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How You Can Help New Arrivals

JFCS Immigration Legal Services can use your help and/or expertise to help new arrivals navigate and understand the processes and paperwork necessary to maintain their legal status. If you believe "We are stronger when all are welcome," then please join us.

If you would like to learn more about immigration law while earning your CLE credits, see our calendar of upcoming events and register.

How We Help

With the help of trained volunteers, we help clients complete their applications for refugee green cards and U.S. citizenship.

412-904-5966 | immigration@jfcspgh.org

If you are an attorney able to offer some pro bono hours to represent immigrant clients, please contact us to learn more about our Unaccompanied Minors Pro Bono Project. You will be paired with another attorney to be mentored through the process.

How We Help

We help minors arriving in the U.S. without parents or legal guardians navigate the complex laws of the U.S. immigration system and understand their options.

412-904-5966 | immigration@jfcspgh.org

Please note: all volunteers must complete background checks and security screenings, and commit at least 10 hours per week for a minimum of one semester or summer session.

Make a Donation
Our ability to provide exceptional free and low-cost services depends on maintaining our operating costs and meeting projected expenses. You can make a secure donation online.

Become a Speaker
We need people to speak about our work at a variety of activities and events, like trainings, outreach and educational talks, on topics such as “Know Your Rights,” among others. We will train speakers and provide all materials.

Are you a Writer?
Volunteers can help us preserve and spread the stories of our clients’ successes, so we can share them with our supporters and the community.

We need Volunteer Attorneys
Professional assistance is always needed to help obtain citizenship and green cards, represent unaccompanied minors, attend bond hearings, and more. We provide training and workshops for interested volunteer attorneys.

Office Work
There are a variety of skilled office tasks that always need doing: data entry, file organizing and scanning, preparing letters, and more.

We work with clients who speak many languages, and volunteers who can speak and/or write in different languages are critical to our services. (Written documents can be done remotely.)

Special Skills
Perhaps you wish to become involved and have other useful skills – please tell us how you would like to help!

412-904-5966 | immigration@jfcspgh.org