- 3-5 hours on a couple of Saturdays per year
Is This the Right Fit for Me?
You’ve got the energy for a lively and sometimes chaotic morning, but you know the importance of taking time in all that to offer one-on-one attention to someone. You’re motivated to get a lot of work done in a short amount of time, and you love working with a team to accomplish that work together. You can follow the detailed directions of the attorney and group leader. You have a love for people from foreign lands.
About Justice for Our Neighbors
Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) welcomes immigrants into Grand Rapids by providing high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy. As part of a nationwide outreach project of UMCOR and the First United Methodist Churches throughout West Michigan, JFON provides free or low-cost immigration legal services to those earning 200% of poverty or less.
What Others are Saying
“By volunteering with Justice for Our Neighbors, we’re afforded the opportunity to interpret the world from the lens of others. JFON’s commitment to making a difference in the community inspires us to be a part of this mission.”Jose and Belinda
What to Expect
Complete a volunteer application and select “form preparation clinic” as your area of interest. You’ll receive a welcome letter from JFON’s volunteer coordinator. Two to three weeks ahead of each clinic, you’ll receive an email recruiting volunteers. When you respond, you’re able to indicate which role you’d like to play: form preparation or administrative support. (Think: people v. behind the scenes.) Those preparing forms must attend a training the morning of the clinic. You’ll sign confidentiality statement before their first shift.