facilitator (Positive Parenting Program)

Use your own life experiences as a parent to connect with other parents, who are struggling with children.

  • Classes are typically held in the evenings at community centers in the South Bay area
  • 2-3 hours per week for 6 months
  • Complete background check, TB test, DMV driving record, and handbook agreements
  • Must be at least 25 years old


Child Activity Helper (Positive Parenting Program)

Play a vital role in the success of the program by providing fun and age appropriate child activities that support the parenting curriculum.

  • Flexible schedule (multiple times available in the morning, midday or evening)
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Clear a background check, agree to privacy & security policy, and provide references
  • Provide proof of an MMR, TDAP, and Hepatitis B


Diaper Genie

This position is crucial for connecting our supply of diapers to parents and ensuring we have the correct sizes and quantities available for pick up.

  • Once or twice per week, 2-hour shifts
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Complete a background check and handbook agreements

Start a Campaign or Donation Drive for JFS

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

Aging Well Means Caring for Yourself on Many Levels

Helping San Diegans age with dignity is one of our main priorities. Services for older adults include Fix It home repair, Foodmobile meal delivery, On the Go transportation, Friendly Visits, and Geriatric Case Management.

Tikkun Olam in Action

With volunteer-driven programs like Jewish Big Pals, JFS fosters meaningful ways for members of the Jewish community to live out our shared value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) in service to each other and the greater San Diego community.