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.
Check out our B’nai Mitzvah guide, which helps tweens and their families take on this momentous Jewish lifecycle event while weaving in volunteer opportunities and Torah food for thought. Read the guide or click below to connect with us!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 861-3153.
Volunteers pick up pre-made bags of groceries and make contact-free deliveries to community members in need.
The JFS Community-Wide Food Drive kicks off with announcements at Rosh Hashanah and culminates with the Food Sort after Yom Kippur. The Food Sort is an excellent opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to help the Polack Food Bank sort and organize thousands of pounds of donations. A special thank you to our dedicated volunteers and community partners who step up each year to make this all possible.
The 2023 JFS Community-Wide Food Drive begins Friday, September 15, and culminates with the Food Sort on Sunday, October 15.
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.
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.
Please contact email@example.com for more details about each of these projects.
Welcome Circles (also called “community sponsorship”) are groups of at least five individuals who come together to directly support the resettlement of newly arrived refugees.
If you are interested in forming a Welcome Circle, please visit HIAS for more details
For local assistance with a range of needs you may encounter as a Welcome Circle, please refer to the list below:
Connecting to local Afghan communities:
Afghan American Community of WA
Afghan Health Initiative
Muslim Association of Puget Sound – American Muslim Empowerment Network (MAPS-AMEN)
If you would like to support Afghan refugees through volunteer opportunities with JFS or are not yet ready to form your own Sponsor Welcome Circle, please follow the links below to get started.
Oxbow Farm Gleaning
September 26 at 10:00 am
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