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, and apply below!

Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Need: the OAR Clinic opens up opportunities in a variety of roles, from assisting during intake interviews, answering phones, data entry, hospitality, and much more. Training for these roles, including cultural competency, is essential to create a welcoming environment for these clients – so we’re especially looking for volunteers who are able to commit through mid-March. Please let us know if you’re interested or at the form below.

Phone Intake

Help us by staffing our Intake phone line at the LIA office.

  • Ongoing, scheduled
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Must be able to volunteer in-person at the LIA office.

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


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