Mentor a refugee youth!

This is a great opportunity to step into a young person's life at a crucial time of development. The LIFE Mentoring Program for Refugee Youth brings youth and adults together to build intercultural relationships and connect young refugees with career and college information, resources, and possibilities! Click here to learn about this program, and to better understand the goals, role of the mentor, time commitment, and support you can expect as a valuable JFS volunteer. To begin the application process click here. For more information contact Farana Samad, f.samad@jfswm.org, (413) 453-4953.

Click here for Resource List for Mentors.

Support our work in Western Massachusetts! Volunteer support is crucial to our work and the long-term success and wellness of our community. 

Join us as a volunteer!

From appointment accompaniment to English conversation practice, elder visitation, and job mentorship, volunteers play an important role in supporting JFS staff and our clients. We invite you to join our team and experience it for yourself!

To volunteer with JFS, please complete the following steps:

  1. Learn about our current opportunities! Note that these opportunities change throughout the year according to our needs, so if there is something you'd hope to see here, we still encourage you to take the next steps.

  2. Sign up to volunteer with JFS (you will be asked to fill out an online volunteer profile).

  3. Attend a New Volunteer Information Session, offered monthly.

Already a volunteer?

Log in to the volunteer portal to track hours and access volunteer documents.


For more information contact 413.737.2601 or info@jfswm.org.