Volunteer drivers deliver prepared kosher meals every Friday beginning at 8:15AM to individuals who no longer cook. Designated routes are in the Boca Raton/Delray areas.
Volunteers assist with filing, phone calls, and data entry as needed by the Volunteer Department or other JFS staff.
Volunteers assist clients with mock interviews and mentoring. There are also opportunities to facilitate job readiness workshops.
Volunteers are matched with JFS clients to perform minor household maintenance needs such as organizing a spice rack, changing light bulbs, decluttering, etc.
Volunteer mentors are matched with a child 6-18 years old who is in need of a role model and friend and would benefit from a long term, stable relationship from a non-parental adult. Our mentors and mentees meet regularly for a minimum of 4 hours each month and make a one year commitment to the program.
Enhance the experience of the holidays by creating colorful cards for Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Passover, or even birthdays or other special occasions to be inserted into the grocery bags delivered to our food pantry clients. Write encouraging letters to seniors to uplift them and decrease feelings of isolation and depression.
Volunteers with a master’s degree in any mental health field can help to co-facilitate support groups with a JFS staff person in the community. The volunteer works with the outreach coordinator assigned to that location, working together to plan and lead the group.
Volunteers provide assistance to facilitate the support and compassion needed for those who are victims of all kinds of abuse. The TARA program (Teens Against Relationship Abuse) enables volunteers to learn how to identify the signs of abuse and how to protect themselves and others.
Volunteers meet every Monday morning at the Weisman Center in Delray Beach. This is a social group where volunteers assist by checking in guests, leading discussions on current events, setting up, and serving coffee and snacks. Volunteers also assist with outside group bus excursions.
Volunteers “visit” an isolated senior in their home or assisted living facility for at least four hours a month for socialization and conversation. Volunteers and their clients determine the schedule and frequency of the visits.
Volunteers deliver 3-5 holiday meal packages to households in the Boca/Delray area. These deliveries typically occur on Sunday mornings and last approximately two hours.
Volunteers assist in the pantry, located in Delray Beach, restocking shelves and preparing food bags for home delivery. Volunteers deliver pre-bagged food packages every other Thursday morning to residents of Century Village in Boca Raton, and to the Gould and Weinberg residents on the campus of the Jewish Federation in west Boca Raton. Volunteers can also organize a community toiletry drive or food drive for the pantry. To learn how to create your own food drive, click here. For a food drive fillable template, click here.
Volunteers drive an individual in need of transportation to a variety of locations such as medical appointments, grocery shopping or other errands in the Boca/Delray areas. Trips are booked in advance and drivers are scheduled as available. Mileage reimbursement is provided to volunteers.
Volunteers focus on making recovery connections for those with substance use related issues in our community. Peer Support volunteers may be paired with community members based on shared experiences or participate in groups that offer educational opportunities and resources.
Russian speaking volunteers assist the Program Director in locating new Holocaust survivors for the program and help organize and run this social club.
Volunteer as a special phone friend to homebound seniors by making calls 2-3 times a week. Call times and frequency can be determined between the volunteer and the client.
Volunteers enhance the experience for Members at the Center by teaching a class, help with special events and programs, and assist in the Blume Café or at the front desk reception area. Days and times are flexible, no weekends required.
Volunteers grocery shop for clients who are no longer willing or able to shop for themselves. Volunteers receive the grocery list from the client over the phone in advance and are reimbursed for items purchased by personal check upon delivery, where they help put the groceries away and spend time socializing. Volunteers and their clients determine the schedule and frequency of the trips. We recommend 2 shopping trips per month.
Become a JFS Social Media Influencer and help us promote our volunteers and services by liking, sharing and posting about the agency and our events on your social media. Pre-screened influencers will have the chance to take over the JFS social media platforms for one Tuesday a month.
Supporting our Seniors Volunteers assist seniors who are not comfortable with technology, helping them use their cell phones, tablets or computers in their homes. Volunteers and their clients determine the schedule and frequency of the visits as needed.