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.
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 email@example.com or (206) 861-3155.
Volunteers pick up pre-made bags of groceries and make contact-free deliveries to community members in need.
Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and community partners, our annual High Holidays Food Drive (held on Sunday, September 26, 2021) raised more than 620 bags of food! These donations will directly benefit our Polack Food Bank. We appreciate everyone who stepped up this year and made our food drive feel like a true community event, despite its smaller-than-usual size and reimagined format. Interested in supporting the food bank year-round? We encourage you to consider hosting your own mini food drive with your family and friends. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this DIY opportunity.
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.
Sponsor Circles (also called “community sponsorship”) are groups of at least five individuals who come together to directly support the resettlement of newly arrived Afghans.
For local assistance with a range of needs you may encounter as a Sponsor 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 Circle, please follow the links below to get started.
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.
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.
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