Get Involved

With your support, we continue to help people solve problems and strengthen families in our own community.

Join us in our commitment to heal and repair the world–one person at a time. Whether you choose to volunteer or support our work with your donations, we invite you to partner with us to help uplift the vulnerable and often invisible people in our communities in a respectful and meaningful way that honors their worthiness and sanctity as human beings. 

Volunteer support is crucial to our work and the long-term success and wellness of our community.  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! Click here for Internship Opportunties.

Since its inception in 1898, JFS has been a nationally recognized leader in refugee resettlement.  Volunteer to help welcome refugees.

Join the JFS Legacy Society
Experience the joy of your legacy, now! Use your will or other estate planning vehicles to leave a lasting impact in our community that is most meaningful to you. Donating a planned gift to JFS allows you to strengthen and build valuable programs that ensure quality of life in Western Massachusetts for the Jewish community, the community at-large, and around the world for generations to come. Click here to learn more.

Tribute Gifts
Do good and feel good by making a donation to JFS in honor or memory of a loved one. Recognize a significant life event, from birthdays and graduations to recovery from illness, or just to say “thinking of you” with a gift to JFS.  Your family member or friend will receive a special acknowledgement card with your personal message.

With your support, we will continue to help people solve problems and strengthen families that need help in our own community.

Under the guidance of its strong Board of Directors, JFS maintains a balanced budget with disciplined financial leadership meticulously monitoring every penny we receive from any source.  For every dollar you contribute, 91 cents goes to direct services!

Donate Goods
When you donate new or gently used items to JFS, you are helping refugees to feel welcome and at home! The impact of these donations is immeasurable. Your donations are not only helping to furnish apartments for newly arriving families, you are helping these families know there is a support system here for them, with a community that came together to create homes for them prior to their arrival.

Thanks for considering a gift to JFS!


For more information, please contact James Greene, CEO at 413-737-2601 or

Thank you for your interest to get involved!
Acknowledge someone special in your life with a gift to JFS. Our new tribute card features a drawing by Monika Rai, a talented refugee youth in our New American Program.