Meet Our Volunteers

Eva Derby brings creative holidays to older adults and more

When Eva Derby and her husband, Albert, moved to the Lehigh Valley four years ago, Eva asked herself what she liked to do. The retired counselor came up with two answers:  helping people and grocery shopping. So, her first volunteer position at JFS assisting clients at the Community Food Pa…

Volunteer Works with Wawa to Help Fill Food Pantry Shelves

Every Tuesday, volunteer Aaron Berger picks up food from Wawa in Allentown. He delivers it to the JFS Community Food Pantry, and helps stock the shelves with the new acquisitions.

“I have always enjoyed helping others and doing community service,” Berger said while contemplating his vol…

445 Rides Later, Bobbie is Still Dedicated to Driving Older Adult Clients

Bobbie Rudolph has been a driver for The GO Program for three years and has provided 445 rides to older adults.

When Bobbie faced unexpected early retirement, she was looking for something to do, and found inspiration in a letter from JFS. The letter stated that they were offering three fr…

Meet Mary and Lenora, dedicated Food Pantry volunteers

Mary has been volunteering at JFS’s Community Food Pantry for several years, stocking and organizing the food on the shelves as well as helping clients get the food they need for the upcoming month.

“So many nice people who are in need come in,” Mary said, adding that it was a “real…

Ron Segel Provides Companionship at Food Pantry

Ron Segel, a familiar face at Jewish Family Service over the years, has begun volunteering at the Food Pantry, where he interacts with clients and helps them make food choices. His favorite part of the job is meeting new clients and ensuring they get the food they want for the upcoming month…