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

Click on the links to learn about volunteer positions 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.

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.

Temporary Refugee Housing: Accepting New Applicants!

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.

Refugee Resettlement Team Volunteer positions

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

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: Contact Dana before starting a donation drive. Interested in fundraising? Also contact Dana.

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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