Opportunity Details

Immigrant & Refugee Services, Family Services
Families, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+

URGENT: Migrant Shelter Courier

As part of the San Diego Rapid Relief Network (SDRRN), Jewish Family Service (JFS) provides on-going services to help transition individuals and families who are seeking Asylum in the United States. These services are in response to the immediate needs of newly arrived migrants, it aims to help them reach their sponsors in other parts of the country. With ankle monitors and notices to appear in court, as many as 30-40 families a day are arriving in need of food, shelter, and medical care. With their partners in the SDRRN, JFS is able to meet the needs of these families and provide them multiple services to assist in their journey ahead. 

Based on the current COVID-19 pandemic, asylum seekers released by the government stay in individual hotel rooms for their short stay instead of joining other families in a congregant living setting at a shelter. In partnership with the SDRRN, JFS will continue to provide case management, travel assistance, nutrition services, medical screenings, and financial support for migrant families.

Shelter couriers assist with packing and delivering food, hygiene items, clothing, or other resources at JFS's home base then delivering them outside hotel doors (contactless). This ensures that the families get the resources they need while in JFS's care.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Signing up: Express interest here or create an account on JFS's Galaxy Digital site


  • Answer JFS's health screening questions prior to your shift.

  • Wear PPE (masks and gloves) for the duration of your shift.​

  • Pack and prepare hygiene and meal bags at our shelter.

  • Pick up meals or items from JFS location.

  • Deliver bags to the doorstep of each client at their respective hotel, must be able to climb stairs.


  • Willingness to transport food in personal vehicle.

  • Willingness to pack food and hygiene bags at our shelter.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must pass driver's training.

  • Punctuality.

  • Ability to carry up to 30 pounds.

  • Ability to walk up stairs or use elevator. 

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours, daily shifts: 9:00am-1:00pm, 4:00pm-6:00pm, 5:30pm-8:00pm, 7:00pm-9:00pm

About Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego.

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2021

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