Get Involved

Join us in protecting a child’s right to a safe, stable future.

Volunteer

Pro-bono attorneys and other volunteers are critical to the Safe Passage Project model.


Lawyers

Safe Passage Project is able to reach as many immigrant children in NYC as possible thanks to the generous commitment of over 400 pro bono attorneys — and we are always looking for more volunteers. We provide mentorship throughout the duration of the case regarding immigration and family law, practice and procedure; sample applications, motions and pleadings; documentation; and other case resources. With this mentorship model, any capable lawyer can make a major difference in an immigrant child's life. If you are interested, please contact us below and then read our Memorandum of Understanding. We'll follow up with next steps.


Students

Interested in immigration law? Looking for hands-on experience? We rely on the hard work and dedication of law student and college student volunteers.

If you are interested in interning with Safe Passage Project, click here to see our current internship opportunities.


Interpreters

Are you multilingual? Your language skills can make a huge difference in the life of an immigrant child. Interpreters play a critical role in helping our immigrant clients access justice and due process. Interpreters can help clients obtain asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and other forms of legal relief by interpreting during attorney-client meetings and at interviews with immigration officers. Fill out the survey below if you are interested in volunteering with Safe Passage Project and we will follow up shortly.

Careers

We are deeply passionate about fighting for the rights of immigrant children and have doubled in size every year since 2013. Are you next to join the team?


Grant Writing & Compliance Lead

The main focus for the Grant Writing & Compliance Lead will be supporting our government grants, both the securing of them and the detailed reporting. In addition, we expect the Lead to pitch in on other development team needs, whatever they may be, and where your strengths lay. This role has a wide range of responsibilities related to grants and contracts administration, including creating systems for tracking goals and data, ensuring compliance with contract requirements, preparing reports, assisting with budget development, and additional administrative responsibilities.


Director of People & Culture

The Director of People & Culture will oversee several critical functions that support Safe Passage Project’s continued success as an organization, including talent management, operations, culture, and DEIA initiatives. In addition, they will work in partnership to ensure the success of all operational functions and collaboratively across the entire organization so Safe Passage Project is growing a high-performing culture where staff feel engaged, motivated, and appreciated. The Director of People & Culture will lead the charge of moving Safe Passage Project forward by implementing HR practices, systems and tools where they currently don’t exist, and improving all structures and practices wherever possible. This role will work closely with the Associate Director of People & Operations as well as team members across the organization who are committed to an inclusive, fair, and safe culture.


Senior Immigration Attorney - NYC

The Senior Immigration Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Senior Immigration Attorney will mentor pro bono attorneys in providing legal representation in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. This position will be primarily based in New York City with less than a quarter of the caseload based on Long Island and is temporarily remote.


Senior Immigration Attorney - Long Island

The Senior Immigration Attorney (Long Island) will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Senior Immigration Attorney will mentor pro bono attorneys in providing legal representation in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. This opportunity will be based in our Long Island Office, which houses a team including 6 staff attorneys, 2 paralegals, and a social worker, as well as interns and volunteer pro-bono attorneys, all of whom work together to support our young clients and meet their need for immigration legal services.


Immigration Attorney - NYC

The Immigration Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Immigration Attorney will directly represent children in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. The Immigration Attorney will also guide pro bono attorneys through Family Court and Immigration Court proceedings, and through representation at the Asylum Office. This position will be primarily based in New York City with less than a quarter of the caseload based on Long Island and is temporarily remote.


Immigration Attorney - Long Island

The Immigration Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly impact the lives of immigrant children looking for safety and security. The Immigration Attorney will directly represent children in immigration and other related proceedings, including cases involving asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and other forms of immigration relief. The Immigration Attorney will also guide pro bono attorneys through Family Court and Immigration Court proceedings, and through representation at the Asylum Office. This opportunity will be based in our Long Island Office, which houses a team including 6 staff attorneys, 2 paralegals, and a social worker, as well as interns and volunteer pro-bono attorneys, all of whom work together to support our young clients and meet their need for immigration legal services.


Social Worker-Long Island

You will be joining a small team of social workers within a pro-bono legal aid organization and will be responsible for the planning and coordination of non-legal services for youth clients and their families. Taking a trauma-informed approach, you will meet with young people, provide referrals and advocacy, give insight and support to the legal team, and help ensure basic needs are met so that the legal mission of Safe Passage Project can be fulfilled. This role is an exciting opportunity for an MSW who wants to support immigrant youth through the stressful and confusing US immigration system. You will be supported by and report to Supervising Social Worker Samantha Norris. This position is based in Long Island.