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
JERI 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 Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry in Providence offers kosher chicken, non-perishables and produce for families in need. Volunteers:
- Work in the pantry (Tuesdays & Fridays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm).
- Deliver food to the homebound.
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.
Kosher Senior Cafés
Part of JCS’s kosher nutrition program, our Kosher Senior Cafés provide nutritious food and companionship for seniors in the community.
- Café are in Providence and Cranston.
- 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.”
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.