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ORGANIZATION: LIGHTHOUSE IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES

Application Assistants will meet with Afghan clients to pre-fill pages 1 through 4 of Form I-589, gather and organize supporting documents. This includes engaging in thoughtful and measured conversation with clients to gather and confirm application questions.

Get started by registering and applying here! https://lia-michigan.volunteerhub.com/

Conversations with clients take place in person, with interpretation between Pashto/Dari and English facilitated via a telephone-based service.

Appointments are scheduled for four hours. At the end of the appointment, Application Assistants will convene with the volunteer Pro Bono Attorney assigned to complete the application to share pertinent details and hand-off the client and case.

Volunteers may sign up for upcoming events at any time, but must complete all required training, especially Preparing Form I-589, before their first scheduled appointment.

Required Training: Volunteer orientation, Confidentiality, Legal Compliance, Trauma-Informed Interviewing, Working with Afghan Clients, Preparing Forms I-589 Pages 1-4, G-28, and I-1145 - available now at the NALC Volunteer Training Center

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About LIGHTHOUSE IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES

Location:

735 PAW PAW DR, HOLLAND, MI 49423, US

Mission Statement

Bringing stability to West Michigan families and communities through legal services, advocacy, and education.

Description

Lighthouse believes that everyone is entitled to low-cost, high-quality immigration legal services.

LIA believes that grassroots advocacy is the foundation for community-wide change.

Community education creates the foundation for informed advocacy efforts.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Immigrants & Refugees, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2080 Union Avenue SoutheastGrand Rapids, MI 49507

(42.92561,-85.65205)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Application Assistants must complete training. No shift minimums - we hope you serve with you soon!

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