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US/Mexico Border Volunteer Needs

Volunteer Opportunities to Support Asylum Seekers on US/Mexico Border

  • HIASone of the oldest NGOs working to support refugees, was founded in 1881 as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.  HIAS helps refugees escape persecution and resettle in safety; reuniting families who have been separated; and helping them build new lives in safety and freedom. HIAS continues to resettle the most vulnerable refugees of all faiths and ethnicities from all over the world. They facilitate the application process for the most vulnerable refugees who can be resettled. 
  • HIAS is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers to screen asylum seekers over the phone for potential representation in the US-Mexico Border of El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. You do not have to be an attorney or have prior experience, as HIAS will provide training. They are also looking for remote volunteers to translate documents for asylum seekers in Ciudad Juarez. Interested individuals should fill out this application form to participate.
  • Respond Crisis Translation are a group of language experts, Google Translate marketers, professional interpreters, project managers, and curriculum designers who are passionate about the intersection of immigrant justice and language democracy. They do pro bono translations for ASAPRAICESAl Otro LadoFlorence ProjectSan Francisco Foundation, as well as smaller collectives and independent attorneys and asylum seekers. People interested in being involved as a volunteer translator can see their website and sign up here to volunteer
  • In addition, Lawyers For Good Government - Proyecto Corazon has remote legal volunteer opportunities at the border. Attorneys, can also sign up for volunteer opportunities on or through the Immigration Justice Campaign.