IMMEDIATE NEEDS: It takes a special person. Is that person YOU?
Enlist in our Basket Brigade: No creativity required! Got a Large Vehicle or a Big Trunk? We need help transporting baskets of blessings orders to synagogues or party venues and picking them up after (you could sign up for either leg). We would like to put together a large team so that we can spread the jobs out to several people, making it convenient for everyone! Contact Lise Grace to say, “Sign me up as a Simcha Soldier!”
Once-a-month ride to Caregiver Support Group meetings: Give someone a much needed ride ONCE a month. There is a woman in our community who desperately wants to attend the CJFS monthly Caregiver Support Group meetings. This person does not drive at night. Would you be willing to help make this happen? The group meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the LJCC. You could attend the meeting or read a book or enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant AND perform a mitzvah at the same time! The person needing a ride lives in the Overton Road area. Contact Lise Grace to say, “I am interested in learning more!”
Sign up for our list of "Movers and Shakers": If you have a truck or large vehicle and muscle power, please call to help make someone's house a home. From time to time, we have clients that are in need of furniture and people more than willing to donate items. The catch is we oftentimes cannot find a truck and a few people to help make the pickup/delivery happen. This is an occasional need and really requires a buddy system, ie, two men and a hand truck and/or muscles. Contact Lise Grace to say “Call me; I might be able to help from time to time!”
Volunteer Drivers – The perfect way to perform a mitzvah (good deed.) If you would be willing to help transport clients on an occasional basis in your car, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 205.879.3438.
Caregivers Support Group Reminder Phone Calls -- Open to anyone who provides or coordinates care to an individual who needs supervision or assistance because of age, illness or disability. CGSG meets the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00PM-8:30PM at the Levite Jewish Community Center Senior Lounge. Click here for more information.
Shabbat Service at Brookdale Place & Greenbriar Reminder Phone Calls to Residents -- Shabbat service for Greenbriar residents and families are held the second Friday of every month at 2:00PM. Greenbriar is located at 2831 Highland Avenue S. Shabbat service for Brookdale residents and families held the third Friday of every month at 2:00PM. Brookdale Place is located at 400 University Park Drive, off of Lakeshore Blvd. Click here for more information on the program.
TLC Day(Teens Lend a Caring Hand) -- TLC Day is the first Sunday of November! CJFS needs volunteers of ALL AGES to help plan and participate with this event! Teens and adult volunteers will visit retirement communities as well as individual homes perform such needed tasks as flipping mattresses, changing smoke alarm batteries and raking leaves . Every bit of help is appreciated. Sign up now to be involved – Lise Grace.
Friendly Visitors Needed! -- Become a Friendly Visitor and be partnered with a senior citizen in need of friendship and companionship. Currently, there are two ladies who are in need of some company from time to time. Hours are flexible and the rewards are great. We are asking a commitment of at least one hour every other week. Click here for more information.
Food Closet -- We are seeking volunteers to help in organizing our Food Closet. Times and dates are flexible. Click here for more information.
Contact Lise Grace and get ready to reap the rewards of volunteering!
For information or to volunteer, contact
E- Mail: Lise Grace
Phone: (205) 879-3438
Click here for Current Volunteer Opportunities
Congrats to Marjorie Perlman,
our 2012 Volunteer of the Year
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- Auburn Brasher: The Heart Behind the Voice of Buz-A-Bus
Web Page Updates