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Volunteers fulfill an important role in Jewish Family Services' programs, supplementing and assisting staff in providing essential services helping to ensure JFS' programs run smoothly.  Without the generous contribution of skills, knowledge, energy and time we could not achieve our goals.  Become a part of a rich tradition of service.

Those who take up the path of service and compassion, uplift our world.

Many Thanks To Our Volunteers!


We are so appreciative of the incredible volunteers that help us
throughout the year. For volunteer opportunities, click here.

February:  Annual Food Drive
Boys Scout Troop #70 collected over 34 boxes of items for distribution to our client families.
April:  Passover Baskets
This holiday celebrating religious freedom was marked by sharing of traditional Passover foods, gathered by volunteers from Congregation
Beth Emeth.

May:  Mitzvah Day
Beautiful Spring Cleaning Supply Baskets were made for people in need at Wilmington Senior Center & Brandywine Senior Center by volunteers who participated in the Jewish Federation's annual Mitzvah Day.

September:  Food Drive
Throughout the school year, Albert Einstein Academy and Gratz Hebrew
High School
donate food that is distributed to our clients in need.

October:  Days of Caring

Elegant baskets were filled with non-perishable canned goods or other items donated to JFS by volunteers from the DuPont Company. The baskets are tailored to fit your party then the contents are donated to needy community members.
November:  Thanksgiving is 'In the Bag'
JFS’s Thanksgiving Giving program provided more than 115 Thanksgiving meals for 60 families with support from community members including Carol and Jeff Stape, employees from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC under the leadership of Arlene Wilson, teachers, parents and students from Albert Einstein Academy and the members of the Wilmington Senior Center and the Widener Law School Jewish Law Students Association from. The interfaith community including Congregation Beth Emeth, Christ Church, Emanuel Church and Mt. Lebanon Methodist helped in packaging the food gifts and providing additional food. And this year, for the first time, the Agency partnered with the United States Marines as a collection station for the delivery of Toys for Tots.

December:  Adopt a Family and Emmanuel Dining Hall
More than 27 families or 65 individuals were the recipients of our Adopt-A-Family program. The recipient families through the agency’s clinical and care management staff. The law firms of McCarter and English, Reed Smith LLP, Saul Ewing LLP., Monzack, Mersky, McLaughlin and Prowder, P.A., and Campbell & Levine, LLC., as well as Creekside Nutrition, Friendly Gift Shop, the Harvest Time Fellowship and State employees purchased coats, sweaters, sneakers, bathrobes, rain boots, kitchen supplies, bicycles, computers, WIIs, IPads and toys. The Ross Family and Bloom Family provided cash assistance and gift cards.

If it’s December, it’s serving Christmas dinner at Emmanuel Dining Hall. More than 30 individuals helped prepare and serve a scrumptious turkey dinner. Please see our Photo Gallery for more detail.


Michael Kennedy, Sam Bailey,
Lucas Leone, Matthew Andreas

Ben Zinner, Martin Martinez

Matt Coyle, Thomas Campe
Matthew Morr

Chuck Ostroff
Volunteer of the Year




Staff Contact
            Sarah LaFave at SLaFave@jfsdelaware.org or 302-478-9411 #112
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