Make a difference in your
life and in someone
else’s life by volunteering.
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Volunteering at Jewish
Child and Family service can be a mutually rewarding experience.
We will match your interests and skills with the needs
of clients and staff.
Volunteering for JCFS can be arranged to fit your schedule.
The time you devote to volunteering is flexible. We welcome
the involvement of individuals of all denominations who
want to gain the experience and derive the satisfaction
of helping others in need.
What volunteer opportunities
Offer companionship to homebound seniors to help older
adults stay independent, healthy and connected to the
Help an isolated senior maintain his or her independence
by assisting with grocery shopping. Accompany him or her
on a shopping outing every week or every other week. Volunteer
must have a valid driver’s license and access to
Van Drivers (Class 5) for grocery shopping and drivers
to accompany clients to doctors' appointments, agency
group programs and community events.
(Hello) Phone caller
Contact a senior at regularly scheduled times to assure
his/her safety and well being.
Friend/ Big Brother/Sister
Develop a special relationship with a child. Enjoy the
ongoing companionship of a youngster who could benefit
from a positive adult influence in his or her life. Requires
at least a year’s commitment.
Provide help to newcomers in improving English language
skills or assisting students with secular and/or Judaic
Assist a newly arrived immigrant family in acclimatizing
to Canadian living. Efforts are made to match families
with similar interests and backgrounds.
– Mental Health Program
Proctor volunteers will be given specialized training
to work with clients living with mental health differences.
Volunteer to sit on a special committee of the board and
staff of JCFS. Your input in planning and organizing events,
participation on professional or lay committees or in
public relations are just some examples of committee work
you can get involved with.
Become involved in short term volunteer jobs. Assisting
with office or administrative duties, family life education
programs, or event planning are some examples of short
Contact Jewish Child and Family Service at 477-7430 and
ask to speak to the Manager
of Volunteer Services. An
appointment will be arranged to introduce you to the Agency
and determine the placement that is right for you.