Do-It-Yourself Volunteering

Make a difference with a creative project that directly impacts lives in our community. Choose from one of the projects below, or contact Volunteer Services to create your own project as an individual or with a group. D-I-Y volunteer ideas make for great b’nai mitzvah projects. For the most up-to-date needs of JFS and those we serve, please contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-3155.

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Winter D-I-Y

You don’t have to be at JFS to be a volunteer!

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Starting or Dropping Off Your D-I-Y Project

See what the highest need in the community is before starting a collection or schedule a time to drop off items at JFS.

Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-3155.

Does JFS Accept Used Items?

We can only accept new items for health and safety reasons and to respect the dignity of the people we serve. Thank you for understanding how important this is.

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Do-It-Yourself Ideas

  • Do-It-Yourself Drive

    Make a difference with a creative project that directly impacts lives in our community. Contact Volunteer Services to create your own project as an individual or with a group. DIY volunteer ideas make for great b’nai mitzvah projects. For the most up-to-date needs of JFS and those we serve, please contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-3155.


    Commitment:
    Varies depending on activity.
    Location:
    Remotely from home.
    Supports:
    All JFS programs.

    Contact us at volunteer@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-3155.

  • Food Drive & Food Sort

    Our annual Community-Wide Food Drive & Sort looks a little different this year, due to COVID-19. But we need your help more than ever to make sure our community has access to healthy and nutritious food! Because gathering in large numbers for the Food Sort won’t be possible this year, we are pivoting to a new, monthly food drive model. Round up your friends and family to launch your own mini food drive, or engage your synagogue, school or company if you’re part of an organization.


    Commitment:
    Our mini food drives will be taking place each month through the end of June 2021. Learn more about the drives and sign up for one today!
    Location:
    Remote
    Supports:
    Polack Food Bank

    Contact us at volunteer@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-3155.

  • Summer Farm Gleaning

    Volunteers harvest produce and weed garden beds as needed. This opportunity is best for ages 8 or older—please consider your child’s ability to wear a mask and gloves for the entire two hours in varying weather conditions before signing up.


    Commitment:
    One two-hour shift.
    Location:
    Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center in Carnation, WA.
    Supports:
    Polack Food Bank

    Contact us at volunteer@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-3155.

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