Family Volunteering

Show your children the value of volunteering. JFS has a variety of opportunities for families of all ages to help make a difference in their community. Get involved by joining a family-friendly volunteer event or participating in a reoccurring volunteer shift. Together, we can make a difference.

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Ways to Get Involved for Families

  • 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.

  • Event Support

    Volunteers assist with set up, clean up and/or day of tasks for events. Some heavy lifting will be involved.


    Commitment:
    Varies depending on event.
    Location:
    JFS main campus located on Capitol Hill.
    Supports:
    All JFS programs

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

  • Food Bank Home Delivery

    Volunteers pick up pre-made bags of groceries and make contact-free deliveries to community members in need.


    Commitment:
    One monthly two-hour shift for a minimum six-month commitment.
    Location:
    Grocery bag pick up from the JFS main campus on Capitol Hill and delivery to an assigned route in the Greater Seattle area.
    Supports:
    Polack Food Bank

    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.

  • Holiday Basket Delivery

    Volunteers deliver special holiday baskets around Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Purim and Passover to local community members. This is a contactless delivery and is a great opportunity for families.


    Commitment:
    One 2-3 hour shift depending on delivery route assigned.
    Location:
    Basket pick up from the JFS main campus on Capitol Hill and delivery to an assigned route in the Greater Seattle area.
    Supports:
    All JFS programs!

    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.

  • Summer Market Gleaning

    Volunteers collect, transport and sort gleaned produce at the end of the market day. Volunteers should be able to lift at least 25 pounds for this opportunity.


    Commitment:
    One two-hour shift.
    Location:
    Beginning at the Broadway Farmer’s Market in Capitol Hill, then delivering to the Polack Food Bank (ten-minute walk or five-minute drive away).
    Supports:
    Polack Food Bank

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

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