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Tessie's Touch

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service of MetroWest

  • 14 people are interested

Tessie’s Touch brings joy & connection to isolated older adults by matching them with a caring volunteer. Together, they can do activities and excursions in the community. Tessie’s Touch is an extension of our traditional Friendly Visiting program and allows us to go above and beyond for our seniors.

Each senior is paired one-on-one with a volunteer to facilitate a deeper connection through shared experiences and activities. JFS Staff will work with the pair to find an activity that brings them joy such as a trip to a botanical garden, attending a show or movie they had been looking forward to seeing, or sharing a meal at a local restaurant. Tessie’s Touch will cover the cost of the activities and transportation.

Volunteers must submit to a background check. The program commitment is 1 hour once a week and the schedule of meetings is flexible. Volunteers are expected to report their hours monthly through the JFS Volunteer Tracking system and submit an update of the visit to the program coordinator online.

For more information contact Taylor Ruszczyk at TRuszczyk@jfsmetrowest.org or (973) 637-1742.

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About Jewish Family Service of MetroWest


256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105, Florham Park, NJ 07932, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of the JFS of MetroWest is to provide comprehensive social and therapeutic services to the MetroWest Jewish and general community. Our services preserve and enhance family values and functioning, promote healthy personality development, and respond to the stress and distress impacting on people throughout the life-cycle. We are a non-discriminating and fully accredited professional social service agency.


Jewish Family Service provides a full range of services to strengthen and restore families. Services include individual, family, and children's services; elder care services; family life education; adoption services; volunteer services; chronic illness and developmental disabilities programs; domestic violence response; school-based services, Jewish Resource Line; and resettlement and citizenship.


Arts & Culture
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Seniors, Sports & Recreation


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Hackettstown, NJ 07840






  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour once a week generally, but it can differ depending on the activity chosen by the client/volunteer match.

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