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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. Volunteer orientations will resume in 2018, so check back for updated information!

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


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.

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.

Call your elected officials to let them know that refugees are welcome!

Now it is critical that elected officials know that refugees and immigrants are welcome in New Jersey. Here are three ways you can help:
1. Call 1-866-961-4293 to be connected to your congressional representatives. Visit for information on talking points and tips.

2. Write an email to the White House sharing your support:

3. Follow CWS Jersey City and CWS Immigration and Refugee Program on Facebook to receive up-to-date information and action alerts. SHARE with friends and family on social media that you support refugees and immigrants!

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