The Food Pantry is our response to the growing need for food assistance in Kansas City. Volunteers sort food donations, pick up donations from food drives and local grocery stores, organize and staff the pantry during appointments, make food deliveries to homebound clients, and assist clients who come to our pantry to shop. Learn about KesherKC & the Food Pantry.
Older Adult Services
When you volunteer as a JET Express driver, you are giving an older adult their independence and freedom. Use your own vehicle to give rides to older adults, helping them stay active, independent, and connected to their community. Choose the rides you want online through Ride Scheduler, and give based on your schedule. Are you handy around the house or computer savvy? Become a Help@Home volunteer!
Our holiday projects help Jewish individuals and families feel more connected to our community at Passover, Rosh Hashanah, and Hanukkah. You can help by donating holiday food, adopting a family for Hanukkah, or making home deliveries. These projects are great for individuals and groups, allowing you to spend quality time with family and friends.
This group of dedicated volunteers is integral to the JFS Chaplaincy Program and fulfilling the mitzvah of “bikkur holim” – visiting the sick. Volunteers receive extensive training to work in the healthcare community serving the spiritual needs of Jewish patients in area hospitals and eldercare centers.
Volunteers provide connection and support to those who might otherwise be alone or disconnected from the community. A warm and nurturing team enhances your own personal and spiritual growth.
B’nai Mitzvah Projects
Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a special time. It includes accepting new responsibilities as an adult, which include embracing the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, and making a difference in the world around you. We can help you define a meaningful Mitzvah Project or link you to rewarding volunteer opportunities for community service projects.
We all play a role in making Kansas City a safer, healthier, and better place to live. Bring your passion and energy to Jewish Family Services no one has to navigate life alone.
From office support to providing direct client services, volunteers help throughout JFS’ many programs. As a JFS volunteer, you will enjoy:
- Meaningful opportunities.
- Flexible time commitment and schedules.
- Variety of in-person and remote options.
- Individual, family, and group opportunities.
Due to COVID-19, all in-person and client-facing volunteers must be fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and clients are our top priority. As an agency working with vulnerable populations, we have modified our volunteer opportunities to meet public health recommendations and social distancing practices. There are still many ways for you to stay involved with JFS and give back to our community during these challenging times – we look forward to seeing you!
For more information, contact (913) 730-1410 or email@example.com.