In recent weeks, over 700 immigrant children, including more than 100 under 4 years old, have been separated from their parents at the border. Want to help? Volunteer to spend a week at the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) with the Dilley Pro Bono Project, preparing detained mothers and their children for their asylum screening interviews and documenting experiences of family separation and other mistreatment at the border. Can’t come to Texas? We need telephonic interpreters to be at the ready to help the on-site team serve detained clients. Volunteers are *urgently* needed for the following weeks: July 1-6 July 8-13 August 12-17 August 19-23 The Dilley Pro Bono Project operates a non-traditional pro bono model of legal services that directly represents the families detained at the STFRC. We organize volunteer teams for each week. We ask volunteers to commit to a Sunday to Friday work schedule and to arrive Sunday evening for a mandatory on the ground orientation meeting. After an exhilarating and exhausting week, the team leaves the following Saturday, and a new team arrives to take over the caseload and carry the work forward.

Project Frequency


Project Time Commitment

Remote: phone calls as you're able On the ground in Texas: Sunday night through Friday

Project Location


Area of Law

  • Immigration

Geographic Areas

  • Remote

Project For

  • Attorney

Population Served

  • Children/Youth
  • Immigrants
  • Limited English Proficient

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Client Intake and Interviewing
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project