Child Advocate for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (La Verne, Fullerton, Los Angeles)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


5400 Pomona BlvdFullertonLa VerneEast Los Angeles, CA 90022


Our Child Advocates are adults who volunteer to spend time with and advocate on behalf of an individual unaccompanied immigrant child while he or she is in federal custody and subject to immigration proceedings. We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, races, ethnicities and social backgrounds. We are looking for bilingual volunteers who speak Spanish, Mam, K'iche', or other languages indigenous to Central America and Mexico.

Before being assigned, Advocates must complete a two-day training session. New volunteers must be 21 years old, have their own transportation, undergo a federal and state background check, speak Spanish and be willing to commit approximately one hour per week to visit with an unaccompanied child. Once assigned to an individual child, each Advocate receives continuing training, support, and supervision from the Young Center.

The Young Center is currently recruiting new Spanish-speaking Child Advocates in the Los Angeles/Orange County area for a two-day training on May 20th and 21st, 2017. This will be one of only two trainings held during the year, and space is limited.


  • Mentoring
  • Bilingual
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Spanish
  • Youth Services

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours a month
  • Please contact Kelly Rose Garza at if you are interested in becoming a Ch

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