How to Get Involved in Your Community


If you want to make a real, hands-on impact in your community, volunteer in one of our programs. JF&CS’ volunteers truly are the heart and soul of our organization, and they make a difference through the work they do. Our hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours each year.

How to Become a Volunteer

  1. Decide how much time you have.
    Whether it’s one day a month or one day a year, we can find something that fits your schedule.

  2. Determine how you would like to get involved.
    Drive seniors to doctor appointments or other places they need to go. Help plan events or decorate Renterpieces. Spend time with a Little PAL or assist our job seekers with their resumes or mock interviews. Visit patients in a hospital through our Bikkur Cholim program. Mentor someone in our Shalom Bayit domestic violence program. The list goes on! We have opportunities in every division, both directly with clients or behind the scenes. 

How to Volunteer With Other Young Adults

  1. If you’re between 22 and 35 years old, join VIA (Volunteers In Action), our young professional volunteers corps.
    VIA offers monthly community service projects that benefit individuals throughout the greater Atlanta area as well as within the JF&CS community.

  2. Participate in VIA Mitzvah Day!
    Join nearly 200 other young professionals by volunteering on Mitzvah Day at one of multiple project sites throughout Atlanta.

How to Volunteer With Your Family

  1. If you have young children, get involved with FITS — Families Inspired To Serve.
    This new initiative provides fun, low-commitment, hands-on opportunities for kids and their parents to volunteer in meaningful ways. Families learn about the various programs of JF&CS while participating in exciting projects that teach kids about what it means to give back to others.

  2. Help plan a family-friendly volunteer project.
    Do you have an idea for families to volunteer together through FITS? If so, help us plan a project. We offer various projects throughout the year and always are looking for new ideas. 

  3. Get started with Aviv Celebrations!
    If your child is looking for a project to do with friends or classmates, whether for a mitzvah project, a school project or just something to do with friends on a day off, consider making birthday or get well cards for older adults who are involved with JF&CS. Aviv Celebrations is a great way to bring good wishes and cheer to our older adult community.

How to Be a Leader in Your Community

  1. Participate in the Kay Family Tools for Leaders program.
    It provides the opportunity for participants to gain a more in-depth knowledge of the agency, offers networking and leadership skill-building opportunities and encourages participants to explore their future volunteer and leadership path at JF&CS.

  2. Get involved in the Ramie A. Tritt Family Foundation Volunteers in Action Leadership Program.
    This new community service-based leadership program for young professionals provides participants with hands-on experiences and connections with prominent leaders in Atlanta. The focus is on being active in the community and exploring how community service and philanthropy can help participants develop as leaders.