As a small but growing non-profit, receiving the gift of volunteers’ time can help increase our staff’s capacity, allowing us to serve the immigrant community to the best of our ability. If you are passionate about supporting the West Michigan immigrant community, consider sharing your time and skills in addition to your resources. Take a look at the information below to learn more about the process of becoming a volunteer and get a sense for where you can plug in!

Fill out a Volunteer Profile form.
Complete a brief phone or in-person interview.
Complete all necessary training (online or in-person).
Volunteer with us!
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Volunteer Opportunities


Translate documents needed for clients’ cases, website pages, or other materials.

  • Ongoing, as needed
  • At LIA office during normal hours of operation
  • Must have fluency or high level of proficiency in Spanish

Data Entry

Gather case data and enter it into our online case management database.

  • Ongoing, as needed
  • At LIA office during normal hours of operation OR as part of scheduled group projects on evenings or weekends

Community “Booth” Events

Help us by staffing our LIA booth at community events.

  • Needed for specific events (typically on weekends)
  • Must be able to set up and break down table, canopy, materials
  • Able to represent LIA to the community in a respectful and friendly manner

Event Planning

Join one of our event planning committees (example: WMIRR Summit Committee).

  • Needed for specific events
  • Dates & time flexible, dependent on schedule of other committee members
  • Must be punctual and have excellent follow-through skills