Volunteers, Interns, & Community Navigators

CURRENT VOLUNTEERS: To track volunteer hours (for office volunteers, Community Navigators, and Citizenship Workshop volunteers), please log your times here.

Our staff of 6 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 that 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.

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

For law students:


Interested in volunteering or interning with us?

Location: Bloomington-Normal office:

Applications for Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 volunteer positions are OPEN
Applications for Spring 2020 internships are OPEN until November 17th.
Applications for Spring 2020 legal externships are OPEN until November 17th*
Applications for Summer 2020 legal externships are OPEN until February 9th*

Location: Champaign-Urbana office:

Applications for Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 volunteer positions are OPEN
Applications for Spring 2020 internships are OPEN until November 17th.
Applications for Spring 2020 legal externships are OPEN until November 17th*
Applications for Summer 2020 legal externships are OPEN until February 9th*

*Only available for current or recently graduated law students. Pre-Law students should use the standard internship application form. Send all inquiries and materials regarding legal externships to our Pro Bono Coordinator, Danielle DeWinter, at ddewinter@immigrationproject.org.


Fill out the appropriate form to join our team!

NOTE: If you have difficulty accessing Google Forms, 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.

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


Please contact our Volunteer Coordinators at volunteercoordinator@immigrationproject.org if you have any questions.