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THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDRENS RIGHTS

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The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is training volunteers to serve as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in immigration detention! Our next training is pending scheduling, please still reach out with interest to keep you on our list. Due to COVID-19, we are conducting all advocate trainings via Zoom for the remainder of the year.

A Child Advocate is a volunteer that spends time with, and advocates on behalf of a vulnerable unaccompanied immigrant child.

We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, races, ethnicities and social backgrounds.

As a Child Advocate, you commit to:

  • Visit with the child each week. Currently, we are doing virtual visits only! This may change according to CDC updates and recommendations as well as other considerations.

  • Help the child think through options and decisions.

  • Accompany the child to court hearings and other important meetings and interviews.

  • Conduct research on the child’s situation in his or her home country.

  • Develop best interest recommendations with Young Center staff.

  • Maintain communication with the Young Center staff.

  • Advocate for the best interest of the child alongside Young Center staff.

To become a Child Advocate, you must:

-Be at least 21 years old

-Submit to a background check and TB test

-Participate in the Young Center Training

-Be approved by the Young Center

-Speak Spanish

If you are interested in attending the next Child Advocate Training in April or would like more information about the Child Advocate program in Phoenix, please contact Jenifer Briones at jbriones@theyoungcenter.org. You can also fill out an interest form online at: https://www.theyoungcenter.org/volunteer-child-advocate-interest-form

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About THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDRENS RIGHTS

Location:

7227 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is to promote the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law.

Description

Bring hope to their journey of a thousand miles. Be a child advocate for an unaccompanied immigrant child.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights is training volunteers to serve as Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in immigration detention.

The role of the Child Advocate is to meet with the child, learn the child's story over time, and advocate for that individual child's best interests.

To become a Child Advocate, you must:
-Be at least 21 years old
-Submit to a background check and health screening
-Participate in the Young Center Training
-Be approved by the Young Center

We are particularly interested in volunteers who speak Spanish but this opportunity is available for anyone interested!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4745 N 7th StreetPhoenixPhoenix, AZ 85014

SKILLS

  • Spanish
  • Child Advocacy
  • Immigration Law
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour weekly visits
  • *Spanish

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