Volunteer

Our volunteers cannot solve the immigration issue. Our volunteers are not attorneys, or social workers. Our volunteers are everyday citizens from all walks of life, who visit in an act of friendship, and the desire to affirm the human dignity and worth of every individual. And for this reason, our volunteers are our heroes!

Become a volunteer in three easy steps! Simple!

2) Visit a detainee

3) Record your visit

Our Volunteer program includes:

  • •  Volunteer orientation, brief background to immigration detention, and step-by-step training to feel confident to make your visit.
  • •  Mentoring support, one-on-one support during your first visit, supervision and guidance, and immediate support of the leadership team.
  • •  Monthly debriefs, meet other like-minded volunteers, discuss your experiences, share success stories and challenges, and provide support to one another.
  • •  Social participation, opportunities to meet interesting and diverse people, make new friends, and gain new experiences.
  • •  Improvement in quality of life, research proves volunteering is great for your health and overall well-being!

Volunteer Testimonials

"It is such a simple thing to do. Go talk to someone for 30 minutes. That this small action can make such a difference to someone’s life is really humbling. It brings humanity back to the forefront where it belongs. We forget that in our busy lives sometimes."

Ellen, Laguna Niguel

"To be the first, and possibly only person a detainee will meet while in detention is something that I do not take for granted. The look on someone’s face upon realization that someone knows they exist and cares about them means everything. These are the faces of immigration, these are real people, with real lives, who we are all deeply connected to."

Bev, Lake Forest

"One of the most fulfilling volunteer experiences I have ever been part of. I realize that I cannot solve all the problems of the immigration system, but for 30 minutes I can listen, and remind someone that they are not alone. To be honest, I don't see this so much as a political cause, but a humanitarian cause that I can no longer ignore."

Karen, Laguna Hills