Looking to volunteering alongside friends or colleagues? JFS could use your help on a variety of projects, from one-time events to reoccurring volunteer shifts. Let us help you find what is right for you and your group. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 861-3153.
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 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.
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