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Volunteer at the U.S.-Mexico Border

We are actively recruiting volunteers to help asylum seekers remotely. Please take a look at these volunteer opportunities below. 

We continue to see the devastating effects of the current U.S. immigration policy. HIAS' Border Response Team volunteers assist asylum seekers in Mexico by translating important documents and providing other services. Pro bono attorneys can provide limited or full legal representation in immigration court.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Spanish-speaking and Haitian Kreyol-speaking individuals can volunteer to provide remote document translation to assist asylum seekers in preparing necessary evidence for their asylum cases. You will receive training on how to translate these documents, and must commit to completing three translations over six months. If you or anyone you know is interested, please apply here.
     
  • Additionally, Spanish-speaking volunteers can join Proyecto Compañeros, a virtual accompaniment project serving asylum seekers enrolled in the MPP (“Remain in Mexico”) program. Volunteers will meet with their matches bi-weekly for up to three months and provide them with friendship, support, non-legal information, and translation assistance. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining Proyecto Compañeros as a volunteer, please complete an application.

  • If you are a lawyer and interested in helping asylum seekers remotely, find out more here.

You can find out more about our emergency border response here and other ways to take action here.