Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HIAS Pennsylvania. We look forward to working with you!


Already a volunteer?

Log in to the volunteer portal to track hours and access our volunteer handbook.

Looking to join us a volunteer?

Thank you for your interest in joining HIAS PA as a volunteer.  Our volunteers' support is crucial to the work we do.  Please read below about the different categories of volunteers and the steps required to become a volunteer with HIAS PA.

Social Service Volunteers

From appointment accompaniment and childcare to ESL tutoring and job mentorship, volunteers support many aspects of our general agency programming. Folks interested in volunteering in this sector must complete the following steps before volunteering.

1. Learn about our current social service 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 for a volunteer database profile. 

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

Interpretation/Translation Services

HIAS PA staff often need language interpretation to aid with appointments. Specifically looking for Arabic, Swahili, Spanish, Nepali, Tigrinya, Russian, and Filipino speakers.  Apply here.

We are also recruiting fluent/advanced Spanish speakers to assist with our front desk and phone calls. Apply here.

Pro Bono Opportunities

HIAS PA encourages professionals to use their expertise to enhance programming. Specific openings require qualifications.

Fellowships and Internships

Students interested in interning with HIAS Pennsylvania's legal program or refugee resettlement team should email their most recent resume and cover letter to community@hiaspa.org.


  • We require all volunteers to be respectful and non-judgmental of all cultures and races.
  • Many opportunities include working with children, which according to Pennsylvania law requires that you complete a background check.
  • Most of our opportunities are during the work day (9am-5pm).

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