The Immigration Project

Serving downstate Illinois with immigrant legal services.

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.

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.

The volunteer listings are for the home office located in Normal.
The Champaign office will not be taking volunteers during the summer of 2017.


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

Case Assistant

Translator/Interpretation- Spanish, French, Lingala

Community Navigator


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

Orientation and Training Dates 

We are currently accepting volunteer and intern applications for the fall.

Orientations will be on Friday September 29 and Friday October 6.

Location: Our Bloomington-Normal office: 211 Landmark Drive, Suite B3A

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 Buendia, at if you have any questions. 

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