Volunteers are critical to our programs and services. Our needs change throughout the year, so please check back for new opportunities.
Please note that depending on the activity, volunteers may be required to pass a criminal background check, complete a volunteer application, and/or show proof of current vaccinations.
Legal Professionals & Law Students
We are looking for legal professionals and law students who are interested in providing pro bono legal assistance to Afghan evacuees, which may include asylum, Special Immigrant Visa, P1/2 refugee status, Temporary Protected Status, and other legal applications. SIGN UP HERE
Dari and Pashto Interpreters and Translators
We are looking for volunteers who can provide assistance to Afghans applying for asylum and other legal matters. Tasks may include helping to fill out applications, translating documents in Dari/Pashto, proof-reading, delivering documents, and other non-legal tasks. SIGN UP HERE
High School-Age Volunteers
IILA works with Teens at the Door, a group of youth that supports refugee teens by helping them build and maintain personal connections with American teenagers to make them feel welcome as they launch the next chapter of their lives in their new home. Learn more at www.teensatthedoor.org.
“FIVE WAYS THE COMMUNITY CAN HELP REFUGEES AND OTHER NEWCOMERS”
Click the video below to learn how volunteers and other community partners can be of support for our new neighbors!
IILA’s volunteer needs change throughout the year and can sometimes arise unexpectedly at the last minute.
Joining our “Reserves” and indicating your interests can be a huge help! When there is an opportunity and good fit for your assistance, a member of our team will reach out.
FULL VOLUNTEER APPLICATION (SCREENING)
Please note that you will be required to fill out our complete volunteer application and background check forms if you engage in on-going service (more than occasional or one-time volunteering). We will ask you to take this step when you begin committed service. If you would like, you may complete the forms now without having an assigned volunteer role.
Use the buttons below to complete the forms online or download and email them to the staff member listed below. Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for helping us to keep our clients safe and our records up-to-date!
Contact: Marisa Moonilal Montes, Director of Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 818-660-0403.
LOS ANGELES REFUGEE VOLUNTEER COALITION (LA RVC)
Another way to get involved is by joining forces with IILA and our fellow refugee resettlement agencies in Los Angeles.
If IILA does not have a current volunteer opportunity for you, the Coalition might! Click here to go to our LA RVC page and learn more.