Great Experience! DACA clinics continue to get better every time I volunteer with them. Having teachers from other states was a great experience. I really liked being part of the people that registered applicants. It was really great to be able to see all of these people trying to get this immigration process done by qualified volunteers, and for FREE! Great opportunity.
I was able to be a lead for the attorneys at a free DACA clinic. Answering the questions for volunteers and speaking to some of the applicants was a nice experience. Some people were there applying for their work permit to change their lives in the United States. It was amazing knowing they will have the opportunities I have been granted.
I was happy to volunteer during this year's Internship Fair! My assignment was to be at the front greeting campus partners and guide them towards the check-in table where Ryan and Jamie were. They were all great and had great energy. Great experience as a volunteer.
Citizenship Drive Training:
This training made me realize that Immigration law goes way beyond DACA. I became excited to the Citizenship drive so I could see the different population that the one I am used to working with.
This forum was intended to help undocumented students lear about the financial process and the extra steps they would need to take in order to qualify for state aid. This wasn't the only forum Ive been to in regards to presenting this information and even though at this one no student showed it reminded me of how students believe that they are not able to make it, and how so many volunteers are willing to give their time no matter how many students may or may not show up.
I had a great time doing this event. We go to go to do this forum at Round Rock and got to meet the vice principal. I got to meet really nice volunteers! I hope to do one soon at Round Rock again.
I was able to help undocumented students apply for DACA. This is always a very rewarding experience because I am able to listen to other's stories about how they have managed to go on in this country and their life goals, despite of their immigration status.
I got to help with the exit, delivery of resources and donation making. I was really happy to help so many people and being able to talk to them. Also people donated more than $150! Great experience!
This DACA clinic was very fun. My role was checkout person and the picture taker with the signs. I really liked it! I got to meet a lot of people and engage them for future events here at ULI.
This DACA clinic was very great! I had the opportunity to make orchata for volunteers and also work with engagement of applicants and their parents. I talked so much my voice was hurting at the end of the day, but it was for a good cause!
First DACA clinic of the semester! it was very fun to see everyone in a saturday morning! I worked with a lot of engagement and other volunteer. It is always really fun to help and talk to the applicants and their families.
This last DACA clinic of the summer, I was able to train another person to collect the stories of the individuals who attended our clinic. I was able to show them how instead of asking straight up questions to speak as if you were having a conversation. I enjoyed teaching others how to talk to individuals and make them comfortable with speaking about personal issues.
During this time I was able to work with the passport photos! This was a new experience and I learned a lot to do with printing pictures and taking them the right way!
Here, I was given the opportunity to collect personal stories of those who were applying for DACA or renewing their already in existing status. I talked to many different individuals and families who to my surprise came from different backgrounds, and was able to take note of the many challenges they have faced and truly overcome, I got to network with many people and get their contact info for use int he near future for our social events/celebrations.