JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services

We are now accepting new applications for volunteers. Once you complete an application, please know that follow-up will happen within 1-3 weeks. We appreciate your patience as we work to assess the needs of our clients and the opportunities for volunteers

Some ways to make a difference right now:

  • Contribute to our United Way Fundraising Campaign, which will be distributed between our organization and AJAPO, as we are the two local resettlement agencies responsible for the incoming Afghan refugees. This money will go directly to new families to cover necessary expenses as they arrive. Donate here. If you want to designate a more specific contribution to help pay rent or buy school supplies, please contact Rebecca Remson, Director of JFCS Development and Communications at   rremson@jfcspgh.org.  

  • Make in-kind donations by going to this link. There is where we’ll list opportunities to donate items for specific families or collect other necessary items on an ongoing basis for future arrivals.

  • Write a welcome letter to incoming Afghan refugee families   that will be compiled with other letters from across the city into a book for each family. When the book is complete, we will send you a PDF copy to your inbox! Write your letter here.


For any questions, email volunteers@jfcspgh.org.