Volunteer Opportunities


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Scroll down the page to find volunteer opportunities that interest you or create one of your own. A few hours of your time means so much to our seniors and our community. We offer flexible schedules—you can give of your time and talents weekly, monthly, or even sporadically for special functions and programs. Apply now

The following are current volunteer opportunities:

JGS Lifecare Gift Shop

Assist with sales and inventory for our gift shop that sells jewelry, purses, giftware, candy and much more to our residents, family members, staff and guests. Apply Now

JGS Lifecare Coffee Shop

Volunteering in the JGS Coffee Shop is an opportunity to serve our campus community and their friends and families by making everyone feel welcome. While serving a café style menu, you’ll get to know our residents in a social companionable atmosphere and enjoy their heartfelt gratitude. Apply Now

Religious Services

Escort residents from the floors to our synagogue for Friday afternoon or Saturday morning Sabbath services. Help distribute head coverings, prayer books, and Kiddush food and wine. Apply Now

Broad Schoenberg Caring Friend Program

Some of our residents have no family or their family members live in other parts of the country. Spend an hour of time visiting, reading, playing games, strolling outside with one of our residents to brighten their day. Apply Now

Musicians, Current Events Enthusiasts, Bingo Players, Readers, Game & Card Players, Trivia Buffs

Share your interests and/or skills in leading or assisting with the many recreational activities on our campus. Apply Now

Group Performers

Are you part of a group that has a special talent or creative skill you would like to share with our residents? We are always seeking chorale groups, instrumental groups, story tellers, singers, or dance groups that will entertain our residents. Apply Now


Transport our wheelchair-bound residents and patients throughout the building to activities, our medical clinic, physical therapy, religious services and more. You can also provide positive encouragement to the patients for motivation with their therapies. Apply Now

Wernick Adult Day Health Care

Lead or assist with activities and programs in our adult day center. Help serve breakfast or lunch to our participants. Apply Now

Pet Therapy

If you have a registered therapy pet, we welcome you to visit and bring many smiles to our residents. Apply Now

Office Work and Support

Lead or assist with activities and programs in our adult day center. Help serve breakfast or lunch to our participants. Apply Now

Homebound Passover Bubbies Mitzvah Program

Assist in delivering Kosher for Passover meals to seniors throughout Longmeadow and Springfield on the day of the first Seder. Apply Now

Ice Cream Socials/Happy Hour Fridays

Serve ice cream, drinks and snacks and socialize with our residents in the Auditorium. Apply Now

Outing Escorts

The Leavitt Family Nursing Home Activities department and Ruth’s House schedule outings for residents to restaurants, shopping trips, museums and more. Escorts are needed to push wheelchairs and at restaurants to help place orders and facilitate eating in some cases. Jewish Geriatric Services has a van with a lift for transportation. Apply Now

Monthly Birthday Parties

Each month, all the residents who celebrate a birthday are invited to have a party in the auditorium. Volunteers socialize and serve lunch including birthday cake. Apply Now

Unit Volunteers/Honorable Menschen

Work with our social workers, therapeutic recreation and nursing staff on one of our floors. Answer phones, assist with activities, visit with residents. Apply Now