The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has openings for volunteers within its Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU). The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers. NYLAG clients include immigrants, seniors, the homebound, families facing foreclosure, renters facing eviction, low-income consumers, those in need of government assistance, children in need of special education, domestic violence survivors, persons with disabilities, patients with chronic illness or disease, low-wage workers, low-income members of the LGBT community, Holocaust survivors, and others in need.
IPU NYCitizenship Volunteer Opportunity
NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU) is seeking volunteers to specifically assist with NYCitizenship, a partnership between NYLAG and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Through NYCitizenship, NYLAG attorneys provide citizenship legal services on-site at 12 libraries throughout the New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library systems. Volunteers will be based in NYLAG’s main office in Lower Manhattan, and will work to schedule appointments that come through the NYCitizenship hotline. Volunteers may have the opportunity to work directly with the attorneys assisting with application processing on an ad hoc basis. Training will be provided as necessary. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking experience in an office environment, have an interested in legal services, and enjoy working with a diverse population!
- Record information left on the NYCitizenship hotline in English and/or Spanish
- Return calls in a timely manner and schedule appointments through an appointment scheduling system
- Ask intake questions and provide information on documentation needed to begin the citizenship process
- Manage rescheduling and confirming of appointments
- Assist attorney with administrative tasks related to application process, as necessary
- High school or Undergraduate student
- Bilingual capability in Spanish is strongly preferred
- Commitment of 2-3 days per week, 10-15 hours for 3 months or longer
- Interest in public interest law
- Positive attitude and self-motivated
- Professional demeanor and punctuality
- Experience with calendar scheduling preferred but not required
Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with "IPU NYCitizenship Volunteer" in the subject line.
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