Members of our Remote Team include lawyers, law students, medical and mental health professionals, and non-attorneys. Volunteers work remotely according to their own schedule and skills.
SIFI's Remote Team is integral to our process of identifying and serving clients. Tasks vary but may include:
- conducting video-teleconference or telephonic intakes with potential clients;
- translating documents;
- organizing client case files;
- writing letters of encouragement;
- drafting bond motions and parole requests; and
- researching issues related to SIFI’s advocacy.
Medical and mental health professionals may work remotely and depending on case needs, may be requested to travel to detention centers to evaluate clients, issue diagnostic/treatment letters, and/or review documents.
SIFI has been lucky to see significant interest in its Remote Team. We continue to welcome new applications, but please be advised that new volunteers will be incorporated when SIFI's case needs align with the skill-sets listed within a volunteer’s application. Remote volunteers can commit to or decline specific projects according to their availability.
Volunteers with Spanish-language skills, a Louisiana or Georgia medical or mental health license, regular availability and/or ties to immigrant communities are most encouraged to apply. Not sure this is for you but know of someone who may qualify? Please encourage them to sign up!