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Posted by: Stephanie Vonnahme on Jul 10, 2019
For attorneys looking to volunteer their time, contact one of these organizations below. If you are unable to donate your time, but are interested in making a monetary donation, please consider one of these organizations when making your gift. 
 
State Wide
Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition 
 
The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state.
 
For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact mary@tnimmigrant.org.
 
Memphis-Based
Mid-South Immigration Advocates 
 
Mid-South Immigration Advocate’s mission is to provide quality, free and low-cost immigration representation to low-income Mid-Southerners, to seek justice for the entire immigrant community, and to advocate for fair immigration policies.
 
For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit https://www.miamemphis.org/volunteer/
 
Chattanooga-Based
La Paz 
 
The mission of La Paz is to empower and engage Chattanooga’s Latinx population. 
 
For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit https://www.lapazchattanooga.org/volunteer
 
Knoxville-Based
Bridge Refugee Services 
 
Bridge Refugees Services, Inc. is a nonprofit agency operating in Knoxville and Chattanooga that is committed to providing protection and assistance in refugees’ inspiring journey. We recognize their plight, their resilience and their willingness to join our community and make it their own. Become part of America’s proud tradition of welcoming refugees and come join us as we work together, building lives in a new land.
 
 
Nashville-Based
Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors 
 
Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors provides affordable, high-quality immigration legal services to immigrants, educated the public and faith-based communities about issues related to immigration, and advocates for immigrant rights. 
 
For more information on volunteer opportunities, visits https://www.tnjfon.org/volunteer
 
Out of State 
 
In Response to the Mississippi Raids that occurred in August 2019, these resources were made:
 
*Note - If you have any suggestions for other volunteer groups to add to this list, please submit those to the Young Lawyers Division
 

If you have clients or other contacts who are part of a vulnerable population facing ICE threats, please share these resources with them to increase public awareness and understanding of legal rights and obligations. 
 
 
*Note- Posters and Resources were provided by United We Dream.