Volunteer Activities

Bond Program

The San Antonio Bond Program is a volunteer activity that allows individuals to assist our staff in the immigration bond payment process. Volunteers submit bond paperwork at the ICE office in San Antonio, which frees staff time to process new bond applications. Once the bonds are paid by you, the individual(s) will be released from detention and safely reunited with their family/friends/sponsor.

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid form of identification (government issued ID)

Host a Fundraiser

By hosting a fundraiser you are helping us support our programs and ensure that services remain available to those who need them. Check out our fundraising page for more details!

Location: Remote/Virtual

Requirements: N/A

Interpreter Team

The RAICES Interpreter Team consists of volunteers who are fluent in both English and another language (or more than 1 other language). The persons served by RAICES are from all over the world and often we need assistance with over-the-phone interpretations so that individuals can hear vital information in their primary language. Volunteer interpreters will complete a training and self-assessment for language skills before joining the team.

Location: Remote/Virtual

Requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be completely fluent in both English and at least one other language

Translation Team

The RAICES Translation Program is a network of translators across the world that can offer our staff in-person and remote document translation or video transcription assistance. The Translation Team ensures that personal testimonies, official documents, and other required information is translated into English so that it can be presented in court to further individual asylum cases. Additionally, volunteer translators assist us with translating educational documents, social media posts, etc. so that we can send information to the people served by our programs in their primary languages.

Location: Remote/Virtual

Requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years or older
  • Be completely fluent in both English and the language you are translating