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Volunteer Services

Would you like to make a difference in our community? JABA can connect you to meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout our area. The choices are as varied as each individual. You can play music or help with crafts at one of our many centers, mentor a child through our FISH (Friends In School Helping) program or connect with seniors through our Neighbor-to-Neighbor program. JABA's volunteers find purpose as they offer their talents and compassion to fill vital community needs. Check out our Immediate Needs for the positions we’re recruiting for now.


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Become a Volunteer Today!

It’s easy to get started—Sign up online right now! Our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you to schedule an interview and orientation. We are here to support you as you embark on a path of volunteerism. You can also contact us directly at 434-817-5226 or And be sure to check out our Immediate Volunteer Needs, which are regularly updated.
How can you engage as a JABA volunteer? Read these descriptions below:
  • Neighbor to Neighbor - Give a homebound senior peace of mind and help make life more meaningful. You’ll be introduced to a senior in your community who has requested neighborly support such as social visits, light home upkeep, or transportation assistance. Volunteers commit to visiting approximately one hour each week. 
  • Resident Advocate - Be a voice for those in Nursing or Assisted Living facilities.  JABA is seeking empathetic, diplomatic, assertive, and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen. As an ombudsman, you’ll work to ensure residents’ rights are being protected and helping residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone. 
  • Insurance Counseling - JABA Insurance Counselors go from zero to hero, helping people enroll in insurance plans and put money back in their pocket. Last year, our Insurance Counselors served more than 1,200 people, saving them nearly $1,000,000! Serve year round, or during Open Enrollment (October-December) to help people choose a Medicare prescription drug plan. We'll train you & provide support every step of the way.  
  • Friends in Schools Helping – FISH is JABA's signature intergenerational program matching community residents with students in local public schools to help them succeed. Mentor, read to or engage with our youngest citizens and create a long lasting ripple effect that carries forward through that child’s entire life. Volunteers commit to serving one hour per week for the duration of at least one school year (September-May).
  • Community Senior Centers and Adult Care Centers - Make a difference doing what you love! Join us at one of JABA’s Community Senior Centers. Lead a light exercise class, share some basic computer tips, instruct knitting, give a cooking demonstration, call out BINGO, help with organizational tasks and more—opportunities abound to enrich your life in as little as 30 minutes each month. 
  • Behind-the-Scenes - Contribute your skills to help advance JABA’s mission. From data entry to program management, contact us to learn how you can support JABA’s evolving programs.   
  • Twice is Nice Upscale Resale Boutique - Are you active and task-oriented? Twice is Nice needs volunteers to tag, hang, and steam gently used clothing items so they are ready to be displayed and sold in the store. Volunteers serve at least two hours each week during their assigned shift. Proceeds from the store benefit JABA’s Mountainside Senior Living Community. Be the first to see the amazing donations that arrive daily! 
  • Volunteer Groups - JABA Senior Centers and Adult Care Centers welcome volunteer groups who are interested in leading an activity or providing musical entertainment. Get started by filling in a Group Volunteer Form
  • Internship Opportunities – are you a high school student, college student, or recent graduate looking to gain real world experience and contribute in a meaningful way? There are a few internship opportunities available to qualified candidates. Contact for more information. 


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