PAL- Atlanta's Only Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister Program

A PAL makes a world of difference! PAL volunteers- Big PALs- offer one-on-one mentor relationships for children ages 5 to 17 who could use some extra time with a trusted adult. Through activities that are fun, diverse and low-cost or free, a PAL volunteer becomes a mentor to their Little PAL, an experience that will forever change both their lives.

Make an impact

Enrich the life of a child and bring further meaning into your own. Being a Big PAL is about offering a little of yourself to a child: a little time, a little laughter, a little thoughtfulness and a little care. As a Big PAL, you become a role model and more by empowering a child through a strong, unconditional friendship. This friendship helps them develop confidence, self-esteem and a Jewish identity.

Take your Little PAL to a Braves game. Play at Piedmont Park. Chow down on a pizza. You decide. It's that easy. The best part is that you're building a strong relationship that will endure for years to come - and creating special moments - just by having fun. 

Ready to be someone's PAL?

It's easy, it's fun, and it's rewarding. Intrigued? We're ready for you! Learn More >

What is VIA?

Volunteers in Action is the Young Professionals Volunteer Corps of Jewish Family & Career Services. Our mission is to engage, unite and inspire young professionals through community service. VIA provides volunteers with monthly community service projects that benefit individuals throughout the greater Atlanta area as well as within the JF&CS community. VIA strives to make a great impact in whatever we do, and we are looking for volunteers who are passionate about service. Meet other volunteers who share the same interests of doing community service and having fun VIA JF&CS!

VIA is for young Jewish professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. The population the group serves varies, depending on the projects we are doing that benefit JF&CS or the community.

  • Community Service Projects: Give back to your community by organizing volunteer opportunities
  • Events: Plan and promote annual events sponsored by JF&CS, including Havinagala, Mitzvah Day,  and The Tasting.
  • Programming: Create programming for young professionals around JF&CS services, such as networking events
  • Development: Strategize sponsorships, fundraising and new giving strategy’s for young donors
  • Tritt Leadership Progra