How to Help

Jewish Home volunteers are from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. They are students, families, working adults, retirees, Jewish Home residents, and relatives of residents.

Community spirit: YAD and residents of the Jewish Home connect over Chanukah decorations, and more

A caring and fun-loving group from YAD, the Young Adults Division of the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation, gathered at the Jewish Home to create Chanukah decorations, festoon areas of the Home with their works of art, schmooze with our residents, and generally have a good time as they generously gave of their time.

YAD members having fun in elevator

Voted one of the top five places to volunteer

For offering volunteer opportunities that are well-organized and meaningful, in an organization that provides a unique benefit to the community, the Jewish Home was voted one of the top five places to volunteer this summer by The Volunteer Center, which serves San Francisco and San Mateo counties.

young man discusses beadmaking with resident

Students interested in gaining experience in the fields of gerontology, nursing, recreational therapy, social work, physical therapy or occupational therapy can learn from our staff of highly trained professionals and earn school credit for their time.

We offer opportunities for friends and families to volunteer together, thus increasing and enhancing that important time you spend with loved ones.

You’ll enjoy coming to our light-filled facility, with landscaped gardens, boutique, garden café, and state-of-the art equipment.

Join our team of Jewish Home volunteers!

Requirements of a Jewish Home volunteer:

  • Must be 12 years of age or older
  • Obtain parental consent if under the age of 17
  • If over the age of 18, complete a release authorization for a criminal background check
  • Serve a minimum of 40 hours

The process to become a volunteer is easy:

  1. Complete an application
    a.  If you are 18 years of age or older,
    please click on this link to fill out your application
    b.  If you are under the age of 18,
    please click on this link to fill out your application
  2. Meet with volunteer service staff for a personal interview
  3. Decide with staff on the area in which to volunteer
  4. Attend a new volunteer orientation
  5. Pass a tuberculosis (TB) screening

The benefits:

  • Volunteers learn new skills, earn school credit, gain professional expertise, and make new friends

Additionally, volunteers:

  • Ride the Home’s free shuttle from and to BART, or the Home's off-site parking lot.
  • Receive a complimentary annual flu shot
  • Receive a letter of reference
Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction
Support the Home. As a non-profit, the Home relies on the community to maintain its high levels of care and services.
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