Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy

This week is National Volunteer Week. This week-long celebration is about placing a spotlight on inspiring figures whose invaluable seeds of kindness through volunteering are bettering the community and our world in general. We here at JFS Delaware would not be able to fulfill our mission to strengthen individuals, families, and the community without the help of our incredible volunteers. One of those amazing volunteers is Nancy!

Why did you decide to volunteer for JFS?

“I heard that JFS was working with Afghan refugees and I wanted to help.”

What is the best part of volunteering?

“I have enjoyed meeting new people, making new friends, and learning about new cultures.”

Would you recommend volunteering for JFS? Why?

“Yes, because there is a lot of need to help the refugees coming to Delaware, and it is such rewarding work to help make a difference in someone’s life.”

What is a fun fact about you?

“I love to travel and I’m learning languages to help when I do that.”

If you could go anywhere in the world for your next vacation, where would you go? 

“I would like to go to Belize, Japan, Australia. … do I have to pick one???  These are all places I haven’t traveled yet…”

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?


What is one food you could eat every day?


What is the last show you binged?

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

What is the best book you ever read?

“I’m a retired librarian, so this is too hard to pick. I enjoy British mysteries like Agatha Christie.”

What are you most thankful for you in your life right now?

“My family.”


Our work is made possible by dedicated volunteers like YOU! Volunteers supplement the professional, clinical care provided by JFS by fostering a sense of community, building relationships, and extending your skills and kindness to older adults, refugees, and other clients of JFS. Click here to apply to be a volunteer for JFS.

About JFS Delaware

Jewish Family Services of Delaware is a place where all members of our community can receive help and support to overcome life’s challenges and cope with difficult situations. JFS is committed to providing the highest quality services available in our area, with compassion and respect for everyone. Our mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and the community by providing counseling and support services, based on Jewish values. To stay up-to-date on the latest news from JFS, sign up for our newsletter by submitting your e-mail at the bottom of the page.