Undergraduate Students

Volunteer Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant is always excited when an undergraduate volunteers to help us out.  Undergraduate students work directly with clients and with law students and lawyers. As any previous undergraduate volunteer can tell you, life at EBSC is never boring. For students who are learning Spanish, EBSC will help you perfect it.

General responsibilities include: doing intake and filling out paperwork with our clients, translating documents, helping with phones, working on fund raising and outreach projects, working on outreach articles for our newsletter, serving as a translator during an asylum interview, teaching English to Spanish Speakers, and helping to sell crafts.

Volunteering at EBSC is also a great way to figure out what you want do to for the future. People considering going onto law school are welcome to work with our law students and lawyers to learn what this path looks like. Contact Sister Maureen for more information.

For Cal Undergrads: Earn Credits While You Volunteer at EBSC!

Ethnic Studies 197 “Field Study in Communities of Color” allows Cal students to volunteer at EBSC and to work towards their graduation. Participants are required to volunteer for 90 hours during the semester and submit a paper about their volunteer experiences.  Please email Maria Paniagua if you want to volunteer.

EBSC Would Like to Thank Prof. Amelia Barili!

EBSC would like to thank Professor Amelia Barili of Cal’s Spanish & Portuguese Department. Prof. Barili teaches Spanish 102A Advanced Grammar and Composition. As part of her class, she asks that each student volunteer 10 hours at EBSC. Her students directly interact with our clients in our office, assist non-Spanish speaking law students by translating, research country condition documents from local news outlets in Central and South America, and translate written documents from English to Spanish.

Inside the Living Room!

Inside the Living Room (ILR) is a brilliant group of Cal undergraduates who are seeking to understand immigrant refugee rights, legal processes/frameworks, and immigrant advocacy through educational programs for both immigrants and the public. ILR connects students with various volunteer opportunities available through EBSC. More specifically, interns will partner with clients served under the California Asylum Representation Clinic and assist immigrants/refugees with basic needs such as finding a job, developing language skills (English as a second language), finding education for their children, and more. Please email Manuel De Paz if you want more information, or visit the ILR website.

Have you been an EBSC Undergraduate Volunteer in the past?  Tell the world your experience. Email EBSC.