Volunteers and interns work with Immigration Program Caseworkers to directly assist clients with the processing and filing of applications for citizenship, lawful permanent residence, family reunification, affidavits of relationship, and other immigration petitions necessary to receive legal residency in the United States and reunite family members. This position reports to the Immigration Coordinator.

**Virtual opportunties are available**

COMMITMENT

Volunteer: Minimum 8 hours a week for at least 4 full months

Intern: Minimum 15 hours a week for at least 4 full months or 240 hours total

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

o Conduct intake and complete necessary pre-work for new clients 

o Assist with community outreach to refugee and immigrant population

o Prepare applications during workshops on behalf of clients for submission to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

o Conduct follow-up, including written and telephone communication with USCIS, and assist in preparing responses to requests for further evidence and inquiries

o Maintain case files by copying, faxing, and inputting information in immigration case management database

o Notify clients of USCIS interviews and ensure they have immunization records, photos, and other required documents prepared for the interview

o Assist with projects and administrative duties as assigned by the Immigration Program Caseworkers

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

o All volunteers and interns must be 18+ years of age and clear a background check

o Minimum of 2 years of completed undergraduate experience

o Reliable with a strong attention to timeliness, detail, and organization

o Excellent communication skills (both interpersonal and with supervisors)

o Have a strong sense of personal initiative and can work independently in a fast-paced environment

o Computer literacy with PC systems

o Fluency in Dari/Farsi, Spanish, Amharic, Tigrinya, or Vietnamese strongly preferred but not required

 

REWARDS

o Gain familiarity in cross-cultural training techniques

o Gain skills in the immigration and naturalization process

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Apply: https://rescueglobal.secure.force.com/volunteer/   
  2. Complete a phone screening with the Volunteer Coordination Team
  3. Complete your Department Interview with department(s) of interest scheduled using the link in Step 2
  4. Pass a background check ($40 fee)
  5. Complete orientation and submit requested paperwork
  6. Begin your service!