Volunteer at the Esperanza Center
Volunteers make our work possible! Each year, Esperanza Center relies on hundreds of volunteers of all different backgrounds and skill sets to help us accomplish our mission of offering hope to immigrants in Maryland. Please use the toggles below to explore our open opportunities and get started!
Follow the steps below to join our team of amazing volunteers!
1. Fill out our online volunteer application through Better Impact
Volunteer Attorneys: Please use this link instead!
2. Every prospective volunteer is required to attend an information session before starting. Please fill out our online application (item #1 above) to RSVP for an information session. If you need to change your information session RSVP, you can do so through your volunteer profile. Typically we hold information sessions once a week or every other week.
3. After you attend an information session, our Volunteer Manager will work with you to place you in a program at Esperanza so you can get started!
We have a variety of positions available in every program. We have volunteers serving as attorneys, healthcare providers, interpreters, administrative assistants, ESL tutors, classroom assistants, and more!
Availability for different volunteer positions varies greatly depending on the time of the year and our current volunteer needs. When you come to your information session, you will learn about current volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved.
Are there internships available?
Yes! Esperanza Center has internships available in every program, based on the requirements and interests of the intern and supervisor.
Interns: Begin the application process as listed in the “Getting Started” section of this page. When you come to your information session, be sure to inform the staff member leading it that you are interested in an internship. To ensure we’re aware of your interest, you should also send an email with your resume and the requirements of your internship to: VEsperanzaCenter@cc-md.org
Volunteer Impact – 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes – generally speaking, you must 18 years or older to volunteer at the Esperanza Center.
Yes, but very few, and we can only accommodate groups no larger than 12-15 people. To learn more, please contact us at: VEsperanzaCenter@cc-md.org
Yes – though we do make exceptions, generally volunteers are required to commit to 3 consecutive months of service.
Yes – though not many. Typically we only have one or two weekend volunteer opportunities per month, and the spots for them go very quickly.
No! Though many of our positions do require some Spanish proficiency, our most popular volunteer position, ESL tutor, requires no language ability beyond English.