The Children's Legal Center relies heavily on volunteers to provide legal services for a diverse population of vulnerable children and families. We are always in need of volunteers to fill a number of roles.

Please contact laura.hoover@childrenslegalcenterchicago.org if you want to help make a difference


Highly needed languages are:




All languages are helpful!

If you speak English and any other language fluently, and are willing to donate a few hours periodically, please feel free to contact us! Any support is appreciated.

Mental Health Professionals

The Children's Legal Center aims to provide a number of services to children, and that includes offering mental health resources. All of the children we help have experienced severe trauma, and documenting the effects of the trauma is necessary to support immigration applications. It is integral to help children start healing as soon as possible.

If you are a licensed counselor or psychologist and are willing to donate your time and expertise, it would be greatly appreciated.


With the rising number of immigrants and refugees, the more resources we have the better. Additional legal staff and volunteers will help more children and ensure that the future of our nation is just.

Any and all licensed lawyers who are willing to donate their time are greatly appreciated.

Social Workers

 Immigrant children suffer from trauma and mental health struggles throughout the whole immigration process. Even when they are safely in the U.S, children struggle with access to healthcare, school, and basic necessities.

Anyone with social work experience who can donate a few hours a week would be greatly appreciated.