Esperanza is a public interest legal organization serving the vulnerable immigrant population of Los Angeles. Our organization provides pro-bono direct representation and community education to adults and children in immigration removal proceedings. Our newest community education program is called Immigration Court Help-Desk (ICH), and its purpose is to provide information and guidance to the many unrepresented respondents facing removal proceedings in the Los Angeles Immigration Court.
At ICH, Esperanza staff meets with adults and families during our walk-in hours to conduct intake interviews in order to determine how best we can assist them and which forms of relief they qualify for. Some respondents are then scheduled for a self-help workshop that provides them with information they will need to prepare their defenses.
This program is one of the first in the country, and we are seeking volunteers who are passionate about immigrant rights and social justice.
Volunteers are needed to assist during our walk-in hours. Volunteers will greet respondents as they come in and help them as they fill out intake forms. Volunteers will also assist with general office administration. Volunteers should be comfortable using Microsoft Word and Excel at a minimum. Spanish language skills are preferred.
For more information and to apply, sign up for Esperanza's Volunteer Information and Registration Day. Go to Esperanza's website, click on the Get Involved page, scroll down to the Volunteer section, and click on the registration link.
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Ongoing regular comittment