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ORGANIZATION: The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights- D.C. Office


The Young Center trains volunteers to act as Volunteer Child Advocates for detained immigrant children. Volunteers meet regularly with a child in detention to form a connection and get to know their story. Volunteers then collaborate with attorneys and social workers to determine the best interests of the children and to advocate for those interests.

To become a volunteer, you must:

  • Speak Spanish
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Complete an application
  • Complete a video interview
  • Be willing to submit a background check and child abuse/neglect registry check
  • Have a driver’s license and access to a car

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About The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights- D.C. Office


1015 15th St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is to promote the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes. The Young Center is a champion for the best interests of children who arrive in the United States on their own, from all corners of the world. We serve as trusted allies for these children while they are in court proceedings, advocating for their best interests, and standing for the creation of a dedicated children’s immigrant justice system that ensures the safety and well-being of every child.


The Young Center provides Child Advocates for unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody. Our model works with volunteer Child Advocates who participate in a Young Center training, meet with a child on a weekly basis, and learn the child’s story, all supervised and supported by Young Center staff.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Vienna, VA 22180



  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Spanish




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 3 hours a week

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