We have a small staff and eagerly welcome volunteers! Whether you choose to come once or can commit to serving on a regular basis, we can use your help with administrative work, childcare, translation services, ESL classes, citizenship instruction, outreach events, and more.
In-office help taking walk-ins, answering calls, assisting caseworkers, and doing general administrative tasks
- Seeking assistants to fill slots from 1-5 pm Monday through Thursday.
- Bilingual (Spanish & English) language skills required.
- Previous office experience or reception/paralegal work preferred, though not required.
- Previous experience working with immigrant communities and/or trauma survivors preferred, though not required.
- Must be compassionate, work well with the community served and co-workers, be able to multi-task, and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
- Attend to walk-ins and do intakes.
- Return phone calls when possible.
- Administrative assistant for legal work, including to help write up reimbursement requests.
- Perform general office clerk duties and errands
In-office data entry, keeping case files up to date on Case Management System, creating and updating reports and compiling statistics for grants
- Seeking a volunteer to work a few hours each week with flexible schedule.
- Due to confidential nature of information, background check will be required.
- Must have excellent organizational skills, work well under limited supervision, and have familiarity with Word and Excel to:
- Update and maintain spreadsheets with client data.
- Help compile statistics for grant reports.
- Help with data migration into case management system.
Custodial tasks, general upkeep of office, indoor & outdoor; Carpentry is a plus!
- Seeking volunteers to assist in creating and maintain a hospitable and healthy facility for our clients, the majority of whom are immigrant victims of domestic violence or crime and their families.
- Ability to use common tools, understand and follow directions; and work with minimal supervision are required; a basic understanding of carpentry is a plus.
- Must be 18 or older.
- Duties may include:
- Routine building maintenance tasks.
- General cleaning.
- General yardwork.
IT/Social Media Outreach
Managing El Pueblo’s social media/online presence and basic tech support
- Seeking volunteer to assist with all technology-related matters (computer/ internet/ scanner/ phones) and able to work remotely at your convenience.
- Also seeking assistance with Web design and administration and social media outreach.
- Maintaining consistent and relevant activity on socials; keeping all up to date on upcoming events, fundraisers, or office/organization updates
- This work will greatly enhance our ability to disseminate essential information to service providers and the community at large about the most effective means of identifying immigrant victims of crime, what service providers may be able to help these victims, and what documentation service providers/courts may need to most effectively assist these victims and their families.
Coordinate and assist with ESL classes and/or other ESL program support
- Facilitate ESL classes for El Pueblo (either in person or virtually)
- Must be able to speak, undestand, read and write English well
- Good organizational skills and able to take direction but also self-initiate and problem solve
- Willing to follow the curriculum provided by El Pueblo/assist with running online program
- Willing to do checkups/tests at the end of each unit and report the results
- Committed to being present and prepared for each class meeting
- No prior experience required, butmust be compassionate and work well with the community served and co-workers
- Must be familiar with Word and Excel to enter new client data and update weekly attendance into Excel spreadsheets.
- Additional responsibilities include: help with contacting students by phone, text, email, or regular mail; producing certificates at the end of each session; helping with new student registration.
- Must be responsible and good with technology; work is during class time or during the day.
- Schedule is flexible, likely about two hours a week.
- Must be bilingual.
Thriving Families Organizer
Putting together workshops for the community related to rights and resources of immigrant survivors, safety plans, and educational empowerment
- Seeking volunteers to assist with creating and presenting workshops to enhance service providers’ ability to identify and refer immigrant victims of crime and domestic violence.
- Bilingual (Spanish & English) language skills required.
- Previous experience working with immigrant communities and/or knowledge of Know your Rights materials preferred, though not required.
- Must be compassionate, work well with the community served and co-workers, and have excellent communication skills. Duties include:
- Help Thriving Families Coordinator and Advocate create and present workshops on Safety Planning, including:
- Domestic Violence Safety Plans- to help families remain safe while in an abusive situation, planning to leave, or after leaving
- Safe Family Reunification Plans- to help pre-adolescent and adolescent immigrant youth integrate into S MS homes (for the purpose of mitigating youth run-aways and subsequent vulnerability to human trafficking, statutory rape and other related abuse)
- Emergency Family Plans- to help families prepare for guardianship transfers, compile important documents and information, etc. in the event of separation due to immigration status of parent(s) and/ or child(ren)
- Participate in planning, advertising and delivering educational presentations to diverse audiences at Public Awareness Forums to enhance community-wide understanding about who immigrant victims are, what rights that they have, what resources are available to them in local communities, and how to properly make referrals that enhance the safety of immigrant victims and their families.
Internship for law students interested in immigration and/or family law; connect with the immigrant community in the region and provide direct assistance with casework
- Seeking law students to assist with casework
- Preferable experience/interest with humanitarian and family-based immigration law, particularly for victims of interpersonal violence, crime and persecution.
- Would work as/alongside caseworkers, DOJ Accredited reps, and/or attorneys on immigration legal matters, clients, and cases
Caseworker/DOJ Accredited Representative
Join the immigration legal services team by assisting with casework as an existing Accredited Representative or train to become one through El Pueblo
- Seeking attorneys a/o DOJ accredited representatives to assist with representing client.
- Must have at least 2 years practicing immigration law as an Attorney or DOJ Accredited Representative. Preferable expertise with humanitarian and family-based immigration law (incl. removal defense) for victims of interpersonal violence, crime and persecution. Preferable management experience.
- Duties will include:
- Conducting client initial intake screenings
- Filing (primarily gender-based persecution) asylum applications in the context of removal proceedings to maintain family unity
- Providing direct immigration legal representation based on clients’ status as survivors of DV/ SA/ human trafficking/ child abuse/ crime/ persecution
- Providing general support on all cases handled by staff Attorneys and DOJ Reps;
- Providing direct legal representation to immigrant survivors and their families in administrative immigration court proceedings and asylum applications.
Pro Bono Attorney
Provide Pro Bono legal assistance for immigration and/or family law cases
- Seeking licensed attorneys to assist with representing clients in MS family courts.
- Must have at least 4 years practicing law as an Attorney. Preferable expertise with humanitarian and family-based immigration law for victims of interpersonal violence, crime and persecution.
- Duties to include:
- Work closely with Director/ Supervising Attorney in directly representing immigrant survivors and their families in guardianship cases in local family courts to ensure safety of children affected by domestic violence a/o separation of families due to detention/deportation.
If you are interested, fill out the Volunteer Interest Form or call us for more info!