Volunteer with Jewish Family Service

Thank you for your interest in serving with Jewish Family Service! Please register here for the following opportunities and we will contact with you more details. If you do not have a JCC login, sign up for a guest account first and then register for programs. Contact the Welcome Desk at 512.735.8000 if you need assistance with registration.

Challah Delivery and Shabbat helper

  • Purchase and deliver a challah and grape juice for a Kabbalat Shabbat service on Fridays. Help distribute challah and juice and collect prayerbooks.
  • Time commitment: Approximately 2-hours for both food delivery and 45-minute service. You may choose one or more Shabbats to help.  

JCC Shabbat Luncheon

  • Friday, December 6 | 11:30 AM - 1 PM
  • Help serve lunch to attendees with mobility impairments or assist with transportation if needed.  

Rosh Hashanah Social Visit (Register here)

  • Sunday, September 22 | 2:45 - 4 PM   
  • Sign up as a volunteer visitor to celebrate Rosh Hashanah at facilities throughout Austin. Children 5+ may attend with an adult.
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Shabbat Service Leader

  • Lead a brief Kabbalat Shabbat service with materials provided by JFS. Attendance ranges from 4-12 residents. Multiple times and locations available on a Friday morning or afternoon.
  • Time commitment: Approximately 1.5-hour time commitment on a monthly basis

Livestream Service Helper

  • Assist a resident in accessing live or recorded High Holiday or Shabbat services on their computer or device. Links will be provided.
  • Time commitment: 1-2 hours

Hanukkah Party Organizer

  • Help plan and organize a Hanukkah party at one or more properties. Dates TBD.
  • Time commitment: 6+ hours


  • Participate in any of these activities for your mitzvah project or for service hours.

Do have another talent to share or want to contribute in a different way? Contact our Outreach Coordinator at denise.kleinman@shalomaustin.org to start a conversation about your interests.