Current Volunteer Opportunities

Know Before You Go!

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate
  • UUCSJ requires that all volunteers have or will have health insurance that will cover them in the volunteer location
  • UUCSJ does not have funding available to assist volunteers when traveling to and from volunteer locations, nor for self-support while at the volunteer site (e.g. internal transportation, food, medical needs)
  • For many locations, UUCSJ requires that all volunteers have received a tetanus shot within 9 months of the volunteer opportunity

Join the Volunteer Team

UUCSJ is recruiting a team of passionate volunteers to be among the first to know when new volunteer opportunities arise throughout the year.

Click the button to fill out an Interest Form and stay in touch!

Current Opportunities

FM4 Paso Libre
Click here to volunteer with FM4 Paso Libre

FM4 Paso Libre is a non-profit organization that works to defend and promote the human rights of migrants and refugees in the west part of Mexico through comprehensive support, advocacy and research. Activists, academics, students, professionals, religious people, fathers and mothers, form FM4 Paso Libre’s large team. They contribute with their experience and their work so that the journey of migrants and refugees is more dignified and just. Their main activities consist of: humanitarian aid, legal and comprehensive support, advocacy, research, and community work.

Learn more about the organization here.

FM4 Paso Libre is looking for volunteers who share their values of solidarity, dignity, respect, justice, commitment, interculturality, and human rights – and are enthusiastic about spending time in Guadalajara to support their work.

  • Volunteer Skills Needed – No specific skills are needed; however, volunteers must have an intermediate level or higher level of Spanish
  • Time Commitment – Minimum of one month of service
  • Housing and Transportation – Volunteers are housed at the shelter (gendered floors) where the majority of work is performed. Any transportation outside of the shelter and organizational area is the responsibility of the volunteer. There is a strict evening curfew at the shelter to keep all tenants safe.

Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights [GLAHR]
Click here to volunteer with GLAHR

GLAHR is a grassroots organization founded in 2001 to educate, organize, and empower Latinos in Georgia to defend and advance their civil and human rights. The organization has 19 chapters throughout the state that work to increase community participation, in low income and undocumented communities, in the fight for human rights. In order to advance social justice, GLAHR believes in fostering meaningful collaboration between local leaders and community organizations.

Volunteers must have a passion for migrant justice and basic knowledge of social, economic, and political issues facing immigrant and undocumented communities in the state of Georgia.

  • Volunteer Skills Needed – Website design, Grant writing, Volunteer doesn’t have to be bilingual English/Spanish, but can be helpful
  • Time Commitment – Minimum of 20 hours of service
  • Housing and Transportation – Not provided

Check them out on Facebook, YouTube and Flickr!

The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)
Click here to volunteer with MuslimARC

The Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative (MuslimARC), founded in 2014, is a faith-based human rights education organization that has provided comprehensive resources on racial justice, as well as led racial justice trainings to over 12,000 people, plus millions more through online networks. Their goals are to create learning spaces that foster racial equity, connect people to build a multi-racial network, and cultivate solutions to advance and amplify racial equity. The organization works with Muslim and allied communities, as well as with interfaith and multiracial coalitions, to build capacity around the intersections of systemic racism and Islamophobia.

Read more about MuslimARC here!

MuslimARC is looking for volunteers of all faiths (or none at all) who share their values of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity. Specific roles may focus on research and curriculum development for MuslimARC’s education and training services.

  • Volunteer Skills Needed – Training will be provided to all volunteers. No specific skills are needed; however, experience with anti-racism work would be helpful.
  • Time Commitment – Minimum of 10-15 hours of service
  • Housing and Transportation – Volunteers are able to work in areas where MuslimARC staff are located: Detroit and Southern California. The is also the option for volunteers to be virtual. Housing and transportation are not provided.

Check them out on Facebook, InstagramYouTube and Twitter!

Click here to volunteer with RAICES

RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) provides free and low-cost education to underserved immigrant families, children, and refugees in Central and South Texas. Many of these families are fleeing violence from their home countries in Central America.

Learn more about the organization here.

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at and 617-301-4303