Direct Service Volunteering - HIAS & AIJ Joint Volunteer Training

Support Americans for Immigrant Justice (AIJ) through HIAS

HIAS Legal & Asylum will hold a virtual training for volunteers in the NYC and DC metro areas who are interested in volunteering directly with asylum-seeking families enrolled in Family Expedited Removal Management (FERM). Spanish language skills and access to a vehicle/license are highly needed.

Volunteers will accompany families enrolled in FERM, identified through AIJ, to their immigration hearings, provide emotional support, and may provide childcare in hearing rooms while family members recount details of their immigration case.

This Zoom training is intended for onboarded HIAS volunteers who have applied and been accepted to our direct service volunteer program. If you are unsure of your status, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Lilly, at