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.

JFS has a variety of opportunities for volunteers to support our work with New Americans. From appointment accompaniment to English conversation practice and mentorship, volunteers play an important role in supporting JFS staff and our clients. We invite you to join our team and experience it for yourself!

To volunteer with JFS, please complete the following steps:

  1. Learn about our current opportunities! Note that these opportunities change throughout the year according to our needs, so if there is something you'd hope to see here, we still encourage you to take the next steps.

  2. Sign up to volunteer with JFS (you will be asked to fill out an online volunteer profile).

  3. Attend a New Volunteer Information Session, offered monthly.

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.