Jewish Family Services of WNC, Inc. is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. (EIN#: 45-2497063)

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Brandon Consulting

Leah Karpen

Janise & Rick Silverman

Edward & Elaine Tennen

Volunteer with Jewish Family Services of WNC

JFS Elder Club is growing and needs volunteers!

JFS offers volunteers a meaningful opportunity to assist in our rapidly growing Elder Club! Volunteers may choose to work on Tuesday or Thursday in the Asheville Elder Club. Volunteers are now also needed on Wednesdays at the new Elder Club location in Hendersonville.  Volunteers have a lot of fun while providing a wonderful service to Elder Club participants.  But we can only do that if we have enough volunteers to assist our staff. If you would like to help out in the Club from 10:30am to 2:00pm, on a Tuesday or Thursday in Asheville or on a Wednesday in Hendersonville, please contact Anne Wainer, MSS, LCSW-A, JFS Social Worker and Elder Club Coordinator, at  or (828)253-2900 ext. 12. And we thank you!


Board of Directors & Committees: Would you like to volunteer some of your time to Jewish Family Services of WNC?  JFS is always looking for good men and women to serve on the Board of Directors or on one of our active committees listed below. 

Program Committee

Marketing Committee

Strategic Planning & Board Development Committee

Fund Development Committee (help with one or more specific fundraising projects or events, or with general fund development strategies & planning)

        Finance & Operations Committee

If you are interested in the Board or Committees, or would like more information, please call Alison at (828) 253-2900 or email:

Friendly Visitors: Perform a mitzvah by becoming a Friendly Visitor to a senior where they reside at their home or in a care facility. They will welcome your company any day of the week! Any family, adult or teenager can participate. This is a great opportunity for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah project or a high school community service project. We also need volunteers for our "Virtual Visitor" program! If you would like to call a senior once a week on the phone for reassurance and friendship, this is the volunteer job for you!

Contact Anne at: or call (828)253-2900 ext. 12.

And some additional volunteers are always appreciated:

- Technical assistance with website, database, marketing, or graphic design

- Minor "handyman or handy woman" assistance from time to time

- Pick up our recycling once a week and deposit in an appropriate recycling location

- Package and/or Deliver Holiday Meals to seniors 

- Help with miscellaneous agency & client errands

For more information about our volunteer opportunities call us at (828)253-2900