Become a Volunteer
Become a Student Volunteer
Are you interested in helping immigrant rights organizations but don't know how? ILDC, the Immigrant Legal Defense Center welcomes student volunteers to learn more about immigration by educating immigrant communities about their civil rights, assisting our volunteer attorneys with translation, organizing fundraising events for ILDC, spreading the word about ILDC's services through social media, becoming a child advocate for immigrant children, and collaborating with educational graphic design projects for our Know Your Rights workshops.
UCSB student volunteers at the Lights for Liberty vigil in Santa Barbara
Become a Pro Bono Attorney
No Experience in Immigration Law Necessary
Are you looking for a way to help the local immigrant community? Did you know that not a single non-profit organization in the entire Central Coast exclusively represents immigrants in removal proceedings? The ILDC fills this void by training volunteer attorneys to represent immigrants in bond proceedings. Following sign-up, volunteer attorneys attend a comprehensive bond training conducted by seasoned practitioners to learn the nuts and bolts of bond representation. Then, attorneys are matched with a mentoring immigration attorney who will provide guidance on each case to ensure high quality legal representation.
Become an Interpreter
All languages welcome
Are you a fluent in a second language? Do you want to help interpret between our clients and their pro bono attorney?
Become a Pro Bono Psychological Evaluator
Are you a LCSW, psychiatrist, or a psychologist looking for a way to support our local immigrant community? The ILDC is seeking professionals who are able to conduct psychological evaluations of our clients. A psychological evaluation may mean the difference between whether or not an Immigration Judge sets bond.
Have a legal issue not addressed here? Call us to find out more.