Get Involved! There’s a lot of work that goes mutual aid between asylum seekers and more established residents, and that means there’s lots of ways for people to get involved! You can support the work that we do as a network volunteer, a housing sponsor, or with a financial contribution.
Network Volunteer: All volunteers come to an orientation and training (~2 hrs) to learn about our organization, strategy and values. We run these monthly. If you’d like to get involved, please fill out this form, and then we’ll contact you about our next training dates:
Housing Sponsor: Newly arrived asylum seekers need housing, and often require a sponsor to help get out of detention. Sometimes, asylum seekers live with individuals and families in an extra bedroom in the house. Other times, various other arrangements are possible. Are you interested in this? Please fill out our housing sponsor form. We’ll contact you and discuss various ways we may be able to proceed:
Financial Contribution: You can donate to our project here.The Western Massachusetts Asylum Support Network is a project fiscally sponsored by the Peace Development Fund, based out of Amherst, Massachusetts. The Peace Development Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, through which all of our donations are made and which are tax-deductible.
Checks, made out to the Western Massachusetts Asylum Support Network may be mailed to:
The Peace Development Fund PO Box 1280 Amherst, MA 01004-1280 We are a volunteer run organization, and all of our donations go directly to aiding asylum seekers in the hard work of establishing a new life for themselves.
for bigger tables, against higher fences
The Western Massachusetts Asylum Support Network is a fiscally sponsored project of the Peace Development Fund