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#DAFightsBack Like a Hufflepuff Instructions:Step 1) Listings are alphabetical by country/state. Scroll, or Ctrl (or Cmd) + F to search for your location.
Step 2) Find an organization and read how to get involved!
Step 3) Contact the organization directly to volunteer/donate/etc. If you’d like support, email the magical folks at info@thehpalliance.org or contact @TheHPAlliance on social media. We’ll help you reach out!
Organization NameWebsiteA few details as to how this organization specifically works with immigrant communitiesCountryStateCityVolunteerFundraise or Donate MoneyDonate Food and GoodsOther ways to help
MARSS (Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services)https://www.marss.org.au"MARSS's mission is to be a leader in provision of settlement and related services for migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants in the ACT and region, in a caring, supporting and enabling way." They provide settlement services, homelessness services, and a variety of community development programs, providing support to new migrants in English language skills, welfare, housing, education, social and vocational skills, legal issues, and more.AustraliaCanberrahttps://www.marss.org.au/volunteerhttps://www.marss.org.au/donate
Asylum Seeker Resource Centrehttps://www.asrc.org.auThis not-for-profit does frontline work as well as advocacy to help people seeking asylum, as well as things like education, training and employment pathways. AustraliaVictoriaFootscraykeep an eye on their website where they advertise specific volunteer roles, and apply next time they open positions! https://www.asrc.org.au/become-a-volunteer/learn more about the many ways to donate and fundraise at asrc.org.au/get-involved/learn more about their urgent needs and the different ways to donate https://www.asrc.org.au/get-involved/donate-food-and-goods/ Host a Feast 4 Freedom in March: https://feast4freedom.org.au
Hope for Nauru https://www.hopefornauru.orgHope for Nauru works directly with asylum seekers and refugees being held in Nauru, sending care packages with urgently needed essentials and working to provide compassionate support and hope.AustraliaVictoriahttps://www.hopefornauru.org/#donate-formreach out to hello@hopefornauru.org to send mobile phones and other items on their list of needs
SisterWorkshttps://sisterworks.org.auSisterWorks empowers women who are refugees, asylum seekers, or migrants by teaching them how to work effectively in Australia, through 'learning by doing' while simultaneously teaching important skills in economics, business, and English language. They have four central pillars of programming, teaching elements of design, cooking, retail, and business/entrepreneurship.AustraliaVictoriathey are always looking for people with many skillsets, but they have a list of specific positions they are looking to fill at https://sisterworks.org.au/volunteering/Donate: https://sisterworks.org.au/donate
Fundraise: donate to their crowdfunding campaign, or start your own fundraiser! https://sisterworks.org.au/fundraise
Welcoming Australiahttps://welcoming.org.auThey strive to create welcoming spaces for refugee families, people seeking asylum, recently arrived migrants. Both physical spaces such as their Welcome Centres, but also whole cities and sports clubs. Australia AdelaideVolunteer: they have opportunities in multiple cities in multiple areas, read more about specific opportunities currently available at https://welcoming.org.au/get-involved/Donate: https://welcoming.org.au/donate/
Fundraise: reach out to Eilish Maguire at eilish@welcoming.org.au to discuss fundraising ideas
ZaporeakA festival in San Sebastian where great restaurants sell "pinto" (small pieces of food) for 1 or 2 euros. The money they get is used to send help to refugees: they prepare hot food for those who arrive to the coast.Basque Country
Deported Veterans Support Househttps://www.facebook.com/DeportedVeteransSupportHousePage/Deported Veterans Support House helps deported veterans by providing food, clothing, and shelter. They also advocate for political legislation to end the deportation of United States service personnel.MexicoBCTijuanaContact them through information listed on their Facebook page if you would like to help out – they will accept basically any form of assistance you can provide.
Casa del Migrante en Tijuana, A.C.https://casadelmigrantetijuana.com/Casa del Migrante provides accommodations, food, goods, medical care, and social and legal services to migrants in Tijuana.MexicoBCTijuanaThey seek long term volunteers (3 or more months) to assist in their programs. Their application form can be downloaded at https://casadelmigrantetijuana.com/en/participahttps://casadelmigrantetijuana.com/en/donaciones/
Espacio Migrantehttps://www.espaciomigrante.org/Espacio Migrante supports migrants, refugees, and deportees, working directly with migrants from a diverse range of communities. They offer housing, workshops, legal accompaniment, language classes, assistance in revalidation of educational documents, cultural exchange programs, and support for the arts. They also host regular community meetings and do advocacy work with government offices, educational insitutions, and other organizations.Mexico, USABC, CaliforniaTijuana, San DiegoEmail espaciomigrante@gmail.comVia paypal, link here: https://www.espaciomigrante.org/support-usThey need office and educational materials, such as notebooks, pens, books and teaching materials, art materials, etc.
