Thank you for your interest in volunteering with HIAS Pennsylvania. Due to the Executive Orders on Immigration, several of the below volunteer opportunities have been temporarily suspended or modified. If an opportunity you wanted is temporarily suspended keep clicking as another need that we have may work for you. There are still plenty of meaningful ways to engage with HIAS PA and we look forward to working with you! 

Click on the links to find out more about what we are seeking and how to apply. Dana Duncombe, Community Engagement Specialist, will get back to you within ten days to determine if your interests and capabilities are a good fit for the position.

In-Kind Donations

Unfortunately, we are not accepting in-kind donations at this moment. Learn more here.

Temporary Refugee Housing

There are times when we are unable to find housing before a refugee arrives and need a temporary space for them to stay while we work on getting them an apartment. If interested, find out more here. We are not currently accepting new applications for temporary housing. But, stay in the loop for when we start resettling again!

Opportunities for Teens

Opportunities for Adults Including Professionals and Retirees

Many opportunites include working with children, which according to Pennsylvania law requires that you do background checks. Click here for more information.

Refugee Resettlement Team Volunteer positions

All new volunteers must attend a Volunteer Information Session. Sign up here for the next information session!

Legal Team and General Volunteer Positions

Opportunities for Service Learning/Experiential Education in Professional Schools

Opportunities for Students in Professional Schools

Opportunities for Synagogues or other Groups

  • Donation drives: Not holding in-kind donation drives at this moment, but there are opportunities for holding a fundraiser.

We require all volunteers to be respectful and non-judgmental of all cultures and races. Volunteers working directly with refugee families and other tasks that involve in-depth, one-on-one relationships with children are asked to complete child abuse and criminal history clearances before beginning.

Don’t see a position that fits your skills/availability but still interested? Subscribe to our mailing list. We update positions as needed and might have something of interest to you in the future. 

Thanks again. We look forward to your assistance in helping us “welcome the stranger.”


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