Kino Border Initiative thrives thanks to the dedication and solidarity of volunteers from both sides of the border.
We are happy to welcome those with a heart for solidarity and accompaniment, an interest in collaborating in a bi-national, Spanish speaking environment, and an openness to honor and serve the divine in all human persons, particularly the migrant.
We are excited to announce a new year-long volunteer program for people ages 21 and older. This program will run from February 2020-February 2021. Housing, most food, and a stipend will provided to a intentional and binational community of volunteers, who will participate in many aspects of the work and life of KBI. To learn more and apply for this opportunity, please fill out this application by November 11, 2019.
The majority of our volunteers provide direct service in our migrant center located in Nogales, Sonora, México.
There are three main ways to serve:
Regular volunteers are the bedrock of services in our migrant center. We are always in need of volunteers from both sides of the border able to make a sustained weekly or monthly commitment. Please let us know your preferred days and times in the volunteer survey, and our volunteer coordinator will work to accommodate your availability with our needs.
We rely on the vital support and consistency of volunteers able to make a full time commitment of one month or more. At least an intermediate level of Spanish comprehension and speaking ability is required. Volunteers are responsible for arranging their own housing on either side of the border, though the volunteer coordinator is happy to make recommendations. Please let us know your preferred dates in the volunteer survey, and our volunteer coordinator will work with you to match your areas of interest with our needs.
If you resonate with a long term commitment to accompaniment, community, and personal formation in the context of the U.S./Mexico border in Nogales, consider applying for our year long volunteer program. Please contact Lizzie Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, subject line: “KBI One Year Volunteer”.
If you would like to join in the work of Kino Border Initiative, please complete the following form.
Have you volunteered with Kino in the past? In the survey, please indicate when and how you worked with us, and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch. If you still have further questions, please call (520) 287-2370.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older.