Hope Not Hatehttps://www.hopenothate.org.uk/america/"HOPE not hate seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities, building resilience against the politics of hate and fear, at a national and grassroots level. In order to maximise our contribution to the debate and comply with all UK legislation, HOPE not hate operates via two separate and distinct legal entities, through which we deliver a range of activities and services."UKLondonhttps://action.hopenothate.org.uk/page/s/volunteer-with-hope-not-hatehttps://donate.hopenothate.org.uk/page/content/HOPE-action-fund/https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/campaigns/
Greater Birmingham Ministrieshttps://gbm.org/"GBM has three basic areas of work in the community:
Serving People: Providing financial help, food and clothing and support for families and individuals in crisis, and connecting their daily struggles with systemic and structural injustice;
Building Community: Working with faith communities of Birmingham and Alabama to expand beyond direct human services to serve as allies in organizing efforts.
Pursuing Justice: Working alongside low-income neighborhoods and people as they organize to improve their lives and the community. They become informed and engaged, work creatively with institutions that affect them, become effective collaborative decision-makers, and work to develop viable solutions for the future of their families, and communities."
Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justicehttps://www.alimmigrant.org/They’re a grassroots, statewide network of individuals and organizations that works to advance and defend the rights of immigrants in Alabama. They want Alabama to have a more equitable and just multi-ethnic, multi-lingual future. Link: https://www.alimmigrant.org/what-we-do. USAAlabamaIrondaleThey’re looking for Spanish-speaking volunteers. People can also become a Member of ACIJ and volunteer in other positions. Link: https://www.alimmigrant.org/how-to-get-involved.Advocates can phone bank, canvass, register voters, sign up to inform people about the census, and answer calls about ICE activity.
Mi Familia Vota
They work with local organizations and school to promote voting rights and citizenship,
USAArizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Texashttps://www.mifamiliavota.org/donate/Get involved: https://www.mifamiliavota.org/get-involved/
Young Centerhttps://www.theyoungcenter.org/The Young Center is a human rights organization that advocates for the rights and best interests of immigrant childrenUSAArizona, California, Illinois, New York, TexasChicago, Houston, San Antonio, Harlingen, Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C.Help an accompanied immigrant child by becoming a child advocate.
1951 Coffeehttps://1951coffee.com/A non-profit specialty coffee organization that promotes the well-being of the refugee community in the United States by providing job training and employment to refugees, asylees, and special immigrant visa holders while educating the surrounding community about refugee life and issues. USACaliforniaBerkeleyhttps://1951coffee.com/engagehttps://1951coffee.z2systems.com/np/clients/1951coffee/donation.jsp
Article 26 Backpack (University of California, Davis)https://globalaffairs.ucdavis.edu/a26backpackAmong its many capabilities, the Backpack (app) is a mechanism to safely store, share, and have evaluated documentation of transcripts, diplomas and other forms of certification. The project creates an ecosystem that makes it possible for refugee and other at-risk people to connect with the institutions, programs, and employers that can best help them. UC Davis is first developing and implementing the Backpack with refugees and at-risk young people in Lebanon.USACaliforniaDavisDonate: https://give.ucdavis.edu/UOIP/324246
Centro Del Pueblohttp://ecdpla.orgEl Centro del Pueblo’s mission is to provide social services such as counseling, drug prevention, social rehabilitation, employment, outreach, education, health services, HIV/AIDS education and prevention services and youth services in an effort to improve the quality of life of the diverse communities of Los Angeles County.USACaliforniaLos AngelesApply online to volunteer.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeleshttps://www.advancingjustice-la.org
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is the country’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. They provide legal services and education to individuals, develops leaders for a multiracial society, defends civil rights through legislation or other advocacy routes, advocates for civil rights through lawsuits and other legal actions, empowers the API community, and spotlights client stories.
USACaliforniaLos Angeleshttps://www.advancingjustice-la.org/get-involved/volunteer-ushttps://donatenow.networkforgood.org/advancingjustice-laThey sometimes have specific action items listed here: https://www.advancingjustice-la.org/get-involved/take-action
Alliance for a Better Communityhttp://www.afabc.org/Alliance for a Better Community was founded our of a realization that L.A.’s Latino policy and advocacy vacuum necessitated the formation of an organization to serve as a voice of Latino interests. ABC promotes a pro-active Latino agenda within City Hall, the County, LAUSD, the media and other public or influential entities to respond to the needs of the region’s largest and fastest growing population.USACaliforniaLos AngelesNAhttp://www.afabc.org/donate/Attend events: http://www.afabc.org/events/
Al Otro Ladohttps://alotrolado.org/Al Otro Lado is a bi-national, direct legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico.USACaliforniaLos AngelesNeeds volunteer attorneys, doctors, mental health professionals, tech professionals, and social workers in Tijuana, San Diego, and Los Angeles. Also needs volunteers who can assist remotely with case support, translations, and other tasks. https://alotrolado.org/volunteer/https://alotrolado.networkforgood.com/projects/63833-al-otro-lado-fund
Apla Health https://aplahealth.orgGives free health care and Food to LGBT folks and HIV+ folks, regardless of their immigration status. USACaliforniaLos Angeles
The NOLP program (food pantry)
is only for HIV+ people but everyone
is welcome, social security
number is not required.
