Volunteers, Interns, & Community Navigators

Our staff of 5 full-time and one part-time personnel depends on a large intern and volunteer base in order to serve immigrants in the 86 counties of central and southern Illinois.  We are excited to offer valuable opportunities that help an intern or volunteer feel they’ve made a positive and lasting contribution to immigrants’ lives.2360

  • Volunteers are defined as those assisting the agency on a no-fee basis.
  • Interns are defined as those assisting the agency on a no-fee basis to fulfill an academic requirement.
  • Non-Credit Interns are defined as those assisting the agency on a no-fee basis for approximately nine or more hours a week for a commitment of at least one semester.

General Requirements:  More than half of our volunteers work completely in English but there is plenty of opportunity for those who are fluent in Spanish.  French is increasingly needed.  All roles do count on you being rather detail-oriented, comfortable with computers, and able to be here around 2 hours per week. We rarely have one-time needs, preferring a minimum commitment of 3-4 months.

Volunteer interpreter/translators are needed in both our Normal and Champaign offices for the 2018 year.


Click on the volunteer opportunities below to read more about them.

Case Assistant

Translator/Interpretation- Spanish, French, Lingala

Community Navigator (contact tnovoa@immigrationproject.org for this opportunity)


Interested in becoming a Volunteer or Intern with the Immigration Project?

Location: Bloomington-Normal office:
Applications for volunteering during Fall 2018 are WAITLISTED.
Applications for interning during Fall 2018 are CLOSED.

Location: Champaign-Urbana office:
Applications for volunteering during Fall 2018 are OPEN.

Fill out the appropriate form and schedule an orientation to join our team!

NOTE: If you have difficulty accessing either Google Form, log in to your Google account. If you do not have one or are still experiencing issues, please send this volunteer form or internship form to the Volunteer Coordinator.

To express your interest in volunteering please complete the following volunteer application.**

To express your interest in interning please complete the internship application.**

**For both forms, you MUST upload and e-sign a “Rights & Duties as to Client Confidentiality” found here.

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Genesis Marie R. Buendia, at gbuendia@immigrationproject.org if you have any questions. 

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