Important Notice: All face to face volunteer activities for Jewish Family Services, JFS Housing and other community assignments are currently on hold due to COVID-19 precautions.
Gather with friends to prep and plant 20 raised garden beds or to water & weed the beds for a month. The produce items will provide fresh and nutritious additions to senior’s meals.
Entertain and brighten the day for JFS older adult clients by playing music of their era, highlighting a specific instrument, practicing your recital pieces with them or singing your favorite songs. Share your own style or bring your trio or marching band to entertain elderly residents at Deerwood Crossing in Brown Deer.
Help JFS find the information needed by different staff, programs or departments. Join us at the office or do research at home to enhance the services that JFS provides.
Volunteer on your own or bring your friends to make a JFS Special Event even more special! Register guests, set-up event spaces, serve food, greet participants or whatever the event needs.
Design and make cards to brighten client’s days with holiday, birthday, ‘thinking of you’ and other greeting themes. Or, make thank you cards that the Volunteer Department can send to its volunteers for their wonderful service to the agency and its clients. A pack of five or a stack of 50 are always welcome.
As a group or on your own, interview and write-up one or a few life stories of older adult residents at JFS Housing in Brown Deer. Residents will enjoy sharing their stories with grandchildren and friends or tucking their story into a drawer as a special keepsake.
Design an “I Like Jewish Family Services” sentence and add it to your email signature to spread a good word about the agency through the community.
Other Opportunities for Students
For more information on JFS volunteer opportunities, contact Crysta Schlitz, Special Events and Volunteer Services Manager at 414-225-1390 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.