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-based Violencehttps://www.api-gbv.org/"The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It analyzes critical issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islander survivors; provides training, technical assistance, and policy analysis; and maintains a clearinghouse of information on gender violence, current research, and culturally-specific models of intervention and community engagement. The Institute serves a national network of advocates, community-based service programs, federal agencies, national and state organizations, legal, health, and mental health professionals, researchers, policy advocates, and activists from social justice organizations working to eliminate gender-based violence." This is extended to immigrant survivors: https://www.api-gbv.org/resources/may-2019-advocate-legal-services-findings-immigrant-survivors-fear-reporting-violence/. USACaliforniaOaklandDonate or subscribe to their Listserv to get updates. Link: https://www.api-gbv.org/listserv/.
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugeeshttps://www.gcir.org/"Inform funders of complex policy developments, trends, and issues impacting immigrants and refugees—and help them understand these issues within the context of their grantmaking priorities. We both bring critical, timely, and under-the-radar issues to funders attention, and we respond to longstanding and emerging interests of member foundations and other key stakeholders."USACaliforniaSebastopolJoin GCIR here: https://www.gcir.org/membership
Faith in the Valleyhttps://faithinthevalley.org/"Faith in the Valley believes that by coming together as a region, we can leverage investment in our communities across the Valley, dramatically impact policies that benefit the most vulnerable members of our region, and build the power we need to make the Central Valley a place where all people can have safe and healthy lives."USACaliforniaStocktonDonate here: https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=770635938&vlrStratCode=a%2bskx1OKn2%2fkBveujmUSX8vL5lF4eCyWjvFnKtaXiHlK0F%2bIcKei3BYthhrCdWTe
Kids In Need of Defensehttps://supportkind.org/KIND provides quality legal representation for immigrant children.USACalifornia, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington D.C., Washington StateLos Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Newark, New York, Houston, Washington D.C., SeattleNeeds legal interns and Spanish/English interpreters.
National Immigration Law Centerhttps://www.nilc.org/Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income.

At NILC, we believe that all people who live in the U.S. should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Over the years, we’ve been at the forefront of many of the country’s greatest challenges when it comes to immigration issues, and we play a major leadership role in addressing the real-life impact of policies that affect the ability of low-income immigrants to prosper and thrive.
USACalifornia, Washington D.C.Los Angeles CA, Washington D.C.Donate to the NILC or their immigrant justice fund: https://www.nilc.org/donate/Share their resources: https://www.nilc.org/get-involved/community-education-resources/ https://www.nilc.org/get-involved/links/
Freedom for Immigrantshttps://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/Freedom for Immigrants is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system.We are the only nonprofit in the country monitoring the human rights abuses faced by immigrants detained by ICE through a national hotline and network of volunteer detention visitors, while also modeling a community-based alternative to detention that welcomes immigrants into the social fabric of the United States. Through these windows into the system, we gather data and stories to combat injustice at the individual level and push systemic change.USACalifornia, Washington D.C., New York, TexasSan Francisco CA, Los Angeles CA, Santa Monica CA, Washington D.C., New York NY, Austin TXThey are looking for volunteers to help with community accompaniment, translation, fundraising, transportation, visitation, sponsorship/hosting, and storytelling. https://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/volunteer-application-formhttps://www.aplos.com/aws/give/CIVIC/Freedom-Maker ($25/month minimum becomes a 'Freedom-Maker')Pledge support: https://www.freedomforimmigrants.org/sponsor-freedom
Launch a Dignity Not Detention campaign: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a33042eb078691c386e7bce/t/5a8c74b9e2c483c4083fa156/1519154364279/Dignity_Not_Detention_Guide+.pdf
Casa de Pazhttps://www.casadepazcolorado.org/Casa de Paz (House of Peace) offers free lodging and meals to guests visiting their loved ones locked inside the immigrant detention center in Colorado. They also open the doors of their home to those who have been released from detention and need a place to stay as they make plans to get home to their families. They provide many other resources to local immigrants and their families. All of their services are provided at no cost to their guests.USAColoradoAuroraThey are 100% volunteer run. Learn more: www.casadepazcolorado.org/volunteerYou can donate household items: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=c20e72ebf70a459cb4db93a6e2fac930&lnk=registry_custom_url#1Volleyball Internacional is a diverse welcoming, family-friendly league where playing volleyball supports something bigger. 100% of the league's profit is donated directly to Casa de Paz, a local nonprofit with the mission to ease the isolating experience of immigrant detention, one simple act of love at a time. Learn more: https://www.casadepazcolorado.org/volleyball/
