Volunteers - Embrace a Family

Our Volunteer Philosophy
JFS is the place to do good. We engage individuals, groups, teens, and families in meaningful service to the community. Our professional staff is eager to engage new talent to extend our reach and impact. We are dedicated to cultivating volunteerism by providing space for specialized skills and talent that align with our strategic priorities whether you are looking to mentor youth, support older adults, or assist in administrative capacities, JFS is the place to do good. 

You can help make a difference in the life of someone who needs you. For more information, contact Volunteer Engagement at (858) 637-3050 or volunteer@jfssd.org.

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Service Enterprise CertifiedVolunteer Opportunities Spotlight

Corner Market Volunteer:
The Esther & Bud Fischer Hand Up Youth Food Pantry has opened a new client shopping area, the Corner Market, at our offices in Kearny Mesa. At the Corner Market, clients can shop for their own groceries, including fresh produce, meat, bread, and non-perishables.

Volunteers are needed to assist clients as they shop, answer questions about the shopping process, provide information on healthyprovide choices, and to check out groceries. Apply at www.jfssd.org/volapp

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Volunteer Rides & Smiles Driver: On the Go, a program of Jewish Family Service, offers a variety of transportation options to older adults. The On the Go Rides & Smiles® Volunteer Driver provides individual rides for medical appts, shopping needs, visits to a spouse in a nursing home, taking a class, attending religious services & more. Apply at www.jfssd.org/volapp 

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Food Mobile: The JFS Foodmobile program has delivered warm kosher meals to San Diego’s homebound older adults and younger disabled adults for over 40 years. Volunteers are often the only visitors individuals receive and their smiles go a long way. Warm meals and warm smiles are the essence of Foodmobile. In 2011, Mayer Jerry Sanders recognized Foodmobile for its outstanding impact in the community. He declared March 25 Foodmobile Day in San Diego County. 


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Turk Family Center
8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA  92123

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