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Volunteer for Jewish Family Service

Volunteers have always been the heart and soul of JFS, and one of the main ways we can make our services available to so many people in our community. We have many gratifying opportunities to volunteer. Here’s how you can help:

Here's How You Can Help:

Finkelstein – Cohen Kosher Meals on Wheels (KMOW)

Since 1972, Jewish Family Service has provided older adults in the Greater Harrisburg community with nutritious kosher and specialized meals at little or no cost through the Finkelstein-Cohen Kosher Meals on Wheels Program. We can arrange for meals specifically prepared for diabetic, high blood pressure or other conditions – all nutritionally sound meals packed at The Jewish Home and delivered by friendly volunteers.

Libby Urie Food Pantry

“Providing charity for poor and hungry people is as important as all the other commandments of the Torah combined.” Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Baba Batra 9a

On a monthly basis, hundreds of community members are helped through the JFS Food Pantry. The JFS Food pantry is stocked with non-perishable items, including both Kosher and non-Kosher food items and personal care items, such as toothpaste, shampoo and toilet paper. JFS also accepts gift cards that can be given out to families. Volunteers are needed for stocking shelves, packing boxes, running food drives and delivering food to local community members or to other partner food pantries. JFS partners with “Save the Bananas,” a project developed by Lee Casher of Lee’s Good Eats, to expand our ability to help local community members achieve a higher degree of food security.

Fundraising

JFS raises substantial funds each year to help operate the services of the agency. Volunteers participate in helping organize fundraising events and educational outreach programs that assist in developing the financial resources of the organization.

Other

The above listed projects are only some of the volunteer opportunities available at JFS. Since we attempt to engage volunteers who bring their own interests, talents and skills, it would not be possible to list all of the potential ways volunteers can participate in our work. You have our commitment that we will work hard to see how to find a good-fit position at the agency. All ideas are welcome.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact us or fill out the volunteer application.
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