ACLU - Colorado https://aclu-co.org/issues/immigrants-rights/One of the issues ACLU Colorado works on is immigrant rights. Focuses include include prolonged detention periods, the application of labor laws to non-citizens, and violations of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition of warrantless intrusions into private homes. They also offer resources on how to ask for legal help, ways to request speakers, and updates on news and court dealings, etc.USAColoradoDenverhttps://aclu-co.org/volunteer/https://action.aclu.org/give/support-aclu-colorado
ASISTAhttps://asistahelp.org/"ASISTA provides a variety in-person and online training opportunities to attorneys and advocates who serve immigrant survivors of crime,including enhanced safety planning, basic and advanced topics on survivor-based forms of immigration benefits, policy and advocacy updates, litigation strategies, and more." USAConnecticutSuffieldNA https://secure.asistahelp.org/np/clients/asista/donation.jspBecome a member: https://secure.asistahelp.org/np/clients/asista/membershipJoin.jsp
Dream Defendershttps://www.dreamdefenders.org/home"Dream Defenders is a Miami, Florida-based activist group aimed at ending police and prisons (especially private prisons) as part of their policy and is geared towards people of color who share the goal of multi-racial organizing. Among other goals. they espouse ending the school-to-prison pipeline, by ending prisons, police, and redefining notions of freedom and safety."USAFloridaMiamiDonate here: https://www.dreamdefenders.org/onetime_donor Sign in support of the Freedom Papers here: https://www.dreamdefenders.org/
Episcopal Migration Ministrieshttps://episcopalmigrationministries.org/"Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) lives the call of welcome by supporting refugees, immigrants, and the communities that embrace them as they walk together in The Episcopal Church’s movement to create loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships rooted in compassion. EMM’s desire to honor the inherent value of human connection brings communities together to love their neighbors as themselves."USAFloridaMiamiDonate here: https://episcopalmigrationministries.org/donate-now/ Get involved here: https://episcopalmigrationministries.org/our-partners/
Deep Centerhttp://www.deepcenter.org/ "Deep Center uses writing, art, and culture to fuel the creative fires of Savannah’s young people, helping them connect their learning to their lives, their lives to their communities, and their actions to transformational change. We also work with adults in their village to make sure youth are seen in their full humanity, and to identify and advocate for administrative and legislative policies that make Savannah a safe place for all young people and their families."USAGeorgiaSavannahDonate here: http://www.deepcenter.org/give/
Heartland Alliancehttps://www.heartlandalliance.ca/"Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations—particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced—through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society."USAIllinoisChicagohttps://www.heartlandalliance.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer-with-heartland-alliance/https://www.heartlandalliance.org/donate
Alliance for Immigrant Neighborshttps://www.allianceforimmigrants.org/Legal, accessible legal aid for immigrants and their familiesUSAIllinoisDes Plaineshttps://www.allianceforimmigrants.org/donate
Exodus Refugee Immigrationhttps://www.exodusrefugee.org/Exodus Refugee Immigration is dedicated to the protection of human rights by serving the resettlement needs of refugees and other displaced people fleeing persecution, injustice, and war by welcoming them to Indiana.USAIndianaIndianapolisBe a youth or family mentor, teach English, greet refugee clients at their front desk, create or join a welcome team https://www.exodusrefugee.org/take-action/volunteer/)
exodusrefugee.org/take-action/household-donations/ – they have an Amazon wishlist, so you do not have to be local Call representatives and urge them to protect refugee resettlement programs https://www.exodusrefugee.org/take-action/advocate/
Immigrant Welcome Center https://www.immigrantwelcomecenter.org/The Immigrant Welcome Center empowers immigrants by providing services and community programs which equip them to help one another and connect with outside resources, enabling them to live successfully and contribute to the community. They also do advocacy work for policies and legislation that align with their mission.USAIndianaIndianapolishelp with fundraising initiatives, in naturalization clinics, or be a “natural helper” https://www.immigrantwelcomecenter.org/volunteer/https://www.immigrantwelcomecenter.org/donate/ donate household goods or volunteer at the monthly donation drive https://www.immigrantwelcomecenter.org/donation-drive/Host an event: https://www.immigrantwelcomecenter.org/volunteer/host-an-event/
La Casa de Amistadhttp://www.lacasadeamistad.org/La Casa provides help to immigrant families in many ways: citizenship test and English classes (free!); Legal services; preschool and after school programs for children, and more!USAIndianaSouth BendShort and long term volunteer opportunities available: http://www.lacasadeamistad.org/support-la-casa/volunteersinterns/https://www.paypal.com/paypalme2/lacasadeamistadhttp://www.lacasadeamistad.org/support-la-casa/needslist/
Iowa Immigrant Rights Programhttps://www.afsc.org/program/iowa-immigrant-rights-programworks with immigrants in Central Iowa to help build a sense of community so that new immigrants will be able to participate in the political processes in their communitiesUSAIowaDes Moineshttps://www.afsc.org/volunteers-interns-fellowshttps://secure.everyaction.com/j7ph2Um1GkmHE0ggtaLl3Q2
