Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)


(617) 399-3131 for general information


Empower individuals from diverse communities to find employment and build careers, and to partner with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces. Founded in 1938, JVS delivers a broad range of educational and vocational services to over 20,000 clients annually to help them and their families reach financial independence.


JVS Main Office
29 Winter St., Suite 500,
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Key Partners: 

Career Moves, CJP, Connections, Jewish Women's Career Network, Pensioner ESOL Program, Yesodot

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

For JVS Programs, see here. You can help JVS assist people as they gain education and skills for employment and job advancement. Volunteer opportunities are available at the JVS Downtown offices, as well as our satellite locations in Brighton, Brockton, East Boston, Hyde Park, and Roslindale. Mentoring Become a resource for people new to their careers. Experienced professionals can also provide targeted support to individuals seeking to develop their careers. Tutoring Provide individualized attention for students in any of our classes. Job Preparation and Search Assistance Help individuals with interview practice, on-line job research, and newspaper add searches. Support JVS Operations Provide JVS administrative offices with project support or help with one of our specialized programs. Current Volunteer Opportunities

Key Programs Offered: 

Job search training, educational testing, career counseling, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, GED classes, Adult Basic Literacy and Adult Diploma Program instruction, support for entry-level workers, microenterprise training, and financial assistance.

Also (or Previously) Known As...: 

Jewish Vocational Services