Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, Inc. (Gulf Coast JFCS) is a non-faith-based, secular, not-for-profit, serving individuals and families across the state of Florida. Gulf Coast JFCS programs are as diverse as the individuals who benefit from them. Collectively, these services meet the complex needs of today’s families, senior citizens, vulnerable children, and persons needing assistance because of behavioral or mental health issues.
Current volunteer opportunities include direct and indirect services to clients. All opportunities provide support to clients that will assist in fulfilling the mission of the agency that protects the vulnerable and helps people achieve fulfilling lives by empowering individuals and strengthening families.
Direct volunteer opportunities include:
Mentoring mothers and youth
Companionship to elders and disabled and holocaust survivors
Assisting administratively in our offices with filing, scanning, data entry
Sharing your skill set to help our clients such as teaching yoga in one of our residential treatment centers, assisting clients write a resume, etc.
Indirect volunteer opportunities include:
Assistance with our Food Pantry set up and organization
Assistance with the preparation of apartments for refugees
Supporting volunteer recruitment efforts
Event and fundraising assistance
Support of outreach efforts and community engagement
Possess a friendly and helpful personality
Be open and sensitive to multi-cultural and multi-generational experiences
Possess effective communication and persuasion skills
Be respectful of varying opinions, beliefs, and values
Possess sound judgement and reasoning abilities
Be supportive of Gulf Coast JFCS philosophy and comfortable with issues related to Gulf Coast JCFS work.
Gulf Coast JFCS is a Trauma Informed Care agency. Volunteer must be willing to embrace and implement Trauma Informed Care.
Training and Supervision:
Attend Program Orientation and Training as specified
Attend required on-going training meetings
Training and supervision conducted by: Program Director or Designee, and Volunteer Coordinator
Time Commitment: Varies according to program needs.