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Jewish Family Service of San Diego

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.

We are a permanent supportive housing program that houses individuals, youth, and families who are chronically homeless and have a disability. Through our housing program we have funds to provide our clients some of the resources they need for basic living such as furniture, blankets, kitchen utensils, etc.

Along with our permanent supportive housing program, we also provide outreach services for the homeless in our community. During our outreach hours, homeless individuals and families can come into our office for a hot meal, snack bag to go filled with individual wrapped snacks, water, hygiene kit, sleeping bag, clothing, shoes, backpack, and bus pass.

Goal of program:
Provide necessities, food & beverage, and resources to homeless individuals and families

Roles & responsibilities:
Provide outreach services to clients such as:

  • Distributing outreach items
  • Collecting paperwork
  • Filing
  • Data entry
  • Storage organization
  • Assemble food bags for distribution
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • One-time or ongoing opportunities available

Qualifications needed:

  • Volunteer must be 13 years and older
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must wear closed toed shoes
  • Background check required

Candice Graff, Administrative Services Manager

400 South Farrell Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262

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About Jewish Family Service of San Diego


8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego by empowering individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency, supporting aging with dignity, and fostering community connection and engagement.


Founded in 1918, we are one of San Diego’s most impactful non-profit human services agencies. Last year, we served more than 39,500 clients, including over 17,000 asylum seekers at the JFS Migrant Family Shelter.

Our broad network of staff, volunteers, supporters, and community partners are committed to the pursuit of one shared goal: helping individuals and families in San Diego Move Forward.


We'll work with your schedule.


400 South Farrell Dr Ste B205Palm Springs, CA 92262



  • Crisis Intervention
  • Data Entry
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Is outdoors and is not wheelchair accessible.

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