Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

3580 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90010-2501
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Our mission Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a multi-service Agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

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Help at the JFS (SOVA Food Pantry)

We Need You!  We are recruiting volunteers to help us pack and distribute food boxes at JFS { SOVA, JFS’ food pantry, located in Van Nuys.  Volunteers will help us sort and fill boxes, distribute boxes to families, restock pantry shelves to prepare for the next day, and more! Volunteers are needed on Sundays from… See full description
    , When
  • 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+
  • One-time, Ongoing, Recurring
  • Weekdays, Weekends
  • Individuals
  • In-person, Indoor, Food Packing

SOVA Community Food and Resource Program

Located in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood and Valley areas. Volunteers pack groceries, stock shelves, help with intake, or assist at the resource center. There are also volunteer opportunities to create centerpieces (Baskets of Hope) or assist with home delivery of food bags.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Senior Nutrition Program

Dining sites are located at multiple locations throughout the City and Valley. Volunteers greet guests, serve meals, and provide light clean up.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Chaverim

Located in the Valley. Volunteers participate in social programs for developmentally disabled adults 18 and older. They can also accompany members on trips, or lead classes.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Fitness Centers

Located at our Mid-Wilshire and Valley Senior Centers. A volunteer can assist clients in exercise and fitness routines.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

JFS Hope (formerly Family Violence Project)

Located in the San Fernando Valley. Volunteers help at one of two domestic violence shelters, assisting with: child activities, grocery shopping, answering our “information” hot line and participating in special activities. Family Violence Project volunteers require a special training that JFS provides and is mandated by the State of California.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Home Visitor

Located throughout the City and Valley. Visit seniors who are receive case management at home and/or in the community. Home visitors require special training.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Connect

An errand and escort program for West Hollywood and Park LaBrea seniors. Volunteers accompany clients on shopping trips twice a month.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

HaMercaz

Located throughout Los Angeles. At this program, which supports Jewish families that have children with special needs, volunteers can work on a warm line to provide referrals, or visit families to offer emotional support. Home visitors require special training.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Central Access

Volunteers respond to phone inquires, assess needs, and connect clients to resources.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays

New Moms Connect

Located in the City and Valley. Volunteers at this program, which helps new moms with post-partum depression, can work on a warm line to provide information and referrals, assist at a class, or visit families to offer emotional support. Home visitors require special training.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Life Program

Located at Park La-Brea. Volunteers assist residents by providing information and referral to community resources, visit clients in their homes, or help with activities. Home visitors require special training.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Senior Centers

Located in the Valley, West Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire, West Los Angeles, and Venice. Volunteers assist with activities, help to teach classes, or become case aides and meet with clients to complete paperwork and provide emotional support.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Young Leaders

This program is open to young adults (20-39) who would like to be involved in leadership development, networking and group volunteer opportunities throughout the agency. Events take place regularly during the year.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help At JFS, we are volunteers, partners, donors and friends who all believe in one thing—we can change things and we’re going to do it as a family. This is the heart of JFS: people touching people, reaching out to nurture lives filled with dignity, meaning and joy.
About us Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is an extended family of compassionate social services that enriches the community and improves the lives of countless men, women and children of all religions, ethnicities and ages. For over 160 years, JFS has counseled families, fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless and protected the vulnerable. As Los Angeles’ oldest and most dynamic charitable organization, JFS is a trusted source of care and support, meeting the diverse and changing needs of a diverse and changing city. The agency is guided by ethical and spiritual values of Judaism in its provision of services.
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