EBSC would not continue to exist without the great support of our volunteers. We have opportunities for High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Law Students, Members of our Community, and Attorneys.
We have lots of things for you to do, depending on your skills, interests, and availability. Possibilities include, but are definitely not limited to:
- Doing intakes and filling out paperwork for clients.
- Translating documents
- Helping with answering phones, running errands, etc.
- Working of fundraising and outreach projects
- Writing articles for our newsletter, the Exodus
- Serving as a translator during an asylum interview.
- Accompanying and advocating for asylum-seekers and immigrants during interviews and appointments.
- Teaching English as a second language.
- Teaching basic United States Civics to immigrants that are preparing to naturalize as United States Citizens.
- Partnering with refugee families and guide their adaptation to the United States community.
- Helping sell crafts.
Spanish is helpful, particularly if you would like to work with clients, but is not required. We have plenty of tasks and projects that need doing that do not require a second language. If you do speak Spanish or another language fluently, we are always looking for people to serve as interpreters and translators.
Click the links in the first paragraph of this page to see what how our volunteers help EBSC! If you would like to volunteer, please email volunteer [at] eastbaysanctuary [dot] org .