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) 861-3155.
The 2022 JFS Community-Wide Food Drive begins Sunday, September 25 with announcements at Rosh Hashanah and culminates with the Food Sort on Sunday, October 16. 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.
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.
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