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Jewish Family Service Calgary

Jewish Family Service Calgary

Jewish Family Service Calgary strengthens communities by providing social services to individuals and families based on the Jewish values of compassion, social justice and improving the world.

Keywords: Seniors , Poverty , Immigrants and Refugees , Cultural Centres , Community Services



Jewish Family Service Calgary
5920 1A Street SW, Suite 420, Calgary, AB T2H0G3

Jewish Family Service Calgary url http://www.jfsc.org/

Jewish Family Service Calgary Phone Number 403-287-3510

Jewish Family Service Calgary Email address info@jfsc.org



Volunteer Information for Jewish Family Service Calgary

What services does your organization provide?
Financial assistance, Housing support, Food supplements for low income individuals and families, Counselling, Resettlement counselling and support to newcomers, Senior services (preventing social isolation, alleviating poverty, preventing or managing crises, supporting independence and healthy aging, and promoting inclusion), Vocational support.


Do you have any age requirements?
There is no minimum age though volunteer opportunities will of course differ by age group.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
We are very happy to have anyone volunteer, regardless of language skills. We do, however, especially encourage interested people with language skills in Russian, Hebrew, German, Hungarian, Romanian, etc. as we have special volunteer opportunities for speakers of those languages.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Time commitments can vary quite extensively from a very casual contribution at events once per year, to an ongoing commitment of a few hours a week. We can discuss volunteer opportunities you may be interested in relative to your availability, and work around your needs and ours.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
A Police Information Check is required of all volunteers, cost of which is covered.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
Our volunteer opportunities can range from providing entertainment to seniors to providing translation to bringing food to those who need it on holidays to stocking food items in our food bank. Given the range of opportunities we have, we can find something to match your abilities and desires in volunteering.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?

  • Visitor to seniors
  • Pre-Shabbat (Friday AM) Cultural Program volunteer
  • Special events volunteer
  • Volunteer translator
  • Food bank volunteer
  • Driving volunteer for holiday food delivery
  • Musicians for Pre-Shabbat programmes
  • Many more!

Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes, volunteers are provided training and ongoing support for their role. Training varies according to responsibilities and needs.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Jewish Family Service Calgary?
Volunteers support the initiatives of this organisation - to repair the world and make it a better place. All of our volunteers, casual and ongoing, know that what they do is substantially and directly benefitting people in need in Calgary.


Do you accept high school students?
Absolutely.




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