Volunteer Opportunities

Jewish Family Services would not exist without our volunteers! People like you make our shared Jewish community vision a reality through leadership and service.

In the tradition of Gemilut Hasadim, JFS Volunteer Connections, facilitates volunteerism throughout Wake County and beyond. JFS volunteers are involved with many aspects of Jewish Family Services and Jewish Federation- from becoming a friendly visitor to an isolated senior, delivering a Mitzvah Meal to a family in need, visiting Jewish patients in local hospitals to planning community-wide events.

All volunteers go through a background check by an outside company, and are trained by our volunteer coordinator. To become a volunteer, fill out our volunteer application or contact Tracy Bennett, JFS Volunteer & Verified VolunteersOutreach Coordinator, at 919-676-2200 ext. 124 or Tracy.Bennett@ShalomRaleigh.org.


Jewish Community Service – Support of the JFS Food Pantry, community programming and events such as photography, set up/break down, food prep, etc.

Senior Services – Friendly Visiting and transportation for seniors in our Jewish community. Friendly visitors are matched with home-bound, isolated seniors and build relationships through crafts, games and conversation. Visits are typically 45-60 minutes. Transportation volunteers drive seniors to services, social events and medical appointments.

Mitzvah Meal Delivery – Delivering prepared kosher-style Shabbat and Holiday meals to fellow community members. This is a great family volunteering opportunity with minimum time commitment and maximum impact!

Religious Outreach – Leading Shabbat services at a local senior community, helping with our annual Chanukah Gift Drive, and other opportunities.

Administrative Volunteering – Perhaps your talents lie in the area of organization? We periodically need help with organization, filing, mailings, and data entry.

Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) – Visit members in the Jewish community currently receiving care at a local hospital, rehab or nursing facility.

Shalom Baby- Shalom Baby is designed to help Jewish families celebrate the birth or adoption of their babies and welcome them to the Jewish Community through a delivery of a special Shalom Baby gift bag. Volunteers assemble bags are assembled and delivered directly to the new family’s home.

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