Volunteer with Jewish Family Service

Thank you for your interest in serving! 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 for assistance with registration.

Challah Delivery & Shabbat helper @ senior living communities

  • 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.  

Shabbat Service Leader @ senior living communities

  • Lead a brief 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 or Tech Helper @ senior living communities

  • Assist a resident in accessing live or recorded High Holiday or Shabbat services on their computer or device. Links will be provided. 
  • Coach residents on navigating smartphones, apps, and websites.
  • Time commitment: 1-2 hours

Holiday Visit Organizer or Participant @ senior living communities

  • Help plan or attend a festive social visit at one or more properties. Dates TBD. Sign-up here for Hanukkah.
  • Time commitment: varies, actual events run 1 to 1.5 hours.

Food Drives

  • Sponsor a food drive with your class, synagogue, sisterhood, or for your b'nei mitzvah or birthday. Deliver items to the JFS Food Pantry. Collection bins can be provided.

Teens

  • Participate in any of these activities for your mitzvah project or for service hours. We can also connect you with senior properties to play music or games with residents.

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