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvementhttp://iowacci.org/issues/immigration/Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement fights for workers' rights for immigrants in Iowa through community organizing.USAIowaDes MoinesContact them to volunteer: http://iowacci.org/contact-us/https://iowacci.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=4
Advocates for Immigrants Rights and Reconciliationhttps://www.airrkc.org/AIRR is building a support network for immigrants which provides tools and resources to be able to navigate their lives with confidence and pride. USAKansasKansas Cityhttps://www.airrkc.org/volunteer.htmlhttps://www.airrkc.org/donate.html
Catholic Charitieshttps://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/organization.392900-Catholic_Charities_of_Northeast_Kansas_La_Luz_Center_for_Legal_AssistanceCatholic Charities provides various resources to immigrants, including free legal advice, green card-work visa-permanent resident assistance, help with locating health care, housing assistance, and much more. USAKansasOverland Park and Wyandottehttps://catholiccharitiesks.org/volunteer/https://catholiccharitiesks.org/gifts-in-kind/https://catholiccharitiesks.org/cars4kc/
Kentuckians for the Commonwealthhttps://www.kftc.org/tags/immigrants-rightsKentuckians for the Commonwealth fights for diversity and integrity in their united communities by working for comprehensive immigration reform in Kentucky. USAKentuckyBig Sandy, Madison County, Shelby County, Central Kentucky, Northern Kentucky, Southern Kentucky, Cumberland, Perry County, Western Kentucky, Harlan County, Rolling Bluegrass, Wilderness Trace, Jefferson County, Rowan Countyvolunteer at an event: http://www.kftc.org/election/eventshttps://secure.everyaction.com/aU5J7B3OuEGr5gDU9BEPSg2?sourceid=1002787join a chapter: http://www.kftc.org/chapters
Kentucky Equal Justice Centerhttps://www.kyequaljustice.org/maxlegalaidMaxwell Street Legal Clinic is a program of Kentucky Equal Justice Center which offers low-cost, high-quality immigration legal services to low-income immigrants.USAKentuckyLexingtonApplication form here: https://www.kyequaljustice.org/get-involvedhttps://donatenow.networkforgood.org/kyequaljustice
Kentucky Refugee Ministrieshttps://kyrm.org/They help new refugees to the US by helping them with housing, and providing ESL classes, cultural orientation classes, job readiness workshops, and legal support, among other services.USAKentuckyLouisvillehttps://kyrm.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Catholic Charities of New Orleanshttp://www.ccano.org/immigration-services/Catholic Charities of New Orleans provides several services for immigrants, including legal services and support for domestic violence survivors, and translation services.USALouisianaNew Orleanshttp://www.ccano.org/volunteer/https://secure2.convio.net/ccano/site/Donation2?idb=836730360&DONATION_LEVEL_ID_SELECTED=1&df_id=1460&mfc_pref=T&1460.donation=form1&idb=0
New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justicehttp://nowcrj.org/NOWCRJ was founded as a response to the racist and anti-immigrant responses to Hurricane Katrina, and now works to help black and immigrant workers to build grassroots advocacy campaigns.USALouisianaNew Orleanssign up for updates and indicate interest in volunteering: https://secure.everyaction.com/_w-7kmKkI0SOHneh-qSdFQ2https://secure.everyaction.com/kdreIDCl7EaeVoxte_GedA2Volunteer, donate
Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalitionhttps://www.maineimmigrantrights.org/MIRC works to improve the legal, social and economic conditions experienced by Maine’s immigrants, through advocacy, information sharing, and collaboration between member organizations.USAMainePortlandFind volunteer opportunities for various events at https://www.maineimmigrantrights.org/news/https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=LNemq_Ui2LMwOT7RXLyYeZKigow3y89a0tei-SB-FzydaZlmrRQ9BXzlPRVwK5MJDpeG3G&country.x=US&locale.x=US
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Projecthttps://ilapmaine.org/ILAP helps immigrants improve their legal status and advocates for more just and humane laws and policies.USAMainePortlandhttps://ilapmaine.org/volunteerhttps://ilapmaine.org/donate
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inchttps://cliniclegal.org/CLINIC works to protect immigrant rights and promotes community immigration legal programs.USAMarylandSilver Springhttps://cliniclegal.org/estamos-unidos-volunteerhttps://cliniclegal.org/donateApply for an internship: https://cliniclegal.org/about-us/jobs-internships
Sign up for trainings: https://cliniclegal.org/training
HIAShttps://www.hias.org/"HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are.
We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom.
We advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve."
CASA of Maryland https://wearecasa.org/Works with undocumented communities on know your rights trainings, coordinates efforts to find those who have been detained by ICE and get them the help/ legal counsel they need, provides services to the immigrant communities in Baltimore and other places around Maryland, holds programming for bystanders/ allies so they are as informed as possible on helpful and hurtful actions USAMaryland, Pennsylvania, VirginiaVariousVolunteer with data entry, administrative support, and membership engagement
ArCS Clusterhttps://www.arcscluster.orgThis organization helps provide refugees with a safe place to live as well as with basic necessities such as food and clothing. Volunteers also help refugees with jobs, transportation, and medical needs.USAMassachusettsArlington, Cambridge, and SomervilleVolunteer opportunities include being a friend (meeting up with an asylum seeker every couple weeks), assisting with transportation, host an asylum seeker, etc.
