Do you like to help others? We rely on volunteers to supplement our staff and limited resources and help sustain our work in the community. We appreciate the dedication, time, talent and enthusiasm of our volunteers. Volunteers are essential to the success of Jewish Family Service programs.
As a volunteer, you can play an important role in fund-raising, food collection and purchasing, sorting, food distribution and delivery, and visiting isolated members of our community who thrive on personal visits.
Immediate need for volunteers to drive clients to and from the Barbash Family Vital Support Center activities, to deliver food, and visit with homebound clients.
These volunteer opportunities offer a
chance for you to touch the heart of
another through just a one-time smile
or through a long-term friendship.
Bigs & Littles
Mentor a child and be a positive adult role model...even a few hours a month can make a difference for a lifetime. Learn more
Food Pantry - home delivery
Deliver a smile and food from our food pantry to homebound Jewish Family Service clients in need. Learn more
Food Pantry - pantry guide
Personally assist clients and give them much-appreciated warm attention as they “shop” the shelves in our food pantry. Learn more
Vital Support Center - Share Your “You”
Know yoga? Cook healthy meals on a dime? Share your special skill, talent or hobby in a class or discussion with our clients in the Barbash Family Vital Support Center. Learn more
Help area Jewish families in need celebrate Passover by participating in our annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery Project. Organize, assemble, and personally deliver boxes filled with food for a Seder meal. Learn more
Tutor Tablets and Technology Volunteer
Help Holocaust survivors learn to use an iPad to stay connected to family, friends, and the world. Learn more
Help students of all ages from other countries feel welcome in their new USA home by teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes. Learn more
Jewish Visiting Initiative:
The Bikur Cholim Project
Brighten the day of an isolated senior adult by visiting, talking, and just being there. Learn more
Holocaust Survivors Friendship Club
Join Holocaust survivors at socialization gatherings where they may create memory books, celebrate a holiday, or just talk. Learn more
Drive individuals to places they might not otherwise be able to go...such as the grocery store, doctor appointments, or shopping.
When you give a hand to our staff through
the following volunteer opportunities
you play an essential role in helping
Jewish Family Service strengthen lives.
Supplement our staff’s limited resources with data entry, addressing fundraising envelopes, filing and copying.
Assist staff in running special events by collating handouts, decorating, ushering, or greeting guests.
Centerpiece for Tzedakah - promotion
Spread the word that life cycle celebrations can also raise money for our food pantry by renting our centerpieces. Learn more
Centerpiece for Tzedakah - builder
Assemble and attach decorative bows to our centerpieces that raise money for the food pantry when they are rented for bar/bat mitzvah
parties, holiday dinners and more.
Help continue the Cincinnati expansion of this program that supports families with young children in their Jewish journey. Learn more
Grab a rake or a ladder and do simple repair jobs at homes of senior adults...or give a hand to help organize their space.
Food Pantry - shopping
“Shop” with our staff at the Freestore Foodbank, and then help transport the groceries back to our food pantry. Learn more
Food Pantry - stocking
Help stock the pantry shelves with food and personal care items from the Freestore Foodbank or from our community’s kind donors. Learn more
Food Pantry - check in
Assist our staff during food pantry hours so it runs smoothly and is a pleasurable experience for our clients. Learn more