Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
Learn about volunteer positions and how to apply. 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. Already a volunteer? Sign in here to log hours, view current resources, and schedule your next volunteer day.
Refugee Resettlement Team Volunteer
From appointment accompaniment to childcare to after school programming to job search mentorship, volunteers enhance and supplement HIAS PA's Refugee Resettlement Team and general agency programming.
All new volunteers must attend a New Volunteer Information Session. Many opportunities include working with children, which according to Pennsylvania law requires that you complete a background check.
Sign up here for the next information session! This link will direct you to our volunteer database. Please create an account and then, you can sign up for the next information session!
HIAS PA staff often needs language interpretation for on-site and off-site appointments. Fluency in other languages is required. Specifically looking for Arabic, Swahili, Spanish, Nepali, and Tigrinya speakers.
Receptionist Volunteer: We only recruit fluent/advanced Spanish speakers to assist at our front desk and with phone calls.
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 email@example.com
Temporary Refugee Housing: Accepting New Applicants
There are times when we cannot find housing before a refugee arrives and need a temporary space for them to stay while we work on getting them an apartment. Find out more here.
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 some of interest to you in the future. We look forward to your assistance in helping us "welcome the stranger."