“Volunteering with Las Americas was a fabulous experience. It was intensive learning about the bureaucratic mess which is our immigration system.

The staff at Las Americas are incredibly compassionate and work diligently to advocate for people seeking asylum in El Paso. I was humbled by their focus and devotion to this cause.”

- Rachel Berger, social work volunteer from Seattle, 2019

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center has always relied on talented, hardworking volunteers to meet the daily needs of our organization. Hundreds of volunteers of various ages and backgrounds from across the country have come through our doors, helping us make our goals a reality.

Volunteers may assist with general administrative and clerical work for Las Americas, including filing, file organizing, photocopying, answering phones, shipping and mailing, drafting routine correspondence, and covering the front desk in addition to work in the volunteer’s area of interest.


  • Administrative - assisting the administrative team with clerical work, administrative upkeep, bookkeeping, and more.

  • Development - assisting our administrative team with grant research, grant writing, grant reporting, and coordination of any fundraisers.

  • Legal (Detained) - assisting the Detained Team with legal administrative support, including data entry, translations, and other tasks as needed.

  • Legal (Non-Detained) - assisting our legal teams with legal work (work varies by program and language skills).

  • Public Relations - assisting our administrative team with maintenance of our website, social media, and mass email communications.

  • Research - assisting our legal team with country conditions reports, legal research, and general immigration research.

  • Skills-Based - if you are a professional who is interested in donating your time to Las Americas, please fill out our application and indicate your area of expertise.

  • Translations - assisting our legal team with translation of legal documents (Spanish).

For more information, email volunteersinfo@las-americas.org or call (915) 544-5126 ext. 27.


To Apply: please fill out our volunteer application and submit it to volunteersinfo@las-americas.org with the volunteer position of interest in the subject line.

Application Process:

  1. Submit your volunteer application to volunteersinfo@las-americas.org.

  2. You will be contacted to schedule an interview.

  3. Acceptance into volunteering program.

  4. Attend mandatory orientation and training.

*Please note that Las Americas only accepts volunteers over the age of 18.