immigration and sanctuary at beth shalom volunteer

immigration and sanctuary at beth shalom volunteer

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Spanish Speakers: If you can speak Spanish well, and would like to volunteer to serve people who have immigrated to Washington and have asked for help, please contact Dina Tanners

Non-Immigration Lawyers: We have an email distribution list for non-immigration attorneys interested in learning about opportunities to engage. While immigration attorneys are in high demand, there are opportunities for other attorneys to provide assistance. If you are an attorney interested in learning about such opportunities, contact Marla Zink

Hosting Asylum Seekers:  It takes all of us, working together, to stand with immigrants in our community. Over the past few years, the Church Council of Greater Seattle (CCGS) has been assisting asylum seekers with housing and providing several other support services.
Congregation Beth Shalom is working to join forces with CCGS to provide housing for asylum seekers and support to our congregants who become host families. Contact: Haim Mizrahi or Jody Mizrahi

  • Providing medium-term housing for asylum seekers: Click here to complete the volunteer host family for medium-term housing form.
  • Providing assistance to host families (translating, transportation, social support, etc.): Click here to complete the support team for host families survey.

There are opportunities to volunteer with Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest. Visit their page: https://aidnw.org/get-involved/, to find out how to get connected.
Options include:

  1. The Post-Detention Accompaniment Network, (PDAN)  to accompany immigrants to hearings and other appointments;
  2. A visitation program to visit detainees at the Detention Center
  3. Spanish-speaking volunteers to help in the office in Tacoma; or financial support.

If you are interested in occasionally providing overnight hospitality to released immigrants, they can contact Stephanie Murray at World Relief

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