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

  • Coat Collection

    Collect new warm, waterproof or water-resistant, winter coats. We need children’s, women’s and men’s. Small and medium are the most needed sizes, but we can use a few large, too.

    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.

    Our mini food drives will be taking place each month through the end of 2020. Learn more about the drives and sign up for one today!

    Interested in making a smaller, one-time donation? We accept donations year-round and are currently offering contactless drop-offs at our main Capitol Hill campus. Contact us at volunteer@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-3155 for more information.

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

  • Glove & Sock Collection

    Warm gloves and socks are in high demand during the cold and rainy season in Seattle. Help keep community members warm with these small, but meaningful items. Adult sizes needed.

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

  • Grocery Bag Collection

    The Polack Food Bank needs paper grocery bags with two sturdy handles. People visiting the Food Bank use these bags to carry their items home, and JFS staff use them to deliver food to homebound individuals.

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

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