General Volunteer Activities

There are a number of volunteer activities available with RAICES. They are listed below. To learn more about completing an application, visit our home volunteer page.

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

San Antonio Volunteer Activities

Bus Station Program

Our post-release team provides direct services to individuals and families recently released from detention, including assistance at the downtown San Antonio bus station to review travel documents, provide basic legal orientations, and organize referrals.

Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be completely fluent in Spanish
  • Provide own transportation

Bond Program

The San Antonio Bond Program is a volunteer activity that allows individuals to assist our staff in the bond payment process. Volunteers have the opportunity to go to the ICE office in San Antonio and submit bond paperwork. A bond volunteer has the opportunity of releasing a detained individual that day!

Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a valid form of identification
  • Provide own transportation

Refugee Resettlement Program

Refugee Resettlement volunteers are responsible for welcoming newly arriving families to our community. Their new home signifies new beginnings in the U.S. With the efforts of volunteers, we can make sure families start their new lives in a well-furnished home.

Requirements:

  • There are no general requirements for this program

Translation Team

The RAICES Translation Program is a network of translators across the world that can offer our staff in-person and remote translation assistance. Each day, volunteers on the Translation Team provide document translations used for cases and in-person translations for our programs.

Requirements:

  • Be completely fluent in both English and the language you are translating
  • Have experience translating official documents

Accompaniment Program

The San Antonio Accompaniment Program is a volunteer activity that allows individuals to attend and ICE or Ankle Monitor check in with an asylum seeker. Volunteers have the opportunity to go to these check-ins to offer support, witness the immigration process and advocate for change in the immigration system and in our community.

Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide own transportation

General Office Assistance

Often our programs in San Antonio need assistance with scanning, filing, data entry, and sorting various documents and materials. It is a huge help to our staff and a great way to experience what goes on behind the scenes at a nonprofit!

Requirements:

  • Be at least 14 years old

Corpus Christi Volunteer Activities

General Office Assistance

Our office in Corpus Christi needs assistance with scanning, filing, data entry, and sorting various documents and materials. It is a huge help to our staff and a great way to experience what goes on behind the scenes at a nonprofit!

Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

Remote Volunteer Activities

Cartas de Corazón

Giving cards to people is one way we can show the support for individuals and families migrating to the United States. This is a great activity for families to do together and adds another layer of humanity to the services we provide.

Requirements:

Activities Specifically for Attorneys

Karnes Pro Bono Project