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 has space for only bilingual volunteers or interns, typically only during the summers.


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

Case Assistant

Translator/Interpretation- Spanish, French, Lingala

Community Navigator


We are currently in need of Bilingual Receptionists!!!!!

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

Orientation and Training Dates 

Monday, May 22nd from 2:00 pm-3:15 pm

Additional Orientation and Training dates will be posted in late June 

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

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

***Forms must be emailed to the Volunteer Coordinator BEFORE ATTENDING a volunteer orientation and volunteers must have attended an orientation BEFORE ATTENDING a training session

To express your interest in volunteering please complete Volunteer Interest Form and follow the instructions to send it to our Volunteer Coordinator.

To express your interest in interning please completed the Internship Interest Form and follow the instructions to send it to our Volunteer Coordinator.

Please contact Thalia Novoa at if you have any questions. 

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