Volunteers

IMUMI welcomes immigration attorneys, law students with supervisors, paralegals, and BIA accredited representatives with Spanish fluency to come volunteer in Mexico City and surrounding regions. Volunteers can work with two types of organizations: migrant shelters and deportee community centers.  In migrant shelters, volunteers offer legal orientation to people in transit through Mexico. This includes an overview of asylum and withholding in the US and current US immigration policies, as well as one-on-one legal orientation. Working with the deported/returned community, volunteers offer legal workshops and legal orientation. We currently organize workshops for returned and deported people in collaboration with Otros Dreams en Acción

We ask all volunteers interested in our legal advocacy program to complete our volunteer application. For general inquiries, you can reach us at volunteers@imumi.org. If you are not a legal worker but feel you have skills to contribute and are passionate about immigrant rights, please send an email letting us know more about you to fortalecimientoimumi@imumi.org

We organize volunteer visits for the first and third weeks of each month. If you cannot stay the whole week, that is okay! We only ask that you stay for a minimum of four days to ensure at least three visits. If you want to stay more than a week, that is great! Just include the days you would like to come to Mexico City in your application so that the Volunteer Coordinator can plan accordingly. While we encourage people to come the dates listed below, if you are unable to come on these dates but would still like to volunteer, email the Volunteer Coordinator in order to arrange special dates for visits.

October 13-20

November 1-7, 15-21

December 1-7; 13-20

January 2-8; 16-22

February 1-7; 13-19

March 4-10; 18-24

April 1-7; 15-21

May 1-7; 14-21

June 3-9; 17-23

July 1-7; 15-21