JFS Hartford Family Services Community Support

Volunteering at JFS

Volunteering is a profound expression of the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world.  Jewish Family Services depends on volunteers to provide vital support to the organization. There are several types of volunteer opportunities available at Jewish Family Services:

Friendly Visiting

Brighten someone’s day!  Develop a one-to-one relationship with an isolated member of the community, providing him or her with a sense of security and belonging (one hour a week).

Food Pantry Escort

Escort and assist clients in the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry at the JFS office (two to three hours a week).

Tara’s Closet

Clothing Donations [collect, sort, transport]; Closet [Set up, Clean up, Assist clients while shopping].

Bar /Bat Mitzvah Project Opportunities

Create a personalized project that supports Jewish Family Services.  Email Sherry Waitsman for more information.

Jessie’s Community Garden

Assist with tending our community garden, providing fresh vegetables for the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry (seasonal).

Special Services

Provide tutoring, computer, photography, sewing, translation, music, and other skills to JFS and its clients (as requested).

Yom Kippur Food Sort

Work with a group of energetic volunteers to sort non-perishable donations for the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry. (Sunday)

Two Ways to Apply

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Jewish Family Services. Below please find the information to download and send to us or apply online.

Download an Application

Please download the application , complete, and return it to JFS.

Fax to (860) 236-6483, or

Mail to:

Jewish Family Services
333 Bloomfield Ave, Suite A
West Hartford, CT 06117

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