Kino Border Initiative thrives because of 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.
The majority of our volunteers provide direct service in our migrant center located in Nogales, Sonora, México.
There are three main ways to serve:
A regular, recurring commitment
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.
A full time volunteer commitment of one month or more
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.
A one year volunteer commitment through our Kino Volunteer Program
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, subject line: “KBI One Year Volunteer”.
Currently, we are accepting limited numbers of volunteers at our migrant aid center in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering at this time. Preference will be given to vaccinated volunteers.
Special Volunteer Opportunity: Catholic Sisters Walking in Migration
Thanks to a grant from the Hilton Foundation, KBI is offering Women Religious a month-long volunteer opportunity for hands-on advocacy training.
– Must be a member of a Catholic Women’s Religious Order.
– Must be available for one month or longer.
– Must have intermediate/ advance Spanish skills.
We are now accepting applications for 2023
– February to March 2023 deadline November 28th, 2022
– April- May 2023 deadline January 30th, 2023
– August-September 2023 deadline May 29th, 2023
– October-November 2023 deadline July 31st, 2023
All travel and lodging are covered by KBI.
Please email application materials to Jorge Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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