Here is a short list of opportunities to help in our community. This list is incomplete and will continue to grow in the coming weeks.
Jewish Family Services’ comprehensive services include mental health counseling, the Elder Club Respite Program, case management, caregiver support, chaplaincy and more. JFS is seeking volunteers to help with food delivery to Elder Club participants. They are also running a food bank and calling for shelf stable foods to be delivered to their office on 2 Doctors Park, Suite E, Asheville, NC. If you are interested in volunteering for a phone tree service and are available to make phone calls to isolated members of our community, please call 828-253-2900 for more information.
MANNA Foodbank focuses on involving, educating, and uniting people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina. MANNA’s COVID19 relief efforts, included volunteer opportunities, are listed here.
The JCC’s Mitzvah Corps offers individuals in our community the opportunity to volunteer in a number of ways. To find out what volunteer opportunities the JCC offers currently, email VolunteerC@jcc-asheville.org. For information about Welcome Shabbat, a volunteer based program bringing the joy of Jewish traditions to elderly residential homes in our community, email firstname.lastname@example.org.