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Immigration Outreach Volunteer

Start date: Ongoing


Immigration Outreach volunteer(s) work with the Immigration Coordinator and Community Outreach Specialist to develop strategies in order to connect with the Bay Area immigrant population with a primary focus on providing Naturalization Services. The volunteer will be involved in identifying and establishing relationships with organizations and immigrant communities to assist individuals on their path to citizenship.


  • 15 – 30 hours per week
  • 3-6 months commitment



  • Coordinate with the Immigration Caseworker to create a strategic outreach plan
  • Identify immigrant communities within the greater Oakland area
  • Outreach to organizations in the area working with immigrant populations seeking Naturalization Services
  • Conduct community outreach to refugee and immigrant populations
  • Create a database of helpful resources
  • Assist with projects and administrative duties
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Follow the “IRC Way” of policies and conduct
  • Meet scheduled weekly/monthly commitment
  • Perform all required tasks and functions



We ask that candidates have the following qualities:


  • Commitment to the goals and philosophy of IRC
  • Strong communication skills (both interpersonal and with supervisors)
  • Possess a great attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong sense of personal initiative and be able to work independently in a fast-paced office
  • Computer literacy with PC systems and software
  • Experience working with multi-cultural populations
  • Strong verbal and written skills in English; Punctual and reliable.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding client information.
  • Must have a valid driver license and clean driving record.



  • Language proficiency; Spanish


This position reports to Immigration Coordinator and/or Community Outreach Specialist



  • Submit an online application here.

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