Esperanza seeks talented and passionate volunteers to assist with interpretation between Spanish and English for the Direct Representation and Community Education Programs. Esperanza represents vulnerable children facing deportation from the US. These children desperately need your help defending themselves and establishing a legal right to remain in the US.
Esperanza interpreters will work alongside staff attorneys to interpret at clients’ asylum office interviews and practice interviews. Esperanza also requires help translating documents from English to Spanish, and interpreting for clients at educational workshops. There are opportunities to volunteer weekly and at various times. Practice interviews take place at Esperanza's office. Interviews with US government agencies take place at various other locations including the Asylum Office in Anaheim, and USCIS in Santa Ana.
Potential volunteers will be guided through the process by experienced staff. No prior experience is necessary. Volunteering as an interpreter is guaranteed to be a hugely rewarding experience!
► help a child at risk of deportation
► advance social justice for minors
► develop interpretation/translation skills
► learn about immigration law
► connect to immigrant rights advocates
For more information to go the "Get Involved" section of our website.
To apply, go to the "Get Involved" section of our website, click on "Volunteers", and sign up for an upcoming Information and Registration Day.
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training