Learning and living the value of “g’milut chasadim,” acts of loving kindness
Interested in the chance to make an impact? Partnering with Jewish Family Service Houston (JFS) is the perfect opportunity.
We accept youth volunteers beginning at age 12 and can help direct you to positions based on your availability, comfort level and interests. You can even gather friends and volunteer as a group!
Getting involved is easy. Explore some of our opportunities below and contact us to see how you can help.
Volunteers will purchase approved items for approximately 25 bags for our senior clients. These bags should include a holiday greeting card with messaging approved by staff. Bags are due two weeks prior to the holiday to allow time for delivery.
Many of our clients have limited resources. Unfortunately, there are daily use items that are not covered by their resources including incontinence pads/diapers, soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, paper towels and paper plates and cups. These items are needed throughout the year and are distributed by case managers on visits. Your collection will make a difference in many lives!
These kits are a great project for a youth group or organization that has the capability to provide funding for the needed items. Kits should include everything a senior would need to survive at home for at least three days (list of items to be provided). We need 25 kits each May and August.
A favorite of Bar and Bat Mitzvah students, this project has a three-month commitment to decorate boxes that are filled with symbols of Shabbat for patients in local hospitals.
If you would like to chat with someone about volunteering with JFS or if you have any questions about our program, please complete this form and our Volunteer Coordinator, Melanie Cole Goldberg, will get back to you. If you are ready to go, please click on the button below to set up your application and profile through our online system.