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalitionhttp://www.miracoalition.org/A coalition with 130 partner groups. Does education and training (ESL and more), leadership development, institutional organizing, strategic communications, policy analysis and advocacy, health services, and refugee resettlement.USAMassachusettsBostonhttp://www.miracoalition.org/get-involvedSign up for emails for action items, learn about key bills and contact legislators.
The PAIR Projecthttps://www.pairproject.org/Free legal representation, volunteer opportunities, asylum clinics.USAMassachusettsBostonhttps://www.pairproject.org/supportusPro bono legal partners needed.
"Cosecha is a new nonviolent movement fighting for the humane and permanent protection of immigrants in this country."USAMassachusettsBoston
Sign up to join here:
Boston Immigrant Justice Accompaniment Network
"We provide accompaniment, which can include support in court or at ICE check-ins, legal referrals, fundraising for bond or legal fees, letters of support from the community, rides for families to visit loved ones in detention, and logistical assistance with paperwork or bond payments. We also help with housing, transportation, and other immediate needs of people released on bond who have no other resources in the community."USAMassachusettsBoston
"JVS was founded in 1938 during the Great Depression to assist Jewish immigrants and refugees struggling to enter the American workforce and support their families. Today, JVS is among the oldest and largest providers of adult education and workforce development services in Greater Boston, serving a diverse clientele representing over 67 nations, and speaking 59 languages, and helping people secure financial independence through educational and employment services."USAMassachusettsBoston
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston - Refugee and Immigration Services
"In partnership with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, our organization provides family reunification services to unaccompanied immigrant children released from the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement pending their immigration court proceedings. As a Catholic organization, our faith calls on us to assist these unaccompanied children. Please see below for ways you can get involved, or email info@ccab.org to speak with someone in our office."USAMassachusettsBostonhttps://www.ccab.org/node/1276
Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Centerhttp://www.riacboston.orgThis organization helps refugees settle in the Boston and Worcester area as well as provide counseling, English, citizenship, and social services. Adolescents can also gain help with their homework and sports.USAMassachusettsBoston and Worcesterhttp://www.riacboston.org/107-2/
Immigrant Family Services
"In addition, IFSI advocates for immigrant rights, most recently addressing current TPS recipients by helping with alternative paths to citizenship and providing accurate and timely information about and responses to new developments. IFSI is currently developing a Navigator Program to provide one-stop service for recent immigrants to access education, employment, healthcare and other services critical to successful integration."USAMassachusettsRoslindale
Student Immigration Movementhttp://simforus.org/"The Student Immigrant Movement is a MA-based statewide immigrant youth-led organization. We fight for the liberation of the undocumented community through the development of a network of immigrant youth organizers in high-density immigrant communities. We organize youth, ages 13-30, and provide political education, leadership training, protection, guidance, mentorship, and safe healing spaces."USAMassachusetts
One Michigan for Immigrants’ Rightshttp://1michigan.org/One Michigan provides resources to immigrant communities through organizing, education, and empowerment, with a youth-centered leadership approach.USAMichiganDetroithttp://1michigan.org/take-action/
Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rightshttp://www.mcirr.org/MCIRR coordinates educational and organizational efforts that build capacity within Michigan's immigrant advocacy community; supports immigrants' rights in federal, state, and local policy; and promotes a more positive and inclusive atmosphere for immigrants and refugees in MichiganUSAMichiganKalamazooparticipate in quarterly meetings and workshops: http://www.mcirr.org/membership-forms.htmlhttp://www.mcirr.org/donate.html
Michigan Immigrant Rights Centerhttps://michiganimmigrant.org/MIRC is a legal resource center for Michigan's immigrant communities.USAMichiganYpsilanti, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoohttps://michiganimmigrant.org/employment-internships-and-volunteeringhttps://michiganimmigrant.org/donate
Volunteer Lawyers Networkhttps://www.vlnmn.org/Volunteer Lawyers Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting Minnesotans experiencing poverty with some of the top private lawyers in the state at no cost.USAMinnesotaMinneapolisVolunteer as an attorney: https://www.vlnmn.org/volunteerhttps://www.vlnmn.org/donate
International Institute of Minnesotahttps://iimn.org/The International Institute of Minnesota provides services and resources such as language classes, citizenship classes, job training, refugee resettlement and more.USAMinnesotaSt. PaulVolunteer: apply for one of their listed positions assisting in education, resettlement programs, and more, or fill out the form to express general interest with a description of what you would like to do https://iimn.org/volunteer/Donate: https://iimn.z2systems.com/np/clients/iimn/donation.jsp?campaign=66&&
