For two decades each spring, Jewish Family Services, Temple Emanuel, and Beth David Synagogue have collaborated to organize a day of service called “Mitzvah Day”. In partnership with organizations as the SPCA, Victoria’s House, the International Resource Center, Backpack Beginnings, Wesley Long, Operation Bedroll, Simple Gesture, and more, there is something for everyone. Or, participants can choose the “Create-Your-Own Mitzvah” option, and create their own mitzvah opportunities.
Would you like to visit an older adult who is isolated? Without the stimulation that social interaction and friendship provide, an isolated elder can experience poor health, a lack of strength and energy, depression, and other emotional, and mental health problems. Visits from our friendly volunteers can help change by providing socialization and a caring relationship.
Maintaining The David D. Frazier Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services is a community effort. There are many opportunities for volunteers and community groups to get involved. Weighing, sorting, shelving, and bagging are some of the many activities help that you and your family can do. Children love working in the pantry — and we are happy to include them.
This wonderful program has been running in the Jewish Community for over 40 years! Founded by Sylvia Berkelhammer and Derrick Davis, volunteers in the Jewish community cover various staff and volunteer positions at Moses Cone and Wesley Long Hospitals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so those individuals can be home with their families. More than 100 volunteers serve throughout the hospitals.
For all Volunteer programs, contact the Volunteer and Program Coordinator at (336) 852-4829, ext. 227.
Join us at JFS on
Thursday, April 20 at 1 p.m.
for a letter writing event and snacks
Help us send notes of good cheer to seniors in our community. This is a monthly on going event for volunteers a...
JFS and the Greensboro Fire Department present:
Fire and Fall Safety
Wednesday May 3 at 2 p.m.
at the JFS Building
5509 -C W Friendly Ave
Learn tips from Greensboro Fire Department's educator on h...
Join our Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Shapiro, for a Sip and Schmooze!
This event will be held on the first Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m. in the big conference room at Jewish Family Servic...
A Mitzvah, literally, is a commandment in Jewish law. However, it is often used to mean a good deed or an act of kindness and that is the basis for Mitzvah Day. It is an integral part of Jewish lif...