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 Opportunity
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. You can also check out our list of ongoing projects nationwide that are currently recruiting volunteers, or look at our volunteers needed calendar for special events and short-term opportunities near you.
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.