Visit the Get Involved page to learn about how to work with the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network. Or, check out these possibilities.
Invite a speaker from Rural & Migrant Ministry (website is in English and Spanish) to your community group, union, or religious congregation. Staff, youth and board members from RMM welcome opportunities to share their campaigns and experiences. RMM also leads forums, retreats and workshops. Poughkeepsie (845-485-8627), Liberty, Sullivan County (845-392-7279), and Capital District (518-526-2662).
Support immigrants in detention through Freedom for Immigrants, a national network of watchdogs who uncover and track abuse experienced by detained immigrants. Volunteers visit detainees and/or work at least two hours per week on a national hotline. Apply here. Get their Guide to Starting and Coordinating Visitation Programs (2017, 28 pp) or Detention Watch Network’s Introductory Guide: Immigration Detention Visitation (2 pp).
Volunteer as a tutor with Ulster Literacy Association (ULA) or Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley (LCHV). Both offer small groups and one-on-one tutoring for English Language Learners at all levels of literacy. To get started with ULA, call 845-331-6837 to sign up for an upcoming orientation. LCHV works in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, and Orange Counties; learn more or complete their online volunteer form.
Volunteer with or donate to a food pantry.