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Volunteer Opportunities at Jewish Family Service – How You Can Lend a Helping Hand in Your Community

JFS staff member Chris Barone unloads a vehicle of donated non-perishable goods for the Food Pantry, located in the Margate office. The Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm to residents to pick-up hearty and nutritious food and snacks. For more information on receiving items from the Food Pantry, call the JFS Access Center at 609.822.1108 x1. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

Margate, NJ (June 08, 2020) – Volunteerism is the backbone of any non-profit agency, and Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties is no different. With more than 8,000 clients assisted throughout the year, including more than 200 older adults, JFS volunteers are valued members of our organization.

That’s why JFS is always looking for caring and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with programs including the Food Pantry and Shop at Home. Volunteers have the flexibility to choose their schedule including the best days, time and programs to assist JFS clients. This is a great chance to lend a hand and help JFS and residents of your community.

JFS Food Pantry (Margate office location)

Volunteers will organize, sort and stock non-perishable donated items Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm. While JFS has carts and bags available, you may need to carry 10lbs. to 20lbs. of merchandise.

Delivery of Food Bags

Every Tuesday, JFS needs volunteers to deliver non-perishable food to community members. You would need a vehicle and cell phone as well as familiarity with the area or use of GPS.

Shop-at-Home

If you enjoy food shopping, then the Shop-at-Home program is for you. You would be assigned a client to speak with in order to secure their shopping list. Then, you’ll be provided an Acme card to complete the shopping, which would need to be done Tuesday through Thursday. Finally, you would deliver the items to the client.

All JFS volunteers are required to complete an application and timesheet. The health and safety of our volunteers and clients is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we enforce social distancing with limited interaction.

For more information on JFS volunteer programs and guidelines, contact Vanessa Smith at vsmith@jfsatlantic.org or Mary DeMarco at mdemarco@jfsatlantic.org.

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