A short guide to help you get started finding the right volunteer opportunity.
Decide Which Type of Case is Right for You
There are many different types of immigration cases that you can volunteer for. Each nonprofit legal service provider decides which cases they take, and of those cases, which need support from paralegals and DOJ accredited representatives. Some organizations serve specific populations, such as LGBT individuals, women, or children. When you contact a nonprofit legal provider you can ask them about the types of opportunities they offer.
Find An Organization in Your Area
Many nonprofit immigration legal service providers offer volunteer opportunities for paralegals and DOJ accredited representatives. To find a program in your area, enter your zip code or choose your state on our volunteer opportunities guide.
Learn About the Law
Nonprofit legal providers provide varying levels of support to their volunteers, from little or no guidance to in-depth training and mentoring. If you are just getting started in immigration, check out our paralegal and DOJ accredited representatives resources page. To find free or low-cost training online or in-person, view our searchable training calendar.