Moving Forward Together

Qualified Youth Volunteer

Volunteers are the Heart of JFS

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Be a Positive Force In Your Community

Position Description

Be part of Jewish Family Service’s new opportunity for high school-aged youth! Qualified Youth Volunteers (QYVs) will be eligible for volunteer service in roles typically reserved for those over 18-year-old or with a parent/guardian. This position is an opportunity for teens to learn about JFS programs and services and make an impact in your local community. QYVs will commit to volunteering at a minimum twice per month, and a quarterly check-in with fellow QYVs and JFS staff. QYVs will be asked to share JFS community projects (i.e. food drives) with their school and peer networks as appropriate to increase community support.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Current high school student
  • Interest in helping the community and deepening the impact of Jewish Family Service programs
  • Availability to volunteer at a minimum 2 times per month
  • Past volunteer or leadership experience preferred


  • Develop concrete leadership skills
  • Learn about non-profit social service work
  • Participate in meaningful service opportunities of your choice
  • Make a positive impact in your community
  • Be eligible to earn Presidential Volunteer Service Awards and other honors and awards in recognition of exceptional volunteer service
  • Letters of recommendation (available upon request)
  • Priority registration and special invitations to other JFS youth events such as advocacy trips and Youth Activism Conference


  • Volunteer at least 2 times per month
  • Attend quarterly check-ins
  • Sign up for volunteer shifts using JFS Volunteer Online System (Galaxy Digital)
  • Track volunteer hours using JFS Volunteer Online System (Galaxy Digital)
  • Communicate via email if/when availability changes
  • Share and help promote JFS community events and projects
  • Wear QYV badge, appropriate footwear and clothing, and PPE (masks and gloves as needed) at all times while representing JFS onsite and in the community

Currently Not Accepting Applications

We currently do not have a need for additional Qualified Youth Volunteers. Applications will open as program needs change. Check back or contact us with questions.

Questions? Email [email protected].