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Our dedicated volunteer community helps us reach and support countless immigrants in detention every year.

From individuals with a few weeks to spare to corporate groups with a couple of hours to lend a hand—everyone is welcome. Dive into our latest volunteer opportunities.

Before you sign up, please note:

You cannot volunteer if you currently work (including contract work, volunteer work, and internships) for any type of media organization, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Department of State, Congress, the White House, or any law enforcement agency.

If you work for any local, state, or federal government agency, you must disclose this in your volunteer signup form. Local, state, or federal officials may be allowed to volunteer on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the volunteer manager. You also cannot be a candidate running for local, state, or federal office.

Individual volunteer opportunities

You don’t need experience to make a difference—just time and a willingness to help.

See our FAQs to learn more and find the opportunity that suits you best.

  • Jail visits

    Help provide legal education to immigrants.

    Join biweekly trips to immigration detention facilities to inform immigrant adults about their rights, the immigration court process, and ways to fight deportation.

    See jail visits FAQs

  • Free detention hotline

    Bridge the gap between immigrants in detention and Amica Center resources.

    Connect callers to legal services and relay case updates and details about upcoming jail visits. Immigrants in detention can call us Mon. – Fri. 9 am to 5 pm ET.

    See hotline FAQs

  • Document translation & live interpretation

    Play a hands-on role in preparing a client’s case for court proceedings.

    Translate court documents and interpret key conversations between Amica Center staff, clients, and expert witnesses.

    See translation & interpretation FAQs

  • Post-release support & accompaniment

    Help clients transition back into their communities.

    Support adult clients before, during, and after their release from detention—including meeting with clients upon release to provide essentials, providing interpretation services to help them get home, and accompanying clients to important appointments.

    See support & accompaniment FAQs

  • Administrative support

    Support our staff.

    Keep Amica Center running smoothly by helping with behind-the-scenes tasks like letter writing, administrative research projects, and transcription.

    See administrative support FAQs

  • Professional training

    Share your expertise with our team.

    Host a training for the Amica Center staff and volunteers. We’re looking for trainings on Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Copilot, language access & interpretation, soft skills, mental health best practices, and more.

    See professional training FAQs

Let’s get started

We can’t wait to work with you!

Follow these steps to sign up for individual volunteer opportunities and join the community of supporters who help bring our mission to life. We’ll get back to you within a week with next steps.

  • Before you can sign up for any programs or training, be sure to fully read our volunteer agreement. You’ll be asked to e-sign the agreement on the volunteer signup form in the next step.

    Read volunteer agreement

  • Next, you need a volunteer account. GivePulse is the platform we use to post volunteer updates, share important forms, and more. It’s completely free, and we’re here to help with any questions. After creating your account, be sure to complete the sign-up form to tell us about yourself, the volunteer opportunity you’re interested in, and your areas of expertise.

    Create an account

Corporate & group volunteer activities

Impact-driven team-building activities to share with your network.

These opportunities are perfect for you and your colleagues or employees to do together. Find the one that works best for your team. Contact Taylor Rivera-Stone, Volunteer Manager, for details at

Ask about group volunteering

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    Supply drives

    Collect supplies for immigrants re-entering their communities.

    Organize a supply drive to collect essentials like school supplies, clothes, diapers, and toiletries for newly released children and adults as part of our Social Services Closet.

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    Project-based opportunities

    Help us work even more efficiently.

    Boost our staff efficiency and grow our capacity by taking on meaningful administrative projects tailored to your skills and interests. This is a 2-10 hour time commitment depending on the opportunity and can be catered toward your skills and interests.

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    Professional training

    Share your expertise with our team.

    Host a training for the Amica Center staff, volunteers, and community. We’re looking for training sessions on Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Copilot, soft skills, mental health best practices, and legal research.

Have questions?

Our team is here to help.

If you still have questions after visiting our FAQ pages, send a message to Taylor Rivera-Stone, our Volunteer Manager at We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Ask about volunteering

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