Ready to help hundreds of Middle Tennessee’s immigrants?

Then let’s get started

 

Use your translation and legal skills to help further our humanitarian mission. You can sign up to assist young people applying for temporary work authorization, survivors of trafficking or other crimes applying for U Visa, or young children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status or Asylum. We can provide you with the training and information about different types of humanitarian legal work, and then you can assist our staff attorneys with application preparation and learn more under their supervision. Email Adrienne (adrienne@tnjfon.org) if you’re interested.

Highly skilled at organizing? A whiz at using databases or really fast at typing? Help us with administrative tasks so that we can serve more clients. When you’re helping us in the beautiful Casa Azafran office, you can tour our rotating art gallery and enjoy the delicious Rumba Roast coffee provided by Conexion Americas. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) if you’re interested.

We rely on congregations and individuals to help us feed our volunteers and clients during two monthly clinics. Meal preparation for no more than 20 people is required to keep our clinics operating smoothly and our clients energized. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) if you’re interested.

Legal Intern

Bilingual undergraduate students interested in a legal career are encouraged to apply for an internships assisting our attorneys with legal filing, translation, and interpretation. Email Alvaro (alvaro@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.

Social Media Intern

Undergraduate students who are gifted story-tellers and social media savvy are encouraged to apply and help us communicate the incredible stories of survival from our clients. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.

Social Justice Intern

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in social justice, law, and nonprofit management are encouraged to apply to help us build capacity and infrastructure that will enable us to protect more immigrants living in Middle Tennessee. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) if you are interested.

 

Help Unaccompanied Children

Join our compañeros to help unaccompanied immigrant children navigate the confusing legal system. As a companion to these young people, you will provide support by calling to remind them about important meeting dates with attorneys or in Memphis Immigration Court. You’ll walk alongside them on their journey and provide assistance with bus schedules to meetings and understanding the importance of arriving at court dates on time. Email Wade (wade@tnjfon.org) for more details.

Can I volunteer if I'm not a lawyer?
Yes! We always need volunteers to welcome clients and provide support services to our attorneys. We also have opportunities to plan or coordinate events, work with clients to tell their stories, and general office help.
Can I volunteer if I don't speak Spanish?

Yes. Many of our clients speak English. If you have proficiency in another language that might also be helpful.