Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of our mission

Each year, volunteers donate thousands of hours towards legal, translation, fundraising, and social services. Each hour contributed benefits our clients going through the immigration process.


How Do I Sign Up?

Simply complete HRI’s online application form and our Volunteer Director will be in touch with next steps. All volunteers interested in working with clients or client related documents will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, and complete a criminal background check request.

HRI requires that all volunteers are at least 18 years old.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email volunteer@hrionline.org.


Interpreting or Translating

HRI actively recruits volunteer interpreters and translators to provide written translations and in-person interpretation in English for our clients. HRI utilizes volunteer translators for many languages, including Arabic, Amharic, French, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Mandarin, Nepalese, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, and more. Volunteer interpreters and translators must complete a background check and read the Interpreter and Translator’s Packet, which contains guidelines for how to complete translations and/or interpret for HRI.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


Volunteer Mentoring Program

HRI’s Mentoring Program pairs community volunteers with some of our adult clients. The goals of the mentoring program are:

  • Giving our clients exposure to life outside of their own living situation and exposure to another person who is not involved in their legal case.
  • Helping our clients integrate into our community by building connections to make their transition easier in Texas.
  • Offering the opportunity for volunteers to have a deeper level of involvement with HRI’s work.
  • Encouraging volunteers to become advocates and increase awareness of HRI’s work.

Bilingual English and Spanish, French, or Arabic speakers are currently needed! Each mentor is asked to commit to a six month period, two hours per month. HRI requires that each interested mentor complete the application process, which includes an Application Form and Mentoring Packet, mandatory criminal background check, and training session.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


Office Volunteer

**On hold due to COVID-19**For the volunteer looking to help us Monday through Friday between 9AM-5PM at our office!

  • Answering phones (bilingual Spanish/English only)
  • Administrative office work
  • Assistance with event planning and promotion

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


The Pro Bono Program


Volunteer Forensic Physicians Program


Health Professionals for Human Rights


Pro Bono Association


Internships and Fellowships

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas offers competitive Spring, Summer, and Fall internships for graduate and undergraduate interns depending on need.

Click here to see available opportunities.


In-Kind Donations


Hosting Donation Drives


Essentials for Life Program


Amazon Smile


Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

June 2021

CLE: Taking a Case with HRI (Virtual)

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The monumental triumph of escaping abusive environments often demands everything of survivors. As a pro bono attorney with HRI, you can make a difference. We invite potential legal volunteers to our virtual CLE to learn immigration basics, how to represent a client, and ethical considerations. This comprehensive training covers Asylum, VAWA, U-Visa, and SIJ (unaccompanied children) and is the first step in doing pro bono work with HRI. 1.5 CLE credits with .25 ethics credit RSVP our Volunteer Director for…

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Office Hours for Current Pro Bono Attorney (Virtual)

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Wondering how to find a status update for your case? Need a hand crafting your client’s affidavit? Just want to run a quick question by an HRI director? HRI’s monthly Zoom office hours can help! Each month, our program directors Sara Wahl and Pilar Ferguson will host a call focused on one of our program areas. These office hours are the place to get your questions about your current case answered. Program Focus: Children's Program. If you have an open…

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July 2021

Independence Day (Observed) – HRI Closed

July 2
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