Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Register for 7th Annual Build-A-Backpack!

7th Annual Build-a- Backpack Event. Children helping Children and Families helping Families with JFS of Metrowest. Register for the Backpack Event. Giving Back to community. Provided support and services to the community. Continue reading

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Health Affairs Recommends Funders Support Services like JFS Patient Navigator

Read John Feather’s blog post on Social Determinant Of Health and learn the value of investing in programs like JFS Patient Navigator. Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE – 7th Annual JFS Backpack Event – August 27-28, 2018

Click here to register for this year’s Build a Backpack events! Continue reading

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Music Video Bears Haunting Witness to the Tragic, Courageous Journey of a Refugee Family from Syria

Beyond the Borders, written by Attorney Susan Cohen after the first travel ban was imposed in 2017, depicts the tragic story of a Syrian refugee family as told to an American refugee camp volunteer, who promises to bear witness to their … Continue reading

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JFS of Metrowest Helps Elders Increase Mobility with Chair Yoga Exercise Classes

As part of JFS of Metrowest’s Healthy Aging initiative, a JFS program specialist offers a great chair yoga class for elders living at Edmands House. This class is designed to help older adults increase their mobility, enjoy time with friends and improve … Continue reading

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JFS of Metrowest Provides English as a Second Language Instruction to Local Elders

As part of JFS of Metrowest’s Healthy Aging initiative, JFS Americorps member Maggie Kenney teaches an English as a second language to local elders. Today’s article: U.S. Births Dip To 30-Year Low; Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level. It was a … Continue reading

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JFS Volunteers Mentor Students on a Trip to the Discovery Museum

JFS Activities Update: This Tuesday, May 22, 2018, as part of JFS’s Reducing Achievement Gaps program, JFS was proud to bring 31 third graders from Framingham’s Woodrow Wilson Elementary School to the Discovery Museum in Acton MA. The All-Stars, designated as … Continue reading

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