Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community. We believe our volunteers are the backbone of our Agency. We strive to ensure that each volunteer is treated with dignity and respect. Our goal is your success. Be our partner in Moving Forward Together.
The JFS Social & Wellness Centers provide a warm environment with social, educational, and recreational programs for older adults. Community members enjoy daily meals, exercise classes, art classes, games, cultural programs, and live entertainment. This is a home away from home for many older adults.
Goal of Position:
As a Performer or Entertainer, volunteers will perform at one or more of the centers for about one hour. Examples of desired entertainment: singing, musical instrument, band, dance group, magic, comedy, or other performance.
An opportunity to share and perform engaging musical, dance or singing talents
Bring joy and entertainment to an active, older adult community center
Performance must be approximately 60 minutes
Engage with and perform for groups ranging from 30 to 100 older adults
Must possess professional quality performance skills and experience performing in front of audiences
Ability to build good rapport with the audience
Must be at least 16 years old (younger if approved)
Complete a volunteer application at www.jfssd.org/volapp
Complete a phone screening with the Volunteer Engagement Department
Must provide a PA system (if necessary).
Presentations generally take place Monday or Fridays, occasionally Sundays between 11am and 2pm. **Note that performers are generally booked about 12 weeks in advance.
Coastal Club (Open Tuesday) 3575 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
College Avenue Center (Open Monday - Friday) 6299 Capri Drive, San Diego, 92120
North County Inland Center (Open Monday and Wednesday) 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, CA 92064
Balboa Avenue Center (Open Tuesday - Thursday) 8788 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123
Social & Wellness Center Program Manager/Office Coordinator