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Volunteer Child Advocate- Houston

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The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is seeking volunteer Child Advocates in Houston, Texas. A Child Advocate is an adult who volunteers to spend time with, and advocate on behalf of, an unaccompanied or separated immigrant child while he or she is subject to immigration/deportation proceedings. We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, races, ethnicities and social backgrounds. Advocates must be at least 21 years old. Per federal policy, a background check and tuberculosis screening will be required before beginning on a case. Applicants must be fluent or highly proficient in Spanish.


Before being assigned, volunteers are required to complete a two-day training session on child development, communicating with children, and U.S. immigration law and issues facing unaccompanied immigrant children. Once assigned to an individual child, each Advocate receives continuous training, support, and supervision from the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

*Our next two-day training will take place online (via Zoom) on January 29th and 30th*

As a Child Advocate, you commit to:

-Visit with the child once a week during the duration of their shelter/facility stay.

- Help the child think through options and decisions.

- Conduct research on the child’s situation in his or her home country.

- Help our staff draft written reports regarding the child’s best interest.

- Maintain close communication with Young Center staff and the child’s Case Manager at the shelter to schedule visits.

- Advocate for the best interest of the child.


If you are interested, please complete our online interest form at https://www.theyoungcenter.org/volunteer-child-advocate-interest-form

If you have questions about volunteering with the Young Center, please email us at volunteer@theyoungcenter.org

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is seeking volunteer Child Advocates in Houston, Texas. A Child Advocate is an adult who volunteers to spend time with, and advocate on behalf of, an unaccompanied or separated immigrant child…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    January 29, 2022
    9:00 AM CST
    3:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    January 30, 2022
    4:00 PM CST
    10:00 PM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Houston, TX
Associated Location
Houston, TX, USA

How to Apply

If you are interested, please complete our online interest form at https://www.theyoungcenter.org/volunteer-child-advocate-interest-form

If you are interested, please complete our online interest form at https://www.theyoungcenter.org/volunteer-child-advocate-interest-form

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