Become a Volunteer, Intern, or Fellow

Welcome! We know that anyone, including you, has something to offer, to advocate for, and to improve the lives of the communities we serve. The UFW Foundation strives to create an environment that promotes camaraderie, diversity, community, professional growth, respect, AND FUN for community members by offering various opportunities for members at all levels of their career and at all levels of commitment. Together, we can improve the lives and working conditions of farm workers, immigrants, and underserved communities. Please see our list of open volunteer, internship, and fellowship opportunities below.

 Must be at least 18 years or older.

                                                                                                

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Naturalization Workshop Volunteer: Join our immigration legal team and help us assist community members as they navigate the naturalization process! Your role may involve setting up and breaking down events, welcoming community members with a smile, aiding with applications and paperwork, offering translation support, and other tasks as needed. Workshops take place exclusively on Saturdays. Don't miss out—fill out our volunteer application to join us at our next event! Mus be bi-lingual ( English and Spanish) 
    • Bakersfield, CA
    • Fresno, CA
  • Event Volunteer - Systemic Change :  Join our organizing team and help us assist community members as they navigate resources. You may participate and support at house meetings and during workshop events for the Food and Farm Worker Relief Program (FFWR).  Your role may involve setting up and breaking down events, welcoming community members with a smile, aiding with applications and paperwork, offering translation support, and other tasks as needed.

Fill out our Volunteer Application


Internship and Fellowship Program

We are excited to offer internship and fellowship opportunities. Internships are currently unpaid; however, we are happy to complete any paperwork to assist with academic credit, field placement, and outside funding. Individuals interested in having us host them for national and/or law school fellowships should contact Jacqueline Sernas at [email protected]

  • Legal Intern (Law School Students Only): The UFW Foundation Legal Intern will work with attorneys and DOJ accredited representatives on immigration affirmative and removal defense cases, complex research, and have the opportunity to develop a case. The Legal Intern will also participate in advocacy efforts, including outreach and education events. We are accepting applications for Summer. For full description and requirements, click here. 
    • Location: In-person
      • Fresno, CA
      • Bakersfield, CA

Ready to apply? Please fill out our Internship / Fellowship Application


 

Community Colleges Project (CCP)  Advocacy Fellowship 

The CCP Advocacy Fellow will serve as a link between the UFW Foundation and the campus community to ensure students, staff, faculty, and their families access our no-cost  immigration legal services. They will support their campus's undocumented student resource center and/or Dream staff with conducting outreach events and develop their own outreach initiatives to raise awareness of UFW Foundation's immigration legal services and other essential resources. The fellow will join a cohort of student advocates receiving ongoing training and professional development from the UFW Foundation to effectively communicate our services and support the needs of the campus community. This opportunity is open to enrolled community college students for the 2024-2025 academic year, including undocumented and AB540 eligible Dreamers at selected partner campuses. Fellows will commit to completing 300 service hours for the entire academic year and receive a $5,000 stipend reward. For full description and requirements, click on the application below. 

Deadline to Apply: Sunday 6/9/2024 11:59 PM

Fellowship Term:  August 1, 2024 - May 30, 2025. 

Partner Campuses Currently Recruiting:

  • Reedley College
  • Lemoore College

Ready to apply? Please fill out the CCP Advocacy Fellowship Application