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.


Law Students

Interested in immigration law? Looking for hands-on experience? We rely on the hard work and dedication of law student volunteers. Fill out the survey below if you are interested in volunteering and we'll be in touch.

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?


Managing Attorney - New York City


Finance and Contracts Manager

As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining a high-level perspective on Safe Passage Project’s finance and accounting functions, while conducting highly detailed work on a daily basis. While the main focus of this role is managing our finances, a good portion of your work will be using your expertise to ensure compliance for contracts across the state, city and philanthropic sectors.


Social Worker

The Social Worker will be joining the social work department and will be responsible for the planning and coordination of time-limited, non-legal services for youth clients and their families. Safe Passage does not provide comprehensive social services; however, through the provision of limited non-legal services, including referral and advocacy services, the social work department works to ensure that young peoples’ health, safety, and educational needs are met in order to fulfill the legal mission of Safe Passage Project. This position reports to Supervising Social Worker Samantha Norris.


Legal Intern - Summer 2020

We consider law student interns to be important and exciting additions to our diverse team of lawyers, paralegals, and social workers. Interns will be assigned either one or two supervisors, have regular check-in meetings, and have two designated feedback sessions with their supervisors. We will offer a day-long comprehensive orientation at the beginning of the summer. Interns will work on cases that may involve Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, U non-immigrant status, adjustment of status, naturalization, or DACA renewals. You will work with Safe Passage staff who are directly representing clients or supporting pro bono volunteer attorneys.