Apply for an internship: https://iimn.org/about/internships/
Center for Victims of Torturehttps://www.cvt.org/The Center for Victims of Torture exists to provide healing services for victims of torture and violent conflict. While this does not necessarily includes immigrants, the majority of the people they serve in the U.S. are immigrants.USAMinnesotaSt. PaulVolunteer: https://www.cvt.org/what-you-can-do/volunteerDonate money or goods: cvt.org/what-you-can-do/donateDonate money or goods: cvt.org/what-you-can-do/donate
Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committeehttps://mirac1.wordpress.com/ (more info at facebook.com/pg/miracmn/about/?ref=page_internal)MIRAC works for legalization, for a moratorium on raids and deportations, and for drivers licenses for all regardless of immigration statusUSAMinnesotaSt. Paulhttps://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=c_5TAArENZspLy0Q_Rvs_ABr4jclNKQw20H7I4miZXtRuitgodoNHH9mAi4HmVjoe7W7qW&country.x=US&locale.x=US
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesotahttps://www.ilcm.orgILCM provides immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota, works to educate Minnesotans about immigration issues, and does advocacy work on both a state and federal level.USAMinnesotaSt. Paulhttps://www.ilcm.org/get-involved/volunteer/https://www.ilcm.org/get-involved/donate/https://www.ilcm.org/get-involved/action-network/
Mississippi Immigrants' Rights Alliancehttps://yourmira.wordpress.com/Coordinates home meetings with immigrant community members; organizes public education forums and workshops in neighborhood gathering places and community centers; conducts public education and legal advocacy by the Legal ProjectUSAMississippiJacksonBecome a MIRA Volunteer.Donate/become a MIRA Member.
Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocateshttps://www.mira-mo.org/Provides resources, education, and guides for citizen lobbyistsUSAMissouriSt. Louis
Fair Immigration Reform Movementhttps://fairimmigration.org/FIRM is a national coalition of grassroots organizations coordinated by the Center for Community Change fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal levels.USANationalFind a local member organization to learn more about ways to get involved: https://fairimmigration.org/members
ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project https://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrants-rightsThis page has a ton of resources for immigrants and the general public. They provide notes on what’s at stake, current issues, the latest news/stats, and how people can get involved. There are also links to blogs, videos, press releases, features, court cases, other stories, and reports.USANational HQ in New YorkNational HQ in New Yorkhttps://action.aclu.org/give/nowGet involved via these actions:
Amnesty International USAhttps://www.amnestyusa.org"Amnesty International has helped protect the human rights of refugees and asylum-seekers for decades – documenting the conditions they’re fleeing, ensuring that individual people are protected, and changing the policies so that more people can rebuild their lives in safety." Link: https://www.amnestyusa.org/campaigns/refugee-and-migrant-rights/. USANational HQ in New YorkNational HQ in New YorkNA Advocates can donate, send a letter, sign a petition, or take action in an urgent case. Link: https://www.amnestyusa.org/take-action/act-now/.
Advancement Project https://advancementproject.org/issues/immigrant-justice/The Advancement Project was created to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. One of their focuses is immigrant justice. They work to end unnecessary criminalization of immigrants by dismantling the systems that oppress immigrants and communities of color.USANational office in Washington D.C.National office in Washington D.C.https://advancementproject.org/donate/
ACLU Nebraskahttps://www.aclunebraska.org/en/issues/immigrants-rightsUses targeted impact litigation, advocacy, and public outreach to protect the rights and liberties of immigrants.USANebraskaLincolnhttps://action.aclu.org/give/support-aclu-nebraskaTake action: https://www.aclunebraska.org/en/take-action
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraskahttps://www.lfsneb.org/service-type/community-services/They are one of the major social services agencies in Omaha. In addition to offering direct services to refugees and immigrants, they also coordinate sponsor families and congregations for when they move to and transition into life in Omaha.USANebraskaOmahahttps://www.lfsneb.org/get-involved/https://www.lfsneb.org/donate/
Refugee Empowerment Centerhttps://refugeeempowerment.org/The Refugee Empowerment Center assists refugees who are transitioning from their own culture to American life. They focus on helping refugees live and work productively, further their education, and achieve a better life for themselves and their children.USANebraskaOmahahttps://refugeeempowerment.org/volunteer/https://refugeeempowerment.org/donate/
Benson Area Refugee Taskforcehttp://www.bensonrefugeetf.com/The Benson Area Refugee Taskforce (BART) stands with and for all Omaha refugees, especially our neighbors at Yale Park apartments. BART opposes any decisions to allow refugees to live in substandard housing and will continue to provide community support with our partners through advocacy and direct aid, and we will join efforts that empower, not suppress refugees.
