How You Can Help

HIAS and our local partners are always looking for dedicated volunteers to take part in the refugee resettlement and integration processes. Volunteers play a key role in helping refugees establish new lives in the United States.

Some ways you can help:

  • Teach English at an ESL Class.

  • Drive refugees to doctor appointments and job interviews.

  • Help write and edit resumes and employment applications.

  • Work on immersion activities with refugee families—this could include going food shopping or to a park, movie theater, or mall with a refugee.

  • Assist refugee children with schoolwork.

  • Donate goods and materials to refugees in your area—new or gently used furniture, beds, cooking utensils, clothing, shoes, and other everyday items are always appreciated.

Email us to learn how to connect with HIAS affiliate agencies in your area or for more information about service opportunities to assist immigrants and refugees in need.