Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Each year, over 350 people volunteer at JVS. Our volunteers have a great impact on the lives of thousands of people throughout the Greater Boston community. JVS offers a variety of volunteer opportunities at all of our locations.
Some of these opportunities include:
- ESOL Classroom Assistance
- Academic Services Tutoring
- Resume and Professional Development Assistance
- Community Outreach Assistance
For a complete list of current volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer Match page to learn more.
“I began volunteering at JVS to try and make a small difference in the lives of new English speakers. What unexpectedly happened over the next five years is that each of them made a huge difference in my life. Their drive, energy and determination motivated me every week to learn more and become a better teacher! And as an extra bonus- my fellow volunteers have been wonderful to get to know and work with.”
– Judy Ehrlich, ESOL Classroom Assistant Volunteer, pictured teaching above
Volunteer Opportunities for Groups:
Is your workplace or religious group looking to volunteer together? If so, JVS can accommodate groups up to 20 people at our downtown location and outreach events. These opportunities may include:
- ESOL classroom assistance
- Mock interview sessions
- Community outreach assistance in Boston immigrant communities
We are happy to work with you to create a customized volunteer opportunity tailored to your group!
Are you a college student seeking an internship? JVS partners with many local colleges to provide quality, hands-on internships. JVS interns work in programs throughout JVS, including Refugee Services, Academic Services, Business Services, and Marketing/Outreach programs, helping our clients find their pathway to economic success and financial independence. Read about some of our internship positions below and learn how you can apply for a fall, spring, and/or summer internship:
Adult Diploma Program:
English for Advancement Program:
MassHire Downtown Boston Career Center:
If you are interested in learning more about any of the above volunteer or intern opportunities, please contact:
Kimberly Sobrinho, Manager of Volunteer Resources