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F-1/OPT Students (Volunteer to Maintain Status)

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ORGANIZATION: WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC

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An international student with optional practical training (OPT) may work as a volunteer or unpaid intern, where this practice does not violate any labor laws.

The work must be at least 20 hours per week for a student on post-completion OPT.
A student must be able to provide evidence acquired from the student’s employer to verify that the student worked at least 20 hours per week during the period of employment."

Reference: Policy Guidance 1004-03 - Update to Optional Practical Training, dated April 23, 2010, paragraph 7.2.1., page 18, "Unpaid Employment."

The term "volunteer" means an individual performing services for WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC. who does not receive-
(A)compensation (other than reasonable reimbursement or allowance for expenses actually incurred); or
(B)any other thing of value in lieu of compensation, in excess of $500 per year, and such term includes a volunteer serving as a director, officer, trustee, or direct service volunteer.

Reference: 42 U.S. Code ยง 14505, subdivision (6)

Volunteering
Do F and M students need employment authorization to volunteer as part of COVID-19 relief efforts?

No, F and M students who work without wages, taxable compensation or other remuneration are considered volunteers and are not required to obtain an employment authorization document.

Reference: Frequently Asked Questions for SEVP Stakeholders about COVID-19, Last Updated: May 31, 2022

NOTE: Foreign nationals are asked to remit an amount monthly.

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About WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC

Location:

WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC., 99 South Almaden Boulevard, Suite 600, SAN JOSE, CA 95113, US

Mission Statement

WE SUPERVISE VOLUNTEERS to do what you like to do. Strongly affiliate: advance funds or fundraise for the operation of 680+ activities under fiscal sponsorship (supervision and accountability) with WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC.: activitycodes.whomentors.com

Description

WHOmentorsdotcom Inc. encourages volunteering in general, away from home, overnight, in communities other than your own. Your volunteer activities can accomplish 501(c)(3) exempt purpose for public benefit.

In determining whether a [volunteer] has provided services to [WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC.], courts consider the strength of the [volunteer]’s affiliation with the organization, the organization’s ability to initiate or request services from the [volunteer], the organization’s supervision over the [volunteer]’s work, and the [volunteer]’s accountability to the organization. [Volunteers] who travel because of their involvement with WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC. may be able to lower their taxes or be invited to the United States of America (USA) on a B-1 Business Visitor Visa. The charity work the [volunteer] is involved with has to be real and substantial throughout the trip. Foreign nationals (nonimmigrants) participating in a voluntary service program benefiting U.S. local communities, must establish that they are [volunteers} of and have a commitment to WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC.

WHOMENTORSDOTCOM INC. is a 509(a)(2) publicly supported nonprofit research organization, H-1B Cap Exempt Employer, and 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor of non-exempt projects. All volunteers are supervised, trained, supported, fiscally sponsored and provided insurance coverage. Schedule an audio call with Rauhmel Fox, CEO: https://zoom.whomentors.com, email admin@whomentors.com or SMS text 415-373-6767. Complete online application https://volunteer.whomentors.com/

CAUSE AREAS

Immigrants & Refugees
International
Immigrants & Refugees, International

WHEN

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WHERE

1 S MARKET ST 4TH FLOOR (THE SPOT)SAN JOSE, CA 95113

(37.33501,-121.89228)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Employment Law
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Immigration Law
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 20 hours, required by OPT Guidance Policy
  • Remit monthly amount

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