Please note that in-office hotline volunteering is on hold in order to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and staff in light of COVID-19. Hotline trainings will take place on a limited basis remotely, with remote hotline volunteer opportunities explained to attendees at that time.
The CAIR Coalition in-office detention hotline allows detained immigrants wishing to contact CAIR Coalition to call our staff for free, Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm. Volunteers help detainees access legal services by connecting callers with CAIR Coalition staff; delivering follow-up messages relating to individual detainees' cases; conducting phone intakes; and providing information about CAIR Coalition's upcoming jail visits.
Spanish proficiency is very helpful, but not necessary; all volunteers are welcome, regardless of language ability. While the mandatory hotline training session will cover how to use CAIR Coalition's phone system and database, a basic level of comfort with phones and computers is highly encouraged.
- When: 2-hour shifts, 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
- Where: CAIR Coalition office, 1612 K Street, Washington, DC, 20006
How to get started:
- In order to volunteer on the hotline, volunteers must attend an hour-long hotline training session at CAIR Coalition's DC office. Please click here to sign up for a detention hotline training session.