More Ways to Volunteer

JFS Volunteer Services coordinates numerous rewarding and meaningful activities for people of all ages throughout the year. Here are some ways you can help:

Family Volunteering

These events provide families an opportunity to support vulnerable people at holidays and all year long. Hands-on work plus advocacy and Jewish learning make these events a great chance to connect with old and new friends.

Big Pals / Little Pals

Designed for children from families seeking an additional adult role model, the Big Pal / Little Pal Program matches children with fun and responsible Jewish adults.

Friendly Visitors

Discover the satisfaction that comes from making an important difference in the life of an isolated and lonely older adult or a person with a disability.

ESL Tutoring

Assist or teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, or provide individual English tutoring in the home.

Food Bank Program

There’s incredible and rewarding satisfaction that comes from feeding hungry people. Volunteers play an essential role in food distribution, collection, shelving, bagging and home delivery year-round.

Holiday Baskets

Individuals and groups collect food and small gifts, fill baskets and/or deliver the baskets to seniors and people with disabilities each year at Rosh Hashanah, Chanukah, Purim and Passover.


Become an intern at our offices in Seattle, Bellevue, or Kent and experience working in an acclaimed social service agency that alleviates suffering, sustains healthy relationships and supports people in time of need.

Refugee & Immigrant Services

Assist or teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, provide individual English tutoring in the home, mentor new immigrants, create and/or lead informational workshops for immigrants.

Youth & Family Volunteering

Arrange a food drive, hold a fundraiser, help seniors, make holiday cards or gifts, collect grocery bags for the food bank, help at JFS events (e.g., food sort or holiday baskets) or create your own project.


Help with Mitzvah Days, childcare, camp counselors, office work or at Sha’arei Tikvah events. Visit the main Volunteer page for upcoming volunteer events.

Upcoming Events

Parent Support Group

December 13, 2018

Kosher Food Bank

January 2, 2019

Kosher Food Bank

January 2, 2019

NAMI Family Support Group

January 2, 2019

Exploring Dignity – Tu B’Shvat: Renewal & Rejuvenation

January 7, 2019