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, from a day-long naturalization workshop to a complex removal defense case that might last many years. Each nonprofit legal service provider decides which cases they take, and of those cases, which are referred to volunteer attorneys. 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 cases they refer to pro bono attorneys.
Find An Organization in Your Area
Many nonprofit immigration legal service providers offer volunteer opportunities for attorneys. To find a program in your area, enter your zip code or choose your state on our volunteer opportunities guide.
Learn the Law
Nonprofit legal providers provide varying levels of support to their volunteer attorneys, from little or no guidance to in-depth training and mentoring. If you are just getting started in immigration, check out our attorney resources page. To find free or low-cost training online or in-person, view our searchable training calendar.