At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Immigrant Child Advocacy Program Volunteer Opportunity

The Immigrant Child Advocacy Program (ICAP) is a nonprofit housed at the University of Chicago. ICAP trains bilingual and bi-cultural Child Advocates (best interests guardians ad litem) to advocate for the best interests of immigrant children who have been separated from their parents or guardians and detained by the federal government. Child Advocates meet weekly with children detained at Chicago-area facilities, learn the children's stories and advocate for their best interests under the supervision of ICAP attorneys.

ICAP will hold a two-day training for people interested in volunteering as Child Advocates on the following two days:

  • Friday, September 30 from 9am - 4pm
  • Saturday, October 1 from 9am - 4pm

Volunteers must be at least 21 years old; submit to a background check and health evaluation; provide references and undergo ICAP’s internal screening; and attend both days of the training. Currently, ICAP is in great need of Mandarin, Gujurati, Punjabi, Hindi, Somali, and Spanish speakers. The deadline to register for the training is Friday, September 23, 2011.

To register, call 773-702-9560 or email

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