New Sanctuary Coalition runs a weekly clinic staffed by non-attorney volunteers who are supervised by experienced immigrant rights organizers and immigration lawyers. You do not need prior experience to participate; we will train you. The clinic helps people identify ways to get relief from deportation and detention, access other immigration-related benefits, understand their rights so they can fight their own case, apply for asylum, prepare for court appearances or interviews, and much more.
Clinic takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.
We also sometimes need volunteers during the day to help with emergency cases. If you're interested in helping with that, read more and tell us about yourself here.
You can access recorded trainings and other resources here.
New Sanctuary Coalition runs a weekly remote clinic staffed by non-attorney volunteers and supervised by experienced immigrants rights organizers and immigration lawyers. The clinic helps people identify ways to get relief from deportation and detention; access other immigration-related benefits; understand their rights so they can fight their own case; apply for asylum; prepare for court appearances or interviews; and much more. Our main clinic takes place on Wednesday evenings 6:00pm-9:30pm. A smaller daytime clinic runs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 12:00pm-4:00pm.
We're seeing tremendous growth in the number of immigrants — the people we call “Friends,” not clients — seeking help and we're looking for new volunteers. (While we especially need fluent Spanish speakers & people who are comfortable with Zoom/messaging platforms/pdfs, all are welcome). This training will provide an introduction to New Sanctuary, an overview of pro se clinic policies and procedures, and specific information on volunteer roles.
A few important guidelines:
Thank you for your interest and support, and we look forward to seeing you on February 7th.
- All clinic volunteers must be trained before they participate in clinic.
- Remote clinic is held over Zoom (interpreters also may use WhatsApp) so you must be willing and able to use these platforms.
Please note that we can only onboard 10-12 new volunteers each week across the daytime and evening clinics, in order to ensure that Friends have enough experienced volunteers on their teams. With 150+ people expected to register for this training, we ask that you understand it may be several weeks before you are able to join a clinic team.