JF&CS Volunteer News Spring 2012

Rimma ZelfandJF&CS is excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week. Thank you to all our volunteers for generously sharing your energy, expertise, and compassion with those in need. The agency would not be able to do its work without you.

In fact, volunteers are so important to our mission that you are part of our 2010 strategic plan as a critical component of the agency's growth over the next ten years. By expanding opportunities for volunteers, providing greater staff coordination and training, we'll be able to scale our services and help more people in a more profound way.

Our volunteer newsletter features stories about volunteers like you who are reaching out to people across the agency. I was able to feel the power of volunteering first hand when I volunteered at a recent Shabbat dinner for people with disabilities. One young woman, who is not able to speak, gave me a flower and signed, "thank you." The hug we shared reminded me again what I have heard from volunteers many times: that they gain as much as they give.

Thanks to our 1,600 volunteers, we are able to offer personalized and innovative support to all those in need, from new moms to immigrants to fragile seniors to people with disabilities. Each of you is important. Together you make up a large, powerful network that allows us to impact the community positively and help more people through our proven programs and services. I'm grateful for all you do!

For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.