Our volunteers make a lasting impact on the people we serve and the whole agency.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Julie Cohen, Volunteer Coordinator at¬†614-559-0184 or¬†[email protected]¬†¬†

Friendly Visitor Program

This program expands our support system for Jewish Seniors with diminished mobility to lessen their isolation and increase their quality of life. Volunteers connect to seniors through phone calls, visits and/or excursions to restaurants, cafes, parks, errands and other activities (as the public health climate allows).


Add your name to our list of community professionals who are open to providing pro bono or reduced fee services to clients of Jewish Family Services. Help with legal assistance, health care, car repairs, home maintenance, and affordable housing are a few of the common areas where clients request support.   

Senior Transportation

Senior Transportation volunteers help reduce the social isolation of seniors who have either temporarily or permanently lost their ability to drive due to physical or financial limitations.  Volunteers provide rides to activities such as medical appointments, visiting friends in the hospital or a nursing home, haircuts, social programs, and errands.

Holiday Gift Drives

In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and Chanukah, Jewish Family Services volunteers help assemble and distribute holiday gift bags that provide cultural enrichment to our Jewish clients.  


Jump start your holiday spirit with this gift donation drive for clients celebrating Chanukah and Christmas. Volunteers may shop for and wrap special gifts for the adopted family or provide gift cards. Volunteer registration typically opens in mid-October.

Refugee Welcome Kits

Donate new household items for refugee and other New American individuals and families that have recently found housing.

Get in Touch


Ebner Building
1070 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209


Call Us: (614) 231-1890

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