We're constantly looking for people who have a passion to honor and serve our newest neighbors! We're looking for volunteers to help as conversational partners during our citizenship classes, meet with brand new prospective clients and gather information during an intake, offer translation help, and so much more. There are a myriad of ways to love the immigrant in our midst!
This is an appropriate path for those who are looking to make a more robust investment of time, resources, and commitment to serve their immigrant neighbors. Accredited Reps are Dept of Justice approved "attorneys" who are able to practice immigration law without having gone to law school. These representatives function as case managers and legal counsel, walking the immigration journey with the client. They will participate in staff meetings and gatherings for brainstorming, problem solving, and accountability.
Becoming requires 40 hours of classroom training in immigration law, as well as an additional 60 hours of job shadowing and continuing education (at a minimum!) before making application to the Office of Legal Access Programming for accreditation. It is neither quick nor easy, but it is beautiful and profoundly helpful.