JFS Blog

You Can Make a Difference

By Shaina Sherman, Executive Director

From helping at-risk families through our Family Mentor Program to delivering groceries to homebound seniors, volunteering with JFS is a meaningful way to get involved. Since 2005, Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties (JFS) has been engaging volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, availability, and interests. We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are ready to make a difference.

A client in the Senior Shopper Program said: “There is not enough room to describe how highly I would praise my volunteer. Briefly, ‘she is a lifeline.’ I look forward to her weekly visits. She brings food and joy”. Another client in JFS' Family Mentor Program told us (my volunteer) “was a wonderful companion. We shared many good conversations. She was very helpful when I had bad days.” Volunteers consistently give feedback like “JFS' program strength is that they provide responsive staff to support volunteers. I appreciate that a qualified, experienced social worker is there for me –and for families.” You can check out all of our volunteer opportunities and learn more about JFS by checking out our website and clicking “Volunteer” at the top of jewishfamilysvc.org.

JFS is a nonprofit, nonsectarian social service agency serving the needs of individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds in our tri-county area since 1980. We are committed to serving the needs of the entire community through our continuum of programs. Services provided by JFS include mental health counseling, senior services, career services, family mentorship, Expanding Horizons Special Needs programs, and emergency assistance. Volunteers are engaged at all levels of our agency – we look forward to speaking with you about how you can make a difference!