VOLUNTEER

To become a new volunteer please fill out an application on the Information Center tab below.

Each year over 1,300 Jewish Family Service volunteers of all ages make a world of difference for our clients, our agency and the Dallas community. Their dedication and commitment make it possible to provide our specialized wrap-around care to those in need. It’s a wonderful feeling to help others and we want to help you make that connection to communal service whether through Jewish Family Service or through one of our partners in Mitzvah Central.

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Apply to be a JFS volunteer

Anyone wishing to volunteer at Jewish Family Service must fill out a Volunteer Application for an individual or group (one person may complete the application for all members in the group). A background check will be run on all 18+ when your application is submitted. Once you are approved, you can log into our volunteer portal to see our current needs.

To schedule yourself, family or group to volunteer at JFS, you must contact Jamie Denison, Community Engagement Manager at jdenison@jfsdallas.org or 972.994.0502.

We DO NOT accept drop in volunteers. In observance of Shabbat, we are not open on Saturdays. However, Vickery Meadows Food Pantry is open Saturdays. 

To apply as a volunteer click on the most appropriate application below:

Returning Volunteers

Returning volunteers who have already completed the application process below and have received an email informing them of their approval can access the JFS Volunteer Portal below. This enables you to update volunteer hours, set your schedule and change your profile information.

 

You can help make a difference in the life of someone who needs you. For more information, contact our Volunteer Department at 972.994.0502.

Opportunities at JFS

With the support of JFS Volunteers, our professional staff touch the lives of over 11,000 people every year. We have ongoing opportunities for families and children, corporate volunteers, teens, and seniors.

Clerical and Administrative

  • Assist with Agency Mailings
  • Special Projects
  • Organize

Career and Employment Services

  • Welcome Clients
  • Offer Support in the Job Search Resource Center
  • Assist with Job Searches
  • Teach Workshops and Seminars
  • Develop and Provide Resource Guides

Food Pantry

  • Organize Food Donation Drives in community
  • Shop with Clients
  • Stock the Shelves
  • Design Centerpieces for Tzedekah
  • Assist Clients with SNAP Benefits Applications

Holidays and Special Events

  • Assemble and Deliver Holiday Baskets
  • Organize and Manage Activities for Addison’s Kaboom Town Fireworks
  • Corporate Sports Challenge
  • Woman to Woman Luncheon
  • Assist with Event Setup

Special Needs Partnership

  • The Inclusion Experience
  • Be a Buddy
  • Assist at Community Education Events

Older Adult Services

  • Pack and Deliver Kosher Meals
  • Be a Friendly Visitor
  • Be a Personal Resource Organizer
  • Assist Clients with Grocery Shopping or Transportation

Mitzvah Central

For over 17 years, Mitzvah Central has served as a community resource for volunteers of all ages. Find out the latest opportunities for families, Bar and Bat Mitzvah projects, community service hours and more. Click here to access Mitzvah Central.

The Resale Shop

Our volunteers are essential to making The Resale Shop a success. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages, interests, and availability. The Resale Shop employees and volunteers work together to process donations, sort and price clothing, organize the floor, pick-up donations and assist customers.

Want to help with this exciting project? Volunteers of The Resale Shop receive a 20-percent discount on purchases and the satisfaction of knowing that their effort helps JFS to respond to the critical needs in our community including food, financial assistance, job placement, mental health interventions to children and families and services to the elderly.

Volunteer needs include:

  • Organize Donations
  • Stock the Shelves
  • Assist Customers
  • Organize Community Donation Drives
  • Sort and Price Donations
  • Accept donations at JFS during drop off hours

For more information about The Resale Shop, visit The Resale Shop page.

An in-kind donation to JFS—the donation of a product or service—can provide cost savings and help us maximize our services to families in need.

Food

We always appreciate any donation of the following high-demand items for our Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance program:

  • canned meats
  • peanut butter
  • diabetic food
  • toiletries (shampoo, soap, toilet paper, etc.)
  • snack foods (cake mix, chips, breakfast bars, cookies)
  • cleaning supplies
  • gift cards to grocery or retail stores

If you’re interested in hosting a food drive in your neighborhood, school, house of worship, or workplace, please contact our team at 972.437.9950 , jdenison@jfsdallas.org or kjackson@jfsdallas.org. Our Food Pantry team can provide additional information about current Food Pantry needs and resources that will help your drive be successful.

Clothing, Furniture, Household Items

These items are accepted as donations to The Resale Shop. The Resale Shop is operated by JFS and provide funding support to Jewish Family Service’s programs and services which are available to anyone in need. Learn more about donating to The Resale Shop.

Share your celebration with those less fortunate by purchasing decorative Centerpieces for Tzedakah (charity).

Centerpieces are filled with (empty) kosher food containers to represent your contribution to the JFS Food Pantry. Each gift is used to purchase basic needs items, providing help and hope to those in our community in need of emergency assistance.

Whether you have a large social event or a simple dinner party, these customized centerpieces are designed to match your event’s theme, style and colors scheme.

Make the perfect addition to your table while directly supporting Jewish Family Service’s Food Pantry!

  • Small–Medium Baskets = $18 (Chai)
  • Medium Package* = $23
  • Large Baskets* = $36
JFS Centerpiece Small

JFS Centerpiece Small

JFS Centerpiece Medium

JFS Centerpiece Medium

JFS Centerpiece Large

JFS Centerpiece Large

*limited | *balloons subject to availability

PLACE YOUR ORDER

Contact Jamie Denison at jdenison@JFSdallas.org or 972.437.9950.