The IIIC needs one or more Legal Clinic Volunteer Assistants fot the following locations and dates for the reminder of 2018 (very open to volunteers staying on into 2019 if interested) - Will consider one volunteer who wishes to help out at all 5 clinics or one volunteer per location - please specify.
- Brighton (Green Briar Pub) - Mondays: 11/12, 12/10
- South Boston (Laboure Center) - Tuesdays: 10/23
- Dorchester (St. Mark's Parish) - Wednesdays: 9/26, 11/28
The Irish International Immigrant Center is seeking volunteers to assist with legal clinics in the community. The IIIC offer free walk-in legal clinics each month at different locations, for people from all over the world looking for immigration advice. We are looking for a friendly person(s) to greet, chat with and assist clients.
This position offers a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in immigration or social justice to become part of a team of people dedicated to helping newcomers to this country. This is a chance to make a difference in the lives of immigrants and to gain an appreciation for diverse cultures while being part of an organization strongly rooted in its Irish culture. You will also have the chance to interact and meet the IIIC attorneys (on staff and pro-bono).
Time Commitment: 3.5 hours, 5:30-9pm
Start date: ASAP - if interested, apply now!
- Greet people with respect and sensitivity
- Assist with clinic setup
- Assist clients with intake forms according to established instructions
- Provide hospitality to clinic attendees
- Support the IIIC mission
- Good interpersonal skills - friendly, helpful, and "can do" attitude
- Articulate, and clear communicator
- Great organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
- Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole or French language skills a plus
- An interest in immigration issues and nonprofits
- Highly motivated, an ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to handle confidential information with the highest level of discretion
- A commitment to the overall mission and values of IIIC
About The Irish International Immigrant Center:
The Irish International Immigrant Center was established in 1989 by a group of Irish immigrants to meet the needs of a large Irish immigrant population in the Greater Boston area. Over the years, the IIIC has developed into a multi-service center and safe place for immigrants from around the world and we provide them with legal, wellness and education services. The IIIC is recognized for its work in promoting civic engagement and bridging cultural and other divides. We work toward partnership and solidarity, building an integrated society in which all people are treated with respect and dignity and enjoy equal opportunities and protections.
Our Immigration Legal Services team consists of six attorneys, an accredited representative, a legal assistant, over fifteen pro-bono attorneys, and many other volunteers and interns. We provide free immigration advice at our weekly walk-in clinics, as well as low-cost immigration forms assistance at monthly workshops, and full representation of clients in immigration matters. We handle a wide range of immigration cases, including family-based immigration, consular processing, humanitarian relief, temporary protected status, deferred action, naturalization, permanent residence for asylees and refugees, relief for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, and inadmissibility waivers.
The IIIC has a strong reputation for providing quality legal services to the community, as displayed by our recognition by the U.S. Department of Justice's Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as the huge demand for our services and the many referrals we receive every week from immigration attorneys, hospitals, schools, and state agencies. There is always a high demand for our services, which are always low-cost or free.
How to Apply:
Please complete the volunteer questionnaire at: www.iiicenter.org/volunteer-questionnaire and email your resume to email@example.com - please include 'Community Legal Clinic Assistant’ in the subject title.
We encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible as our volunteer spots fill up very quickly.
For more information on the Irish International Immigrant Center, please see www.iiicenter.org
The Irish International Immigrant Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and languages to apply.