At the end of 2019 our community of volunteers clocked in over 6,400 hours of time to our programs. These volunteers have made it possible for RAICES to assist thousands of undocumented families and individuals, refugees, and asylum-seekers all throughout Texas.

By volunteering with RAICES, you have the opportunity to join a community of allies taking action against an immigration system that breaks families apart and leaves millions without pathways to legal status.

Available volunteer opportunities are listed below, along with their requirements. Some may require attending an orientation and filling out an application.

NOTE: All volunteers 18 years or older will be required to complete a background check.

Would you like to attend a Volunteer Orientation?


Learn more about opportunities for volunteering in:


Learn more about educational and meaningful volunteer opportunities for youth and students.


Learn more about our remote volunteering opportunities.


Learn more about fighting families’ deportations and detention with the Karnes Pro Bono Project.

We use a database called Better Impact to schedule volunteers. After completing the Volunteer Application, you will have a Better Impact profile. We have created a Better Impact User Guide for Volunteers that will guide you through this process. Volunteers are responsible for signing themselves up for activities through Better Impact.

For all other questions, see our FAQs.

See how much of an impact volunteers make below!

Volunteer Impact Report 2020