Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.