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CWS volunteers help refugees with everything from navigating their new city to practicing for a job interview. If you are interested in volunteering with CWS, please complete a Volunteer Application and submit it to cwsjerseycity@cwsglobal.orgVolunteer Application CWS Jersey City

CWS Jersey City hosts regular volunteer orientations to provide an overview of the refugee resettlement program and to describe current volunteer needs. See below for upcoming orientation opportunities.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations
October 19th, 6:00 PM RSVP
November 2nd, 6:00 PM RSVP
Orientations are held at CWS Jersey City. If you are arriving later than 6 PM for an orientation please let us know so we can notify building security. Space is limited, so please RSVP.

Most individual volunteer opportunities are during business hours. All volunteers are required to go through a screening and interview process that includes a background check.

CWS receives many requests, so we apologize in advance if there is a delay in our response.


See our Wish List on Amazon for items we are currently accepting. Due to the decrease in refugee arrivals, CWS Jersey City is not accepting donations of items such as furniture or household items. Financial donations or gift cards are always welcome. Thank you!

Current volunteers

CWS Jersey City greatly appreciates how much work volunteers do to help make refugees welcome in their community. In order to capture the efforts of all of the volunteers in our community, we have created some simple forms.

  • Volunteer Hours lets us know how much time you have spent with a particular client or on a specific task. Volunteer time is valuable, and every effort helps!
  • Case Notes provide a way to communicate confidential information regarding an individual. CWS staff use this information to make sure refugee needs are met.

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