Community Education Program for Released Minors - Volunteer




1530 James M Wood Boulevard
Los Angeles
United States


All of Esperanza’s volunteers will begin by doing basic administrative tasks. After 2-3 weeks, they will begin to do more program specific tasks. Volunteers with this community education program, also called LOPC (Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Children), will have specific tasks consisting of assisting with legal intakes (interviews), dealing with initial client inquiries, and conducting client follow up. Other tasks include assisting clients with Change of Address/Venue forms, referring clients to other legal and social service providers, and providing administrative support to LOPC staff. Spanish speakers are preferred.

Esperanza is a non-profit law firm that educates and represents immigrants in deportation proceedings at the Los Angeles Immigration Court. The Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Children (LOPC) provides group orientations for custodians of unaccompanied minors at the Los Angeles Immigration Court and in our office. Through the orientation, Esperanza’s staff explains to custodians the responsibilities, immigration court process, as well as well as legal defenses to deportation. LOPC also provides follow-up services to unaccompanied minors in the form of legal screenings, referrals, and detailed workshops on specific areas of law. These services are particularly important because children in removal proceedings receive no assistance from the federal government for their legal representation. Most minors are often left to navigate the complex and harsh immigration system on their own.

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Ingrid Salazar at