Volunteer Training Presentation
For the complete presentation, click here: Volunteer Training Presentation.pptx.
For the complete guide on How to Plan an Immigration Relief Presentation, click here: How to Plan an Immigration Relief Presentation.pdf
What materials should I have at the training?
Self-Screening Worksheet: The Self-Screening Worksheet is explained in more detail on the Interactive Community Presentation page. Each volunteer should have a copy of the Self-Screening Worksheet at the Volunteer Training Presentation so they can follow along through the training and become familiar with the worksheet. Again, it is important to emphasize that participants do not need to fill out the top portion of the worksheet that contains identifying information. The worksheet is solely for the participant and to help the attorneys or BIA Representatives in the individual consultations.
For the Self-Screening Worksheet in English, click here: English Self-Screening Worksheet.pdf
For the Self-Screening Worksheet in Spanish, click here: Spanish Self-Screening Worksheet.pdf
Other Sample Materials: You may want to have copies of the other materials that will be distributed to participants at the Interactive Community Presentation. Explanations about the materials below can be found on the Interactive Community Presentation page.
For a sample Iowa Courts Online Check Chart in English, click here: Iowa Courts Online Check.pdf
For a sample Iowa Courts Online Check Chart in Spanish, click here: Tribunales de Iowa en la Red.pdf
For an Iowa Courts Online Key, click here: Iowa Courts Online Key.pdf
What should the volunteers pay special attention to?
Questions: The volunteers should understand that they cannot give legal advice. However, they can help participants with the worksheet and learn how to identify certain questions where the participant needs to talk to any attorney or BIA Representative. There should also be one volunteer walking around the room at the Interactive Community Presentation collecting written questions in a basket or other container.