Volunteer with MIRA!
Our volunteers play important roles in several different aspects of our work, particularly our citizenship services, voter registration drives, and communications and events. Click on the area you’re interested in scroll down for details and contact information.
Along with these opportunities, we gratefully accept volunteers who are willing to do behind-the-scenes work like data entry, record-keeping and other unglamorous but much-needed tasks. Or if you might be willing to staff a MIRA table at a community festival or event, we may soon set up a team to do that. If you’re interested in any of those options, please email Joel Rivera and put “volunteering” in the subject line.
Please note that we are not a direct services organization; if you would like to help immigrants and refugees in a more personal way, please look at our list of members to find an opportunity that fits your interests, and contact them directly. Some have been swamped with volunteer requests in recent months, but many can still use your help.
We are always looking for talented artists to design flyers, posters, postcards, buttons and other materials for all our activities. If you’re a designer or illustrator and would like to be part of our team, we would love to have you! We also have a big need for photos and video from our different events and activities, and to make short videos to raise awareness of “Know Your Rights” and other issues.
To volunteer in any of these capacities, please email Marion Davis and put “volunteering” and your specific skill in the subject line.
MIRA’s Citizenship Clinics are hosted throughout the state of Massachusetts, with a larger concentration of clinics in the Greater Metro Boston Area. Clinics are typically hosted on Fridays. At clinics, volunteers are usually needed for 6+ hours, typically from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Clinic volunteers help with registering clients, filling out U.S. Citizenship applications, and copying needed paperwork. Personalized trainings are mandatory for volunteers interested in helping directly with filling out U.S. citizenship applications. Brief trainings for all other volunteer stations are offered on the day of the clinic.
Questions? Please contact the Citizenship Team.
MIRA’s voter registration drives happen directly after naturalization ceremonies throughout the state of Massachusetts, often at Faneuil Hall or other landmarks in the Greater Boston Area. They are typically on Thursday afternoons, and volunteers are usually needed for about an hour (1:30–2:30 pm).
Volunteers fill out voter registration forms for newly sworn-in citizens, empowering them with the first rite of passage to becoming an active and engaged citizen. Registering new voters is fun and easy, and all materials—clipboards, forms, and pins—are provided. Volunteers are also encouraged to help with the data entry into the electronic Voter Activation Network that follows, putting new voters into the statewide database.
To see all our upcoming voter registration drives and sign up, visit our EventBrite page.
If you have any questions please contact Joel Rivera and please put “interested in volunteering” in the subject line.