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Jewish Child & Family Service - Strengthening the Lives of Families in Winnipeg
Make a difference in your life and in someone
else’s life by volunteering.

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Volunteering at Jewish Child and Family service can be a mutually rewarding experience. We will match your interests and skills with the needs of clients and staff.

Volunteering for JCFS can be arranged to fit your schedule. The time you devote to volunteering is flexible. We welcome the involvement of individuals of all denominations who want to gain the experience and derive the satisfaction of helping others in need.

What volunteer opportunities are available?

  • Friendly Visitors
  • Grocery Shopper
  • Driver
  • Daily Shalom (Hello) Phone caller
  • Special Friend/ Big Brother/Sister
  • Tutor
  • Immigrant Resettlement/Host Family
  • Proctor – Mental Health Program
  • JCFS Committee Work
  • Occasional Volunteers
  • Getting Started

  • Friendly Visitors
    Offer companionship to homebound seniors to help older adults stay independent, healthy and connected to the community.

    Grocery Shopper
    Help an isolated senior maintain his or her independence by assisting with grocery shopping. Accompany him or her on a shopping outing every week or every other week. Volunteer must have a valid driver’s license and access to a car.

    Van Drivers (Class 5) for grocery shopping and drivers to accompany clients to doctors' appointments, agency group programs and community events.

    Daily Shalom (Hello) Phone caller
    Contact a senior at regularly scheduled times to assure his/her safety and well being.

    Special Friend/ Big Brother/Sister
    Develop a special relationship with a child. Enjoy the ongoing companionship of a youngster who could benefit from a positive adult influence in his or her life. Requires at least a year’s commitment.

    Provide help to newcomers in improving English language skills or assisting students with secular and/or Judaic studies.

    Immigrant Resettlement/Host Family
    Assist a newly arrived immigrant family in acclimatizing to Canadian living. Efforts are made to match families with similar interests and backgrounds.

    Proctor – Mental Health Program
    Proctor volunteers will be given specialized training to work with clients living with mental health differences.

    JCFS Committee Work
    Volunteer to sit on a special committee of the board and staff of JCFS. Your input in planning and organizing events, participation on professional or lay committees or in public relations are just some examples of committee work you can get involved with.

    Occasional Volunteers
    Become involved in short term volunteer jobs. Assisting with office or administrative duties, family life education programs, or event planning are some examples of short term commitments.

    Getting Started
    Contact Jewish Child and Family Service at 477-7430 and ask to speak to the
    Manager of Volunteer Services. An appointment will be arranged to introduce you to the Agency and determine the placement that is right for you.