Make a meaningful difference in the lives of others (and your own!) by volunteering at JVS. Share your skills with the JVS community and help welcome and engage all members of our community. Volunteer involvement ensures JVS can continue to provide many necessary services to our clients.

JVS volunteer opportunities are typically:

  • Monday – Friday
  • Between 8:30 am-4 pm
  • As few or as many hours (as frequently or infrequently) as per a volunteer’s availability

Weekends and extended hours are available by appointment.
For group service opportunities and ideas, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Become a Volunteer

Become a JVS Volunteer! Please fill out our Volunteer Application!

To schedule an appointment or find out more details, please contact JVS Volunteer Coordinator at

Volunteer Opportunities and Sign UP

November and December Volunteer Opportunities

House To Home Volunteer Team

Organize a Team to Volunteer and become a part of our House to Home Volunteer Team, welcoming new arrivals to our community! This is a regular group of volunteers who are part of setting up homes and creating the first experiences of hospitality and welcoming  that a refugee will encounter when they first arrive in the U.S.

House to Home Teams can be made of community, business, or faith groups that support a refugee family during their initial resettlement in Kansas City. Building a House to Home Team is an enriching experience that benefits recently arrived refugees.

To learn more and start the application process of becoming a House to Home Volunteer team contact!

Youth Mentoring Program

Through the Youth Mentor Program, JVS matches refugee youth ages 15-24 with mentors who support them in their academic and vocational goals and help them to thrive. Fill out the volunteer application and the Youth Mentor Program Questionnaire if interested.

Commitment: 6 month to 1 year commitment with weekly check ins for the school year, as well as monthly group meetings.

Clothing Closet & Warehouse Organization

Help JVS provide much-needed items to our clients by sorting clothing donations in our clothing closet or household items at our warehouse.
Commitment: Service opportunities may be one time or recurrent, and are available at the JVS main office or warehouse.

Diaper Distribution – Happy Bottoms

JVS partners with Happy Bottoms to distribute diapers each month to alleviate diaper need, resulting in improved mental/physical health and financial stability of the family.
Commitment: Serve for a two-hour shift on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 8:30 AM and 4 PM; May be one time or recurrent.

Become a JVS Volunteer! Please fill out our Volunteer Application and our team will get back regarding next steps.


Thank you for your gift to JVS. You make our work possible.