Volunteer Placements

The Volunteer Placements program is designed to be a powerful opportunity for individuals who are willing to lend their skills and/or expertise to leave a meaningful impact with one of our partner organizations, while also strengthening their own personal faith through justice work.

Past volunteer roles include

Spanish translator
Medical professional
Legal aid
Videographer/ Photographer
Agriculture specialist

Join the Volunteer Team

UUCSJ is recruiting a team of passionate volunteers to be among the first to know when new volunteer opportunities arise throughout the year.

Click the button to fill out an Interest Form and stay in touch!

Current Volunteer Placements: Click each opportunity to learn more

Are You Syrious?

Are You Syrious is recruiting volunteers to support efforts to provide humanitarian aid and support to asylum seekers and refugees in the capital, Zagreb – in their integration center/ Free Shop and in the Porin refugee reception center.

Date/s: Ongoing – Minimum of three months of service
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

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Asylum Protection Center

Asylum Protection Center is a professional organization in need of volunteer support to provide information and humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in/around asylum and reception centers throughout Serbia. Volunteers will be involved in organizing various workshops and take part in integration support to refugees.

Date/s: Ongoing – Minimum of one month of service

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FM4 Paso Libre

FM4 Paso Libre, is a non-profit organization that works to defend and promote the human rights of migrants and refugees in the west part of Mexico through comprehensive support, advocacy and research.

Date/s: December 2018, January 2019, May 2019, August 2019 – Minimum one month of service
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico

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Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)

GLAHR needs volunteers with experience in grant writing and website development to support their growing movement throughout the state of Georgia.

Date/s: September 4, November 1, December 3 – Minimum of 20 hours of service
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC)

The Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative (MuslimARC), founded in 2014, is a faith-based human rights education organization. Their goals are to create learning spaces that foster racial equity, connect people to build a multi-racial network, and cultivate solutions to advance and amplify racial equity.

Date/s: Ongoing – Minimum of 10-15 hours of service
Location: Virtual (also Michigan or Southern California)

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RAICES is looking for fluent Spanish-speaking volunteers to travel to San Antonio to support women asylum seekers either in the nearby Karnes detention facility or after they’re released and dropped off at a local bus station.

Karnes dates: February 11-16, 2019; April 1-6, 2019; July 1-6, 2019 (All Monday through Saturday)
Bus Station dates: December 17-21, 2018; February 11-15, 2019; April 8-12, 2019; June 3-7, 2019; July 29 – August 2, 2019

Location: San Antonio, Texas

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Transgender Law Center

The Transgender Law Center’s Trans Immigrant Defense Effort (TIDE) recruits and trains pro bono attorneys to meet the urgent need for legal services for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) immigrants.

Date/s: Ongoing
Location: Multiple Locations – U.S.

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Join the Volunteer Team

Want to stay up to date on new volunteer opportunities? Join the Volunteer Team and you will be notified of new volunteer opportunities and invited to apply to those that match your skills and interests. 

Know Before You Go!

  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to participate
  • UUCSJ requires that all volunteers have or will have health insurance that will cover them in the volunteer location
  • UUCSJ does not have funding available to assist volunteers when traveling to and from volunteer locations, nor for self-support while at the volunteer site (e.g. internal transportation, food, medical needs)
  • For many locations, UUCSJ requires that all volunteers have received a tetanus shot within 9 months of the volunteer opportunity
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