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COVID-19 Emergency Volunteer Needs

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and clients are our top priority. As an agency that works with vulnerable populations, we have modified our volunteer opportunities to meet public health recommendations and social distancing practices. There are still many ways for you to stay involved with JFCS and give back to our community during these challenging times.

Making Masks

JFCS needs face masks! Donations of new or hand-sewn masks can be mailed or dropped off between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in a sealed plastic bin or bag. A recommended sewing pattern, along with suggested cloth materials, can be found below. Your efforts will help make a difference!

Click here for instructions for homemade face masks.

Spread the Word!

Help spread the word about JFCS’s Emergency COVID-19 Donation Drive for medical supplies, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, and personal care items by sharing the following information on social media or via email within your circles:

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“Are you purchasing non-perishable food, personal care items, cleaning supplies, and medical supplies for your family? Do you think you could grab a few items for our families, too?

Please consider donating to JFCS’ Emergency Donation Drive. You can drop off items at JFCS (4747 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85014) in the bins located in the lobby.

We are currently asking for the following items. This list represents the highest need:

  • Microwaveable Macaroni & Cheese
  • Spaghetti-O's, Meat or Cheese Ravioli
  • Chili
  • Microwaveable Soup
  • Pasta
  • Microwaveable rice
  • Powdered milk
  • Canned meat, fish and beans
  • Canned vegetables, fruit,
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Juice
  • Cooking oil
  • Pre-packaged Dinners (Hormel, Healthy Choice, Del Monte)
  • Snack Food (Trail Mix, Granola Bars, Crackers, Dried Fruit)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Crackers
  • Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups
  • Cereal (individual and large boxes)
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent
  • Disinfectant wipe
  • Soap & Toiletries
  • Deodorant
  • Toiletries
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
Featured Needs: Due to COVID-19, this opportunity has been suspended.

At this time we are only collecting non-perishable non-expired food items, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies at all locations.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Jewish Family and Children’s Service. In order to maintain staff, client and volunteer safety during the COVID-19 public health crisis, volunteer opportunities for some of the following programs are currently on hold.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator 602.567.8383 or