CIVIC Volunteer Interest Form
Thank you for your interest in joining the Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) team. We look forward to working with you to end the isolation, abuse, and detention of immigrants in the United States. CIVIC is a network of over 40 visitation programs across the country; we also run a national hotline and pen-pal program.

Our current volunteer opportunities:

Visit: Community visitation programs ensure that people in immigration detention can maintain family and community ties and provide civilian oversight to a system that has little public accountability.

Answer Hotline Calls: Our national hotline is a safe, confidential, and free service offered to people in immigration detention. It connects immigrants in detention to their family, resources, and abuse documentation support. We receive over 7,000 calls per month.

Pen-Pal: Our pen-pal program is designed to connect volunteers with people in immigration detention who do not yet have visitors, to give them hope and a connection to the outside world. While we have an affiliated visitation program in over 40 of the largest immigration detention facilities, there are still approximately 150 facilities without a visitation program.

Host: Serve as host for a few days, weeks, or months to people eligible for release.

Help Us Grow: We also seek volunteers to help with fundraising and friendraising for our network.

Please fill out the following form if you are interested in helping in any capacity!

Name *
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State *
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Email *
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Phone Number *
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City/Town *
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What language(s) do you speak? *
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Why do you want to be a CIVIC volunteer? *
What interests you about our organization? What motivated you to get involved?
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Have you ever worked or interned for a federal agency that handles immigration issues, such as ICE, USCIS, or the Department of Justice, a prison, jail, or juvenile hall? *
How many hours could you volunteer per week? *
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Your Date of Birth *
Must be over 18
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Where do you work? *
How did you hear about this volunteer opportunity? *
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Please describe your experience or skills relevant to supporting people in immigration detention, prison, or other places of confinement or isolation.
This is not a requirement; it's just helpful for us to know.
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Which of these opportunities most interest you? *
If more than one of our opportunities interest you, please list the others here.
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Would you like to be subscribed to the CIVIC Public listserv, in order to receive communications from CIVIC staff to our wider network of public supporters? *
You may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any email.
Would you like to be subscribed to the CIVIC Network listserv, which connects volunteers and allies nationwide together for conversations regarding our work? *
Are you currently working with any groups in your area?
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Are you familiar with any detention centers in your area?
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Do you have any questions, comments or concerns for us?
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