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

Volunteers extend the reach of Jewish Family Services’ staff and help us fulfill our mission. Whether it’s serving as a Friendly Visitor to an isolated older adult, distributing gift bags that provide cultural enrichment to Jewish clients, or donating household goods to furnish a refugee’s apartment, there are a variety of opportunities to fit your lifestyle.

Check out our volunteer calendar to register for upcoming activities. For additional information, contact our Volunteer Coordinators at 614-559-0184 or [email protected].

Friendly Visitors

Help lessen the isolation and increase the quality of life for seniors with diminished mobility. Volunteers connect to seniors through phone calls, visits and/or excursions to restaurants, parks, errands and other activities.


Support refugees by donating household goods and personal hygiene items, helping to set up apartments with basic furnishings.  

Senior and Refugee Transportation

Provide transportation for seniors and refugees to and from their homes for healthcare appointments, school registation, meetings, grocery and personal shopping and other needs.

Holiday Gift Bags

In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, Passover, and Chanukah, 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 help clients celebrate December holidays and the new year. Volunteers may shop for and wrap special gifts for the adopted family or provide gift cards. Registration typically opens in October.

professional services

Offer your professionals services pro bono or at a reduced cost for clients of Jewish Family Services. Legal assistance, health care, car repairs, and home maintenance are a few common areas where clients request support. 

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1070 College Avenue
Columbus, OH 43209

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