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

Are You Syrious?
Click here to volunteer with Are You Syrious

Are You Syrious (AYS), founded in 2015, began as a civil initiative of first responders supporting refugees on the Balkan route and has quickly grown to a professional NGO with approximately 200 volunteers around the world. AYS mobilizes activists and volunteers in Croatia and beyond for a variety of roles from language instruction to public advocacy. Their goals are to support the arriving and resettling of migrants and refugees resettling in Croatia, and educate the public on harmful laws that trigger violence or encourage apathy towards vulnerable populations. 

AYS has a variety of volunteer roles to help strengthen their capacity and advocacy in Croatia. Interested participants should have a passion for humanitarian aid, willing to take on a variety of tasks at unpredictable hours, and be respectful of the rights and dignity of vulnerable populations. Volunteers must also have the capacity to cope with high stress situations and work with groups who have experienced extreme trauma.

  • Volunteer Skills Needed – No specific skills are needed; but Arabic or Persian language skills would be an asset.
  • Time Commitment – Minimum of three months of service
  • Housing and TransportationNot provided, but AYS is willing to support in securing housing

Learn more about Are You Syrious on Facebook and Medium.

Asylum Protection Center 
Click here to volunteer with the Asylum Protection Center

The Asylum Protection Center (APC/CZA), founded in 2007, is the first organization in Serbia founded to provide legal, psychological, social and integration support to asylum seekers, migrants and refugees across the whole Serbia. With four offices and mobile teams, APC/CZA is providing comprehensive support to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. APC/CZA daily collaborates with stakeholders, national and local institutions. APC/CZA has strong volunteer network across Serbia. APC/CZA has strong media presence and actively advocate on  issues related to refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers, including legal challenges surrounding the issue of migrant justice.

APC is looking for volunteers passionate for providing information, support and humanitarian aid and are free of prejudice towards people of other nationalities, faith, gender identity, and ethnic background.

  • Volunteer Skills Needed – No specific skills are needed; however, volunteers with a particular expertise could be asked to support with translation and language instruction, legal support, curriculum development, psychological counseling, event planning, marketing, and research.
  • Time Commitment – Minimum of one month of service
  • Housing and Transportation – Not provided.

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!

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