Make a difference in our Houston community.
Volunteers are a vital part of how JFS staff supports our clients. By giving their time, energy and experience, JFS volunteers provide a helping hand to our staff, isolated seniors and others in our community who may be struggling with difficult circumstances. Our volunteers make such a difference!
As a Behavioral & Mental Health Services agency, our Volunteers who work directly with JFS clients need to protect confidentiality and understand the sensitive nature of their volunteer role. These volunteers are required to take specialized HIPAA training annually and to pass a background screening, providing our clients with a sense of safety and security.
JFS is currently opening volunteer opportunities to our full menu of positions. We have both in-person and virtual ways for you to be involved and help. We are looking for volunteers to make beautiful Shabbat boxes for hospital patients, friendly visitors who are trained to be weekly friends to seniors, all types of supportive assistants to our wonderful Celebration Company, and members of a cadre of drivers and deliverers who can help with special meals, counseling kits and appointments. We also love to incorporate your special skills and talents into a volunteer opportunity. The full list of volunteer jobs can be found once you have submitted your volunteer application. Come join us!
JFS provides many opportunities for teens to provide service to their community while learning and living the value of “g’milut chasadim,” acts of loving kindness.
Jewish Family Service Houston Family to Family Program gives your family the opportunity to discuss your collective values, the importance of giving, and your personal connections to JFS Houston through tours and volunteer activities.
We are actively working to place volunteers in appropriate positions to best use their skills. Please consider joining us!
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.