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.


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

For law students:

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

Location: Bloomington-Normal office:
Applications for volunteering during Spring 2019 are WAITLISTED.
Applications for interning during Spring 2019 CLOSE @ November 9.

Location: Champaign-Urbana office:
Applications for volunteering during Winter/Spring 2018 are OPEN.
Applications for interning during Spring 2019 are CLOSED.
Applications for legal externships during Spring 2019 are OPEN [only available for current law students]

Fill out the appropriate form and schedule an orientation 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, law student 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 Coordinator, Genesis Marie R. Buendia, at gbuendia@immigrationproject.org if you have any questions. For our Champaign-Urbana office, please contact their Volunteer and Development Coordinator Nat Bauer at nbauer@immigrationproject.org

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