USANebraskaOmahaDonate: http://www.bensonrefugeetf.com/Join the task force mailing list: http://www.bensonrefugeetf.com/
Omaha Together One Community (OTOC)https://otoc.org/current-issues/Click on the "Immigration and Refugee Support" on the linked webpage. OTOC focuses on policy change for a wide variety of issues, with one of their focus areas being the support of immigrant communities.USANebraskaOmahaContact to learn how to help: https://otoc.org/contact/
Immigrant Legal Centerhttps://www.immigrantlc.org/Provides legal services, education, and a safe hotline for immigrants and their families to ask for helpUSANebraskaOmahahttps://www.immigrantlc.org/you-can-help/https://www.immigrantlc.org/donate/
Nevada Immigrant Coalitionhttps://www.facebook.com/NevadaImmigrationCoalition/Builds strategic communication and cooperation among immigrant rights organizations and activistsUSANevadaStay updated and respond to calls to action on the Nevada Immigrant Coalition's Facebook page.
Welcoming New Hampshirehttps://welcomingnh.org/immigrants-rights-and-information/"Through education and cultural activities that both engage non-immigrant audiences and empower immigrants to claim their own voices, Welcoming New Hampshire strives to build an understanding of the impact and contributions of immigrants that will lead to stronger and more inclusive communities and fight back against the anti-immigrant sentiment that has divided so many." USANew Hampshirehttps://app.mobilecause.com/f/1ml1/n?vid=2a4nhAnswer the call of the various resources provided on the website.
Make the Road NJhttps://www.maketheroadnj.org/Organizes communities; provides legal and support services; innovates policies; transforms educationUSANew JerseyElizabethhttps://www.maketheroadnj.org/volunteerhttps://www.maketheroadnj.org/donate
First Friends of New Jersey and New York
First Friends volunteers visit detained friends in detention centers, as well as write letters to detainees through a pen pal program. Once friends are released from the detention centers, First Friends helps with resettlement.USANew JerseyKearny
University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (Rutgers University)https://global.rutgers.edu/refugees-and-migrants/resources/uarrmUARRM is an alliance of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers seeking to empower and protect refugees and migrants. Its mandate centers on higher education and vocational training for refugee and at-risk migrant students, scholars fleeing conflict an/or repression, and members of their families. They focus their efforts on increasing legal pathways to the US, overcoming barriers to entry into US higher education, providing local assistance once in the area, as well as advocacy, awareness raising, and research.USANew JerseyNewarkContact Jane Roche at janer85@rutgers.edu to learn more and get involved
New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justicehttps://www.njimmigrantjustice.org/Creates and achieves policies that welcome and support immigrants to become rooted economically, polittically, and socially.USANew JerseyVolunteer: https://www.njimmigrantjustice.org/volunteer // Internships: https://www.njimmigrantjustice.org/internshiphttps://donatenow.networkforgood.org/njaijSign petitions and get involved with policies such as Let's Drive NJ/Manejemos NJ Campaign for Driver's Licenses and End Family Separation.
New Mexico Immigrant Law Centerhttps://nmilc.org/Champions policy, education, and advocacy; provides direct servieces and leadership programsUSANew MexicoAlbuquerquehttps://nmilc.org/get-involved/https://nmilc.org/get-involved/donate/Join newsletter; become pro bono attorneys.
Santa Fe Dreamer's Projecthttp://www.santafedreamersproject.org/SFDP offers free legal services to immigrants regardless of their documentation status. While they work with anyone who needs the assistance, they specifically aim to support trans women, victims of violence, children, and separated families.USANew MexicoSanta Fehttp://www.santafedreamersproject.org/donate-now-1Sponsor a trans asylum seeker: http://www.santafedreamersproject.org/sponsor-a-trans-asylum-seeker
Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE)
This is a non-profit after school program for refugee students where teachers and volunteers help the students with homework as well as play games and plan activities for them. Dinner is provided as well. We also offer English classes for adults. There is also a summer camp offered for the students where they come and teachers will have lessons and activities planned and the students will get breakfast and lunch. USANew YorkAlbany
This is a really great program and
we are always looking for and
welcoming new students to join us.
Brooklyn Community Foundation Immigrant Rights Fundhttps://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/immigrant-rights-fundCollects rapid-response funds for immigrant-serving nonprofits in the communityUSANew YorkBrooklynhttps://bcfny.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/immigrantrightsfund
Emma's Torchhttps://emmastorch.org/"We provide refugees with culinary training, ESL classes and interview preparation. We set them up for successful employment in an industry in which their cultural heritage and cuisine can be celebrated. What’s more, we provide a community in which they can build supportive relationships."USANew YorkBrooklynDonate here: https://emmastorch.org/donate Contact them about hiring their students here: https://emmastorch.org/hiring-partners
Make the Road NYhttps://maketheroadny.org/issue/immigration/Make the Road NY works for concrete change for immigrant families of all makeups through provision of legal and survival services, transformative education, community organizing, and policy innovation.USANew YorkBrooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, and Westchester County
https://maketheroadny.org/other-ways-to-give/Sign petition for One Far Wage: https://p2a.co/HKTJPQ7
attend an event: https://maketheroadny.org/attend-an-event/