Volunteer Opportunities - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Volunteer Opportunities

At JFCS, we share a collective calling to do lasting good in our community. Our volunteer program plays an important role in enriching the lives of those who are vulnerable and in need of help. It also creates meaningful opportunities for children and adults to understand the lasting impact that their contributions are making in our community.

JFCS offers many ways to get involved. Below is an overview of our programing, and to get more details please contact, Rachel Goldberg, Volunteer Coordinator at 267.256.2267/rgoldberg@jfcsphilly.org and complete our Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Application

The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS

Our new enrichment center located in Bala Cynwyd, opening January 2017, will offer an array of volunteer opportunities to enhance the lives of our clients through our programing to include: art therapy, cooking,  financial empowerment, and holiday celebrations. Volunteers will connect with Holocaust Survivors, children, and our clients living with disabilities to help make a difference.

Our Closet – Powered by JFCS

Our Closet – Powered by JFCS provides free, quality clothing free of charge to vulnerable individuals and families. We distribute clothing by operating “pop-up shops” as well as providing emergency response packages to community members in crisis.  Volunteers can help out at a pop-up shop or assist with sorting at our warehouse.

Challah Mitzvah Program

Every Friday, JFCS volunteers deliver a fresh kosher challah to each Jewish patient admitted to hospitals within our region. This act has a significant impact on those who are in the hospital for Shabbat.

Circle of Hands

Circle of Hands is our “hands on” giving circle that creates awareness about JFCS and our community’s needs through day-of-service projects. The first Circle of Hands program will take place on May 21, 2017 at The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS.

JFCS’ Mitzvah Projects

JFCS provides opportunities for Bar and Bat Mitzvah students to make a real difference in the lives of our clients through a selection of meaningful projectsWe are able to craft opportunities with groups and individuals.