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The Advocates mobilizes volunteers to address some of the most pressing issues of our time because we believe that everyone has the power to advance human rights. Volunteers engage in hands-on human rights work, helping The Advocates accomplish critical research and advocacy and transforming themselves into advocates for human rights.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities by clicking the links below. If you have additional questions, email

Pro Bono Representation

Represent asylum seekers and survivors of human rights abuses.

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State Fair Volunteering

Join us as we return to the Minnesota State Fair for 12 days of human rights!

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Immigration Court Monitoring

Bring a public eye to immigration court proceedings.

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WATCH Court Monitoring

Monitor court proceedings related to violence against women and girls.

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Interpreting & Translating

Translate documents and help with in-person meetings and interviews.

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Administrative & Event Support

Help in our downtown Minneapolis office and at events.

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Volunteer Profiles

Read about the critical work of our volunteers.

Friday, June 24, 2022


2022 Volunteer Award Recipient: Ava Kelley

Wednesday, August 11, 2021


Remembering Volunteer Pat Mattos