Volunteer with MIRA!
MIRA Organizing Director Liza Ryan addresses hundreds of volunteers at an open house in Boston in February.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with MIRA!
Our volunteers play important roles in several different aspects of our work, particularly our citizenship services, voter registration drives, and communications and events. Click on the area you’re interested in scroll down for details and contact information.
Please note that we are not a direct services organization; if you would like to help immigrants and refugees in a more personal way, please look at our list of members to find an opportunity that fits your interests, and contact them directly. Some have been swamped with volunteer requests in recent months, but many can still use your help.
We are always looking for talented artists to design flyers, posters, postcards, buttons and other materials for all our activities. If you're a designer or illustrator and would like to be part of our team, we would love to have you! We also have a big need for photos and video from our different events and activities, and to make short videos to raise awareness of "Know Your Rights" and other issues.
MIRA’s Citizenship Clinics are hosted throughout the state of Massachusetts, with a larger concentration of clinics in the Greater Metro Boston Area. Clinics are typically hosted on Fridays. At clinics, volunteers are usually needed for 6+ hours, typically from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Clinic volunteers help with registering clients, filling out U.S. Citizenship applications, and copying needed paperwork. Personalized trainings are mandatory for volunteers interested in helping directly with filling out U.S. Citizenship Applications. Brief trainings for all other volunteer stations are offered on the day of the clinic.
MIRA’s voter registration drives happen directly after naturalization ceremonies throughout the state of Massachusetts, often at Faneuil Hall or other landmarks in the Greater Boston Area. They are typically on Thursday afternoons, and volunteers are usually needed for about an hour (1:30–2:30 pm).
Volunteers fill out voter registration forms for newly sworn-in citizens, empowering them with the first rite of passage to becoming an active and engaged citizen. Registering new voters is fun and easy, and all materials—clipboards, forms, and pins—are provided. Volunteers are also encouraged to help with the data entry into the electronic Voter Activation Network that follows, putting new voters into the statewide database.
To see all our upcoming voter registration drives and sign up, visit our EventBrite page.