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Looking for a rewarding activity that fosters community connection? At JCS, our volunteers benefit from the fulfillment of giving back and the joy of belonging to a caring community. Join us today, explore our volunteer opportunities, and make a meaningful impact while being part of the JCS team.

Flexible Options for Helping Others

Our volunteer programs are flexible, so you can choose your time commitment. We provide training and support, so you’re never on your own. Programs that rely on volunteer assistance are highly varied, giving you many options for helping your neighbors in need.

Meals on Wheels

The Kosher Meals on Wheels program is a vital nutrition safety net, bringing kosher meals to homebound seniors and disabled individuals. Volunteers:

  • Deliver meals Monday through Friday in Providence, Pawtucket, Cranston, and Warwick.

Jewish Eldercare of RI

Jewish Eldercare volunteers visit isolated seniors in nursing homes, hospitals and senior housing. In addition to friendly visits and companionship, they may help with:

  • Gift delivery during Jewish holidays.
  • Weekly Shabbat services at senior living facilities.

Kosher Food Pantry

The Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry in Providence offers kosher chicken, non-perishables and produce for families in need. Volunteers:

  • Work in the pantry (W, TR, F of first and third week of the month).
  • Deliver food to the homebound.

Tamarisk Activities

Tamarisk is seeking volunteers to participate in a variety of different capacities including:

  • Discussion Groups, Games, Genealogy, etc.
  • Volunteers have the opportunity to create their own activity to hold with the residents.

Senior Cafés

Part of JCS’s nutrition program, our Senior Cafés provide nutritious food and companionship for seniors in the community.

  • Cafés are located in Providence, Cranston, and Warwick.
  • Volunteers help serve meals weekdays at noon.

“My visits with [a nursing home resident] not only uplift her spirits but they uplift mine as well. We talk about everything and nothing. We have learned from each other. We have cried together and laughed together. When I go to visit her, I know that I need to be able to spend at least an hour so we can catch up. Sometimes, that isn’t even enough time.”
—JERI volunteer

Learn How You Can Help


Not sure which volunteer opportunity is right for you?

Click here to fill out a quick form and our Volunteer Coordinator, Laura Cole will be in touch!

If you have any questions or would like to be in touch with Laura directly, call (401) 415-8214

You can support our work by giving to JCS.