JFS volunteers act as drivers and runners for Kosher Meals on Wheels, friendly visitors, shoppers for our Kosher Food Pantry and assist with preparing and delivering holiday gift projects to the homebound. Volunteers who deliver the meals are interviewed and screened by Jewish Family Service. These volunteers not only bring a nutritious meal to your home, but also provide a friendly greeting and an important safety check for each individual who receives a meal.
A Message from Nancy Post
Born and raised in Scranton I’ve lived here all my life raising 2 children with my husband at our home in Green Ridge. I retired in 2019 after more than 20 years with Voluntary Action Center, most recently as Director of Volunteer Initiatives.
Volunteering is in my DNA. I have early memories of my mother volunteering at the Pine Cupboard Snack Bar at CMC as a Junior League member and both my parents volunteering extensively at church. When I joined the Jr. League of Scranton years ago, volunteering also became an important part of my life and taught me the importance and the reward of community involvement.
I have volunteered for a wide variety of organizations including Robert Dale Chorale Board member, Literacy volunteer, co-chair of Race for the Cure, co-chair of Santa’s Holiday World, Abington Library, church boards and committees. After spending much of my professional life working with seniors and senior volunteers; I’ve become very concerned with the issue of senior isolation. I was aware of the excellent senior programs and leadership at JFS and joined their volunteer program just as COVID intervened. It was suggested that I put my efforts to telephone “visiting”. These calls quickly became another layer of safety and support to homebound elderly.
I am thankful to have had the opportunity to help during this time of need. Every time I speak with my “person” it is a reward in itself and I hope to begin in-person visits soon!