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Immigration Clinic Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing
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The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. In the U.S., the Immigration Program provides assistance with applications for family reunification, lawful permanent residency (green cards), DACA renewal, non-immigrant visas, travel documents and more.


Scope of Work

The International Rescue Committee’s office in Oakland is partnering with La Clinica Fruitvale to provide immigration consultation workshops to communities in need. These events are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 9am - 12pm. Spanish-speaking volunteer support is needed during these times to interpret for IRC's Accredited Representatives giving legal advice.



  • Assist immigration case managers with interpretation and translation
  • Assist in the general administration of these immigration workshops
  • Other duties as needed and assigned by immigration case managers



  • Volunteers will gain knowledge of USCIS policies and procedures by assisting with caseworkers' consultations at these workshops
  • Volunteers will gain knowledge of the types of immigration benefits available to refugees and immigrants and the steps involved in applying for these benefits.



  1. Must be available to volunteer during the workshops held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 9am - 12pm;
  2. Minimum 3 months commitment;
  3. Fluency in Spanish required;
  4. Excellent communication skills;
  5. Knowledge of refugee immigration beneficial, but not required.


How to Apply

Submit an online application here. For any questions, please contact Kayla.Ladd [at] rescue.org (subject: Immigration%20Volunteer%20) .

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