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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.

Pro Bono Representation

Provide legal services to victims of human rights abuses.

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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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Artist Mentor

Help our LGBTQ+ clients develop their creative practice and cultivate a “chosen family.”

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Volunteer Profiles

Read about the critical work of our volunteers.

Volunteer Information Q&A Sessions

Information sessions take place by Zoom on the third Wednesday of every third month. If you are interested in participating, please email

Volunteer at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair

Sign up now to volunteer at The Advocates for Human Rights' Minnesota State Fair booth. Join us for a 4-hour shift in the Education Building. Click here for more information.