Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

I want to volunteer

Volunteers are the life-blood of Gulf Coast JFCS.  We are proud of the ongoing commitment demonstrated by hundreds of volunteers each year.  Whether it’s an ongoing commitment or just helping out at an event, we welcome community volunteers!

Our volunteers as well as our programs serve the Jewish and non-Jewish community. If you are interested for volunteering for any of our programs please contact the program directly or call 727-479-1800

Current Volunteer Needs:

Community Service for Kids engages local youth to support the Food Pantry by conducting donation drives for food, household goods, toiletries and school supplies.  These projects can be done by youth groups, religious and pre-schools, and B’nai Mitzvah students.  Students can earn community service hours.  Be creative and help collect food for the local community!

Refugee Services assists new refugees get settled in the area, and provides tutoring and homework help to the children.  Set up the apartment, become a friend to a new family!

Yad B’ Yad has Jewish adult volunteers become mentors, companions, and role models to a Jewish child. The relationship strengthens the family by enriching their lives with an additional adult influence.

Friendly Visitor provides companionship for seniors and other isolated adults, including local Holocaust Survivors.

Events and Office Support provides much needed assistance for community events such as Holocaust Survivor lunches, senior programs, stocking the food pantry, administrative work such as filing and mailings.

In Pinellas and Pasco counties, we partner with the Jewish Federation’s Volunteer Central (www.jewishpinellas.org).  Volunteer opportunities are posted on Volunteer Central and we encourage the local Jewish community to support our various volunteer needs.

To become a volunteer, please contact us at 727-479-1800 or contact the specific program directly.