Throughout Jewish Family Service’s 100-year history, we’ve remained focused on our responsibility to the Jewish community, while also serving the greater community. Through the Center for Jewish Care, we provide critical services to the Jewish community including the elderly, single parents, Holocaust Survivors, and Jewish individuals and families during their most challenging times. In addition to connecting Jewish clients to critical resources, we also strive to bring joy and community connection to those we serve through the delivery of holiday packages, including Rosh Hashanah, Shabbat, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and more.
Goal of Position
Center for Jewish Care Volunteer Drivers provide no-contact home deliveries of holiday packages to Jewish Community members in need on a Quarterly basis. Volunteers may also be contacted as needed for unexpected or emergency deliveries. Using their own personal vehicles, Volunteer Drivers report to the JFS Joan and Irwin Jacob’s Campus at 8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123 for their shift to pick up pre-assembled packages and delivery items, receive their route, and deliver to JFS clients’ homes.
- Before loading packages into the vehicle, all volunteer drivers must sanitize or wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds before putting on gloves and a face mask.
- After each delivery, volunteer drivers must sanitize their gloves after touching any surface and before handling the next meal(s).
- Volunteer drivers are required to participate in a “no-contact” delivery.
- To ensure we are adhering to social distancing, volunteer drivers will place package(s) on the doorstep or designated area of the residence.
- Volunteers will wait in the vehicle or stand at least six feet away until the client or caregiver answers the door and takes the package.
- If the client or caregiver does not answer the door and take the package, the volunteer driver must attempt to leave a voicemail, notify a neighbor, or contact the apartment manager.
- No package should be left if there is no contact through voicemail, apartment manager, or neighbor at the time of delivery.
- If the package was not delivered, the volunteer driver must contact the JFS number provided on the route sheet to advise of the outcome. The driver will return the package(s) to JFS at the end of the route.
- At the end of each shift, volunteers must either return to JFS or properly destroy (I.e., shred or burn) route sheets per HIPAA guidelines.
- At the end of the shift, volunteers are expected to call, text, or email their JFS contact to confirm completion of the route and report any additional comments about clients.
- All passengers under 18 helping deliver holiday packages must be supervised by a vetted volunteer driver (i.e., parent/guardian) at all times.
- All passengers 18 and older must: complete a LiveScan background check, sign HIPAA Level 3 training, review the JFS Volunteer Handbook and sign required waivers, and adhere to all safety precautions.
- Must be 25+ to comply with JFS insurance policy.
- Complete a LiveScan background check.
- Must be able to drive own personal vehicle to fulfill this volunteer role. Mileage reimbursement is available.
- Must submit driver’s license and provide proof of insurance.
- Must review and sign HIPAA Level 3 Training agreeing to maintain confidentiality around client information, including name, address, and appointment location.
- Must review the JFS Volunteer Handbook and sign required waivers.
Quarterly and as-needed driving opportunities. Staff will contact volunteers in advance to schedule times and routes.