Volunteer Spotlight: Darwin Murillo

May 17, 2018

How did you find out about CAIR Coalition?

Soon after my DACA was approved for the first time, I felt a sense of urgency to help struggling immigrants like myself come out of the shadows. I began to google search for organizations that fought for immigrants’ rights. CAIR Coalition’s website popped up as one of my first results, I researched their website, fell in love with their mission, and three years later, here I am – grateful and humbled to be a tiny part of a great organization that tirelessly fights for the immigrant community.

What type of volunteering do you do for CAIR Coalition?

At CAIR Coalition, I am a translation volunteer. I am responsible for translating various documents from Spanish to English, and vice versa. I have also volunteered  at CAIR’s Detained Unaccompanied Children’s clinics assisting attorneys organizing clients’ files and making copies of documents.

How would you describe the volunteer experience at CAIR Coalition to someone who is thinking about volunteering?

My favorite quote says that "for it is in giving that we receive" and this perfectly describes my experience volunteering at CAIR Coalition. CAIR Coalition fights diligently for children who are escaping violence in their home countries. CAIR Coalition vigorously defends the rights of fathers and mothers who are seeking to provide a brighter future for their family. In many cases, CAIR Coalition is the only hope for these detained immigrant children, men and women. CAIR gives so much to the community and being a tiny part of their great work makes me receive so much more. That is why I love volunteering at CAIR Coalition.

Thank you, Darwin, for all that you do! To learn more about the many volunteer opportunities here at CAIR Coalition, please visit our volunteer page.