Volunteering is an important part of JFS. We are always looking for creative, skilled volunteers to help us reach out to our community.

Volunteer jobs at JFS include:

  • Food Bank volunteers
  • Friendly visits with seniors
  • Drivers for seniors
  • Drivers for food delivery
  • Office volunteers
  • Helpers for High Holidays

We are currently looking for:

  • Drivers to take seniors to appointments
  • Event volunteers for Passover
  • Co-organizer/support person for weekly Wednesday outings with clients living with a mental illness (Background in mental health, social work or psychology preferred. Some training provided)
  • Friendly visitor for a senior

What to do next:

  • Contact Darlene Arseneault, Volunteer Coordinator, at darseneault@jfsvancouver.ca or (604) 558-5707
  • Darlene will be in touch with you for a brief interview where you can tell us about how you want to help
  • All of our volunteers are required to fill out forms and undergo a Criminal Records check
  • There will be an orientation to the work of JFS

What we expect from you:

  • To be supportive of JFS and represent yourself in an appropriate and responsible way
  • To be reliable
  • To maintain confidentiality
  • If required, take part in training

What do you get from us?

  • The most important thing: an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life!
  • An opportunity to acquire skills
  • An opportunity to socialize with other volunteers
Stocking Food at the Jewish Food Bank


I volunteer because I have a strong sense of community, and giving of my time and effort is my way of contributing.” – Jonathan

I volunteer to keep my mind active and alert. I realize that people like me doing it, so that makes me feel good. After 9 years, I am still doing it.” – Avrom

I just love the seniors and sometimes they need help…You learn such wise lessons from them…the best part is that I love to give people compassion, help and empathy.” – Roxanne