LJW is a voluntary service organisation that provides help wherever it is needed, within both the Jewish and the wider community.
LJW members are organised in local groups who meet regularly for social events and arrange their voluntary service. Some groups meet during the day and others in the evening. There are groups for younger women and one specifically for younger women on their own.
Voluntary work ranges from hospital and home visits to working in prisons, running day centres for older people. Many members also work in schools, baby clinics and contact centres. The type of work members do is as varied as the members themselves and much of it is organised locally.