Refugee Legal Support Volunteer
Alessandra is in her fourth year studying Arabic and Politics at the University of Edinburgh. She has dual U.S. and Italian citizenship and grew up in Baltimore, USA, while her family currently lives in Rome. She has just completed her year abroad in Amman, Jordan, where she studied Arabic language and Middle Eastern culture, media and literature at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient. Alessandra plans to pursue a master`s degree in refugee studies after graduating next year and hopefully work at an NGO that deals with refugees in the future. For those wishing to provide research, administrative or paralegal support to Refugee Legal, you can find more information in the Paralegal job description Louize Libeert completed her BA in International Politics and Sociology at City University of London, where she focused on refugees and migration. Her thesis entitled “European Normative Power: The Effect on Turkish Asylum Policy” examines the extent to which accession negotiations have shaped Turkey`s asylum policy. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish with a basic knowledge of Flemish and has lived in the United States, Belgium and the United Kingdom. The campaign works with an extensive network of pro bono allies to serve inmates who would otherwise be unrepresented. And we provide our volunteers with the knowledge and tools to speak out against policies that dehumanize and harm immigrant communities.
“Asylum teams are more than colleagues. When you`re abroad at Asylum Access, it`s quite a lifestyle to immerse yourself in the work and a team of people who commit to it. You become like a family. I know it sounds cheesy, but you do it! You rely on your team for a support network. They help you adjust, they give you an immediate social circle, and they occur when you`re confused or depressed. IRAP believes that diversity is essential to fostering a strong workplace and serving our clients well. We strongly encourage applications from individuals with lived experience in the communities we serve, members of other marginalized communities, and individuals whose identity is underrepresented in the legal profession. Volunteers play an important role in our national organizations. They offer support to forcibly displaced clients on stages large and small – with advice, encouragement and solidarity in the face of discrimination nationwide. Volunteers are an important and valued part of legal support for refugees, whether they volunteer in the UK or Athens at the Legal Clinic (RLS-Athens). As a community social and legal services organization, Pars Equality Center is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Iranian-American and other immigrant communities reach their full potential as informed, self-reliant, and responsible members of American society. Project Corazon provides remote legal assistance to asylum seekers in the US who wish to apply for work permit documents (so that they can legally work in the US while awaiting the outcome of their asylum procedures).
Gabriel Bonis completed his Master`s degree in International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London in 2014. In his thesis, he analysed whether the 2008 financial crisis prompted France and Germany to reduce their average asylum recognition rates between 2008 and 2013. He also holds an Honours Postgraduate Degree in Politics and International Relations from the Foundation School of Sociology and Politics in Sao Paulo and an Honours Bachelor`s degree in Social Communications/Journalism. He has been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Refugee and IDP Studies (CESI) at the University of Sarajevo and a refugee social worker at the British Red Cross in London. He is currently a refugee researcher in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is editor-in-chief of the international website Politike, editorial partner of OxPol, the political blog of the University of Oxford. • Research our volunteer opportunities • Apply and participate in an IRC orientation • Be interviewed by IRC staff • Conduct a background check I believe refugees have the right to dignity and respect for their cultures, traditions and lives before they are displaced. I don`t think that right still exists in the United States, and I want to work to change the status quo. Our projects are designed in the best interest of our clients and with the aim of providing a high level of legal support to those who need it. The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy and advocacy organization committed to developing and upholding a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons around the world.
We are the leading organization providing free and comprehensive legal services to the people we serve through the registration, protection and resettlement processes. Thank you for your interest in our post-MPP work! If you have previously volunteered for the campaign, please send firstname.lastname@example.org an email indicating the post-MPP volunteer opportunity you are interested in. If you have not yet volunteered with us, please fill out this form and select the appropriate opportunity. You must be logged into your account to complete the form. If you don`t have a Justice Campaign account yet, you can create one here. Vera received her BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in 2014. She works as an intern for the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (LGBTI) programme and coordinates Oxford Migrant Solidarity, a group that visits detainees at Camp IRC near Oxford. Vera is fluent in English, German and Spanish and has a good oral and written knowledge of French.