Volunteer

The Bernardo Kohler Center needs attorneys, interpreters, translators and host families to volunteer their time to help us continue our mission.

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Attorneys

There is no government-appointed counsel in immigration cases, and volunteer attorneys are always needed, and make a huge difference in the lives of our clients. Without the dedication and commitment of attorney volunteers, the B.K.C. would be unable to serve the needs of its clients, and many would be forced to return home to face abuses such as human trafficking, domestic violence, torture, or death. Providing pro bono assistance to an abused or abandoned juvenile, a victim of human trafficking, or an asylum seeker is an unparalleled opportunity to serve the community, and to advocate for the most vulnerable members of our society.

Interpreters & Translators

We are actively seeking quality interpreters and translators for our cases. If you are fluent in a language other than English and would like to volunteer, please contact us. Documents may be translated via internet, and interpreters are always needed for client interviews and mock hearings. If we do not have clients for your particular language at the moment, there are always special projects to work on. We currently have particular need for Nepali translators!

Host Families for Juveniles

Families or individuals interested in providing accommodation to juveniles seeking asylum or Special Immigrant Juvenile status on their 18th birthday are needed. You can help these juveniles avoid adult detention and continue their education while their cases are concluded. A criminal background check is required.