Researcher working with immigrants and refugees

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SOUTHWEST DETROIT IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTER

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Researchers assist legal consultants by finding answers to specific policy or process questions, finding forms online, sometimes making copies or filling out forms for clients. Often it is helpful for the legal consultant and researcher to put their heads together to find the best way to address the concerns that clients bring. The researcher is part of a team of three at the clinic; each team also has a translator and legal consultant when fully staffed. We divide the day into three shifts; 12-2, 2-4, and 4-7. The best way to get into volunteering is to visit us for an hour or two during a Wednesday clinic in Southwest Detroit. After you’ve gotten a taste for the clinic setting and filled out a volunteer application, we can get you on the schedule for a future date.

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About SOUTHWEST DETROIT IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CENTER

Location:

17375 Harper Ave, Suite 24124, Detroit, MI 48224, US

Mission Statement

The Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center provides free and low-cost legal services to underserved communities in the Detroit area, with a focus on recent immigrants and refugees.

Description

Despite their growing presence in Detroit, immigrants and refugees here have difficulty obtaining affordable legal services, housing, and assistance in establishing businesses. The Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center helps meets these needs . . . one family at a time.

We have three core mission priorities:

1. Provide low cost legal services to immigrants and refugees seeking to make a home in the city of Detroit;

2. Offer low-cost housing to immigrants and refugees who have difficulty finding long-term residences in the city of Detroit; and

3. Assist businesses owned by Detroit residents (from disadvantaged communities) unable to find capital due to their inexperience, need for professional support, and/or immigration status.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2826 BagleyDetroit, MI 48216

(42.32487,-83.08102)
 

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • We ask that volunteers commit to one two-hour shift at one of our clinics.

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