Moving Forward Together

Volunteer

Volunteers are the
Heart of JFS

JFS volunteers are a diverse group of San Diegans, united by their passion for serving the community in meaningful ways – from delivering meals, to keeping older adults company, to helping refugees feel more at home. We welcome individuals of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds to help create a stronger, more resilient San Diego. We’re excited to have you join our family! Sign up for a Volunteer Orientation to start your volunteer journey today.

Our Volunteer Process

Come Change Lives with Us

JFS is a home for the whole community – for people in search of a better life and for those seeking to make better lives possible. We believe in connecting volunteers to rewarding service opportunities that utilize their unique skills and talents. Many of our current volunteer positions are listed below. We invite you to find the one that speaks to you.

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HELP THE HUNGRY

HELP THE HUNGRY

Help community members get back on their feet by providing emergency food assistance and other resources.

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BE A MENTOR

BE A MENTOR

Provide companionship, friendship, and life-enriching experiences to children from single-parent and non-traditional homes and to help them achieve their full potential through a 1:1 mentoring relationship.

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SUPPORT REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

SUPPORT REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

Mentor a newly arrived refugee family by providing companionship and general acculturation support as they adapt to life in the U.S.

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SERVE OLDER ADULTS

SERVE OLDER ADULTS

Provide safe & reliable transportation to older adults ensuring they remain active, healthy, and connected to their community.

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BE AN ADVOCATE

BE AN ADVOCATE

Represent patients in due process court hearings, or provide administrative support for our Patient Advocacy program.

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SUPPORT YOUTH & FAMILIES

SUPPORT YOUTH & FAMILIES

Assist families in need by providing meals, parenting techniques, child care, and a safe environment for their children to play and learn.

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LEND YOUR SKILLS & TALENT

LEND YOUR SKILLS & TALENT

Do you have a specific skill or talent that will further our mission and purpose? We are always on the lookout for individuals willing to offer their expertise.

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ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES & MITZVAH PROJECTS

ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES & MITZVAH PROJECTS

Help community members get back on their feet by conducting a food, school supply, hygiene, holiday, or blanket drive!

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ASSIST IN THE OFFICE

ASSIST IN THE OFFICE

We’re committed to engaging volunteers in all areas of the organization, including in the many administrative roles that help us further our mission.

 

Start Your Volunteer Story

Connect with our Volunteer Engagement team.

See How We’re Teaming Up to Change Lives

Every day, JFS volunteers play a vital part in changing lives across our community. We believe that everyone can make a difference.

 

Together, We Accomplish
Amazing Things.

Distributed groceries for
430,477 meals

through our Hand Up Food Pantry

Gave 45,960 rides

to help older adults get to the doctor, run errands, and visit friends and family

Supported 20,000 asylum-seekers

with shelter, hot meals, travel assistance, medical screenings, and legal counsel.

Hand-delivered 62,421
nutritious, kosher meals

to older adults and people with disabilities across San Diego.

Moving Forward Together

These services are provided with the help of our local and national partners.

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