volunteer!

Experience the joy of helping us resettle refugees in Western Mass!

Your support of our efforts assures that they become self-supporting and contributing members of our community.

You can fulfill the tradition of welcoming the stranger.  Be a witness to freedom in action! 

English Language Tutor
Helping a family read, write and speak better English is crucial to their success in the U.S. Work with a family in their home to improve their English skills and help their children with homework.

Family Mentor
Do you want to help teach a refugee family about living in the U.S? Be their guide in their new home and connect them to vital community resources. Take your new family shopping, to a movie or out to the park. Take them to your local library and help them open a library card.

Citizenship Tutor
Do you want to help someone become a U.S. citizen? You can prepare individuals for the naturalization test by helping them study civics questions at home or in the classroom.

Refugees add a richness and vibrancy to  our community. They also bring a multitude of talents, educational experiences and a readiness to become involved in all aspects of community life.

Thank you for your inquiry to volunteer with JFS. At this time our volunteer program is full. However, if you would like to be kept on our prospective volunteer list, please complete the volunteer application and send it to jfswesternma@jfswm.org or 15 Lenox St., Springfield, MA 01108 att: Volunteer Coordinator. Your name will be added to our mailing list so you can stay updated about our programs and activities. We promise to be in touch soon.