MIMA Volunteer Application
The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) is recruiting reliable individuals to join our Volunteer Team. MIMA understands that due to language, literacy, and technological barriers, members of the immigrant community may have a difficult time navigating services and resources available to them through city, state, and federal entities. The Volunteer Team will bridge these gaps, considering the public health and economic impact that COVID-19 may have on immigrant communities. Volunteer Team members will be invited to become involved in opportunities to support a variety of programs and initiatives, both remotely and in-person, depending on need.

MIMA’s mission is to promote community wellbeing, economic development, and the integration of immigrant communities by identifying needs and opportunities that immigrants bring to our city, while developing public-private partnerships to strengthen the development of these communities. More information can be found on our website, mima.baltimorecity.gov.

Volunteer opportunities will vary depending on need. Potential responsibilities include:
- Assisting immigrant community members to fill out forms
- Distributing yard signs in a neighborhood
- Staffing a call center
- Staffing a test site
- Translating documents

To be considered, individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Must be 18 or older
- Have access to phone, computer, and Internet (when helping immigrants navigate online resources and forms)
- Attend any onboarding and training sessions by video call or phone
- Be able to contribute 1- 4 hours per week if participating in an opportunity
- Be able to adhere to standards of respect, privacy, and confidentiality
- Ideally be bilingual (if not, volunteers will be provided telephonic interpretation to communicate with immigrant residents). But not required for all opportunities
- Some opportunities may have additional requirements

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but those interested in assisting with COVID-19 response are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For questions, please contact Cesia Calero at mimavolunteer@gmail.com.
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Email *
First and Last Name *
Example: she/her/hers
Phone number *
Are you over 18? *
Are you a Baltimore resident? *
Are you a college student?
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Emergency Contact Information *
Please provide the name and phone number of a person we can reach out to in case of emergency.
Briefly describe your experience working with the immigrant community, if any. If you are affiliated with a Baltimore City or other organization which currently works with the immigrant community (e.g., Esperanza Center, Baltimore City Schools, etc.), please list it below.
Languages spoken other than English
Note that proficiency in a language other than English is not required for all MIMA volunteer opportunities, but Spanish proficiency is required for the COVID-19 call center opportunity.
Do you have a health or public health background? *
For example, majoring in public health or having volunteered in a health setting
I am comfortable with volunteering *
Do you have access to a phone that you are comfortable using to work with the immigrant community? *
REMOTE VOLUNTEERS: Do you have access to a computer that you are comfortable using to work with the immigrant community?
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REMOTE VOLUNTEERS: Do you have reliable access to the Internet?
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What is your general availability? *
How many hours per week are you typically able to volunteer? *
Which of the following tasks are you comfortable with performing?
If not comfortable with any of the below, leave this question blank
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