Volunteers

SLIDESHOW: In Front of U.S. Capitol, Advocates Call for a Sweet New Year for Refugees

Sep 15, 2017

More than 50 young professionals from across the Washington D.C. area gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol.

In the Bay Area, Fiddler on the Roof Raises Money for Refugees

Sep 12, 2017

Matching the story of the Jewish village of Anatevka with the 136-year-old global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees was a no-brainer.

At Muslim-Owned Brooklyn Deli, Breaking Bread to Support Refugees

Aug 14, 2017

“It's always easier to understand the unfamiliar when you sit down and break bread together.”

Washington-Area Congregations Forge Partnerships To Support Refugees

Jul 31, 2017

“Before we would sit around and talk about who we are and what we stand for. Now we have been able to act.”

The Sister I Never Had Is A Syrian Refugee

Jul 12, 2017

We studied, we planned and we explored how we could help a Syrian family. What I could not envision was how they would help me.

Synagogue Volunteers Join Forces With U.S. Veterans to Help Refugee Family

Jul 03, 2017

“As veterans, we aren't in the habit of waiting for someone else to get the job done. When we see someone who has put it all on the line for our country, we want to do everything we can to help them.”

Going the Distance for Refugees. Literally.

Jun 14, 2017

Melinda Menzer, an English professor at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, swam 9.2 miles in the Tennessee River on Sunday, June 4 to raise money for HIAS.
Volunteers help move furniture for newly arrived refugees in Toledo, Ohio.

For National Volunteer Week, Recognizing Those Helping Refugees

Apr 28, 2017

In honor of National Volunteer Week—a special opportunity each year to thank volunteers who lend themselves to support causes they care about—HIAS is recognizing some of the incredible people sharing their time and talent.

From Credit Cards to Savings Accounts, Refugees Learn Financial Savvy from JFS Volunteers

Apr 19, 2017

“It seemed tailor-made, to do something that I would really enjoy and I could add value to,” said Fisher, who holds an MBA and a degree in accounting. “I thought it would be fun, and also very, very worthwhile.”

Attorney Alan Lipsitz: Why I Volunteer with HIAS

Apr 06, 2017

Since joining the HIAS pro-bono legal program last fall, volunteer attorney Alan Lipsitz has been putting his skills to work for asylum seekers in both Washington, D.C. and New York. HIAS attorneys introduced Lipsitz to the intricacies of asylum law, matched him with clients in need of legal assistance and provided guidance and oversight throughout the case.

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