JFS Joins Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

Posted on April 13, 2017

Jewish Family Service participated in the 5th Annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. A handful of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers helped sort and stock the agency food pantry, put together Passover food bags for Kosher Meals-on-Wheels, hand wrote special notes for each bag and sorted baby donations for a client in need. Following the activities, volunteers enjoyed a recognition luncheon.

Congressman Frank LoBiondo and Mayor James McCullough of Egg Harbor Township both sent proclamations for the event.

 The Mayor and County Day of Recognition for National Service is a nationwide bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in counties, to thank those who serve, and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The day is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service.

 The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a network of volunteers that help maintain and strengthen their communities while enriching their own lives. Volunteers choose the amount of time to give, how and where to help, and whether to draw on their own skills or develop new ones. Volunteer opportunities include food pantry, friendly visitor, grocery assistance, meal delivery and more. 

For more information on JFS’ Retired Senior Volunteer Program or general agency volunteer opportunities, please visit www.jfsatlantic.org.