VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES with Dane Sanctuary Coalition

The Dane Sanctuary Coalition’s (DSC) ’s Volunteer Driver Program is looking for volunteers who are occasionally available to provide rides for immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. Rides could be to appointments in Milwaukee or Waukegan with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or every now and then to Immigration Court in Chicago.

The Program also has provided rides for necessary appointments, such as medical appointments and transfers from the USCIS Detention Center in Juneau, WI to the immigrants new home. Recent drives have included taking a mother from her child’s hospital bedside to her appointment in Milwaukee and driving an asylum seeker just released from detention to a job waiting for him a hundred miles away. On other occasions we have driven immigrants to their naturalization ceremonies. Training is provided by the DSC, one-on-one either by phone or by Zoom. There is never a requirement to do a particular drive or to do a minimum number of drives. Requests received by the coordinators are sent out to our pool of drivers. Each driver is then free to volunteer for that drive or not.

The only requirements for this important volunteer work are that the driver have a valid driver’s license and up-to-date car insurance. Drivers are asked to provide photocopies of those items via email to the coordinators.
 

If you are interested or for more information, please send an email to Dan or Dorit at
danesanctuary@gmail.com