JSS succeeds because of its fabulous team of volunteers. Our volunteers serve a wide variety of valuable roles. They function as drivers, friendly visitors, events supporters, language tutors, helpers with the Refugee Resettlement program and so much more.

Learn about Volunteer Opportunities

Becoming a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Jewish Social Services! Please begin by filling out a Volunteer Application!

As COVID restrictions have eased and protocols are varied, we want to thank our volunteers
that have stayed active, often via telephone, internet and expanded holiday gift giving and
deliveries and are now working with us to revive in-person services and programming.
Now that there are expanded ways to safely interact, requests for volunteers as friendly
visitors, shopping partners, and other tasks are coming in. We are having volunteers help with
Shabbats and more in-person events. Also, we are always looking for a pool of potential drivers
for refugee resettlement work and other JSS clients. Some of you are already engaged in some
of these roles – thank you again.
For those of you who would like get more specifics about these and other emerging volunteer
opportunities, or know someone who may be a good fit for our programs – please contact me
via email or phone number below.
We understand that as we move forward volunteers and those we help will have varying
degrees of comfort level and needs regarding any in-person visiting or transportation help. We
will work together with you and clients to respect that and keep us all safe. Look forward to
hearing from you.

Adult learners need your help with English language and
Thanks to Jewish Federation of Madison through the Cheryl
Rosen Weston Fund – Jewish Social Services is partnering with
the Literacy Network to offer training and volunteer
opportunities working with adult learners in English as a Second
Language, GED preparation and/or general literacy skills.
It will involve an initial training session, gaining familiarity with lesson plans and materials prepared by
Literacy Network staff, and weekly meetings with an adult learner.

Thanks for those of you who responded already – we still are recruiting. To get further info about this
opportunity, please contact JSS volunteer coordinator, Paul Borowsky, 608-442-4083 or
paul@jssmadison.org. Check for further descriptions, specific training dates, applications, and other
details on the Literacy Network website: https://www.litnetwork.org/