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.

Orientation and training dates will be posted in mid August.

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

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

***Forms must be emailed to the Volunteer Coordinator BEFORE ATTENDING the orientation.

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

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

Please email both forms to

Please contact Thalia Novoa at if you have any questions. 

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