When people in our community seek assistance from JFCS their first point of contact is with the agency's intake department. Therefore, Intake staff play a vital role in ensuring those who call JFCS for help are treated with respect, understanding and compassion. Our intake volunteers refer callers to the appropriate JFCS programs and services or to alternate community agencies.
To be an intake volunteer at JFCS is to be there for others at an especially challenging time in their lives. We request our volunteers commit to a minimum of three hours per week. While some sort of social service background is preferred, we will consider all those whose heart and concern prompts interest in this position. Training is provided and a strong support team will always be available to assist you.
Guided by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, JFCS empowers individuals and families toward self-sufficiency.
JFCS of the Suncoast is a multi-function family agency serving residents of Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Lee & Collier Counties. Our services are offered based on the mission of helping all people and empowering individuals and families toward self-sufficiency.
The main campus is located at 2688 Fruitville Road in Sarasota and services are provided at 27 community-based locations throughout the six county region. JFCS is the area’s premier non-profit organization providing counseling and case management services to veterans, families, youth, seniors, individuals impacted by a cancer diagnosis and Holocaust Survivors.
Known as a community collaborator, JFCS is progressive, transparent and responsive to community needs. Our funding includes both the private and public sector, business partners, individuals, foundations and community campaigns including the United Way and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. Volunteers are an integral part of JFCS, providing supportive services to clients thereby augmenting the professional counseling and case management provided by the staff.
JFCS’ Board of Directors is made up of community and business leaders with a heart of helping. JFCS is accredited by Council on Accreditation (COA) and received a perfect score in May 2017.