Quarterly Newsletter


  • July is Disability Pride Month & Mental Health Awareness Month
  • August is National Immunization Awareness & Black Business Month
  • September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month


Backpack Events

The Rashi School- Dedham

Framingham Public Library

Wellesley Free Library

Click here to Register!

Pop Up Events at Harmony Grove

Thursday, July 20th

Tuesday, July 25th

From 4pm-6pm

Pop Up Events

Sunday, August 20th

from 12pm-4pm

at Mary Dennison Park in Framingham

(Rain date August 27th)

Saturday, August 26th

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with JFS or for the Pop Up Events, please contact IJ to learn more!

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  • Joseph Acquah
  • Sue Cahill
  • Nathalie deFontnouvelle
  • Nancy Deutsch
  • Valerie McGrath
  • Susan Philips-Gray
  • Jonathan Ramin
  • Alex Rose
  • Mel Sagan
  • Barbara Sands
  • Jeffrey Sands
  • Michael Svidrun
  • Svetlana Vashkevich

Reminders for Volunteers:

  • If you are working with older adults, be aware that older adults are particularly affected by the heat and to bring any concerns to program supervisors.

  • If part of your volunteering with JFS requires to turn in feedback or an after-action form, please do so in a timely manner! So, we can make the programs better for the future!

Volunteer Awards at the JFS Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the JFS Annual Meeting in June!

On June 12th, JFS held its Annual meeting, during which volunteers and staff were recognized for their dedication to the work of the agency and business was conducted, including the installation of seven new board members.

Congratulations to all of the awardees for being selected for these incredible awards!

JFS CEO, Lino Covarrubias, acknowledged the following volunteers with the CEO's Roll Up the Sleeves Award:

Jane Cohn, Paul and Maris Feinstein, and Wendy Heineman.

Board Member, Debbie Gotbetter, presented the Community Humanitarian Award to Michael Gilman.

Read the Annual Meeting Blog to learn more!

New Volunteer Role: The Social Connectors

A new volunteer role in the Family Assistance Network (FAN) designed to cultivate friendships and combat social isolation but in a remote capacity. Trained volunteers are matched with older adults in the FAN community and the volunteer "connectors" provide social support by performing social and wellness checks virtually. This work supports the work of case managers by identifying client needs, which can include areas of concrete assistance as well as emotional and medical concerns. Volunteers then report needs and concerns to case managers, who provide the necessary follow-up.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering with our Social Connectors Program, please contact IJ to learn more!

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Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social

We want to thank all of the volunteers who came to our Ice Cream Social! It was an incredible event celebrating all the amazing work you all do!

JFS would also like to thank Rev. Debbie Clark of Open Spirit for letting us use their amazing location to host our Ice Cream Social!

Take a look at some photos from the Volunteer Ice Cream Social Below!

Ijeoma Anyanwu (IJ)

The Director of Volunteer Services.

Mandy Fleming

Administrative Specialist for Development and Volunteer Services

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