Volunteer opportunities include

  • Mover/ apartment setup help

  • English as an Additional Language tutor

  • Transportation Guide (Learning the bus system)

  • Life skills mentor

  • First day of school helper

Please complete the application below to be added to the team. We will be in touch when needs and opportunities arise.


Click here to complete the volunteer application!


As of March 20, 2022

Tension Rods

Area Rugs

Twin bedding (true to size blankets, not throws)



Grocery Shopping Carts 

Rice Cookers

Tea Kettles (regular and electric)

Prayer Rugs 

Light bulbs (60 Watt)

Batteries ( Especially 9V)


Brooms/Dust Pans

Toilet brushes 


AM/FM Radio Alarm Clocks 

Dish Racks 

New Chef Knife Sets

Can Openers 


Mortar & Pestles

13 gallon waste baskets & bags

Small waste baskets & bags

Large serving bowls 

Mixing Bowls  

Baking Sheets  

Plastic Cutting Boards

Kitchen Utensil Sets 

Baking Dishes  

Laundry Drying Racks

Grocery Store Gift Cards




*Please note that we are NOT able to accept any items that are not on the list above.

*Please note that we are asking for these items to be new, unless otherwise specified.



Please contact us 48 hours in advance of your desired drop off date to make an appointment:


Drop-Off Appointment Hours:


Monday: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Contact Sierra at sjohnston@jfswny.org

(Jewish Family Services)


Tuesday: 11 AM-1 PM

Contact Kathy at kspillman@jersbuffalo.org

(Journey’s End)


Wednesday : 2 PM-4 PM

Contact Gloria at ghuerta@iibuff.org

(International Institute)

Thursday: 9 AM-11 AM

Contact Lauren at lauren.mye@ccwny.org

(Catholic Charities)


Drop-Off Location:

Tri-Main Center

2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214

Jewett Street Loading Dock


We are currently seeking both temporary and permanent housing for Afghan evacuees. Temporary housing is being used to shelter families immediately on arrival while permanent apartments are secured. We seek temporary housing that is available for at least 30 days and can house at least 4 people. Congregate housing such as hotels, motels are acceptable. Permanent apartments of all sizes are also being sought. All housing is preferably in the Buffalo metro area.


For more information please contact wnyrac@gmail.com.


Click here for more information on how to advocate for Afghan evacuees.