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 two-day Child Advocate Training in Phoenix will be on October 20th and 21st, 2018!
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 one child on a weekly basis (approximately 1 hour) during the duration of their stay in federal custody.
- Help the child think through important options and decisions.
- Accompany the child to court hearings and other important meetings and interviews.
- Maintain communication with the Young Center staff and the child’s Case Manager at the shelter.
- Advocate for the best interest of the child.
To become a Child Advocate, you must:
-Be at least 21 years old
-Submit to a background check and TB test
-Participate in the two-day Young Center Training
-Be approved by the Young Center
If you are interested in attending the next Child Advocate Training in January or would like more information about the Child Advocate program in Phoenix, please contact Priscilla Guadarrama at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Child Advocacy
- Immigration Law
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- One hour weekly visits