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For Volunteers

Volunteer involvement is at the core of The Advocates’ mission. One of our longest running volunteer projects is our asylum representation program. Volunteer attorneys from all practice areas represent low-income non-citizens who are seeking asylum in the United States. Volunteer interpreters help translate documents to support asylum cases, interpret for attorney-client meetings, and interpret at asylum interviews. Volunteer medical professionals provide free assessments documenting past harm – including female genital mutilation, scars from torture, and psychological traumas – through the Minnesota Asylum Network.

For more information on how you can volunteer to work on asylum cases as an attorney or interpreter, please click here.

For more information about the Minnesota Asylum Network and how medical and mental health professionals can become involved, click here.

For The Advocates’ Pro Bono Asylum Representation Manual, click here.

For volunteer attorneys, law students, and paralegals needing legal resources, connect to

For additional volunteer resources, click here.