Fantastic organization! They promote the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees, as well as provide free services to the community. MIRA also conducts policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, strategic communications, and citizenship assistance throughout New England. The staff and volunteers are passionate about the work they do, and are determined to make a change in their community whether is working with legislators or doing community outreach. Volunteering at MIRA has been a fantastic experience!
MIRA is a fantastic organization! They do a lot of advocacy work on behalf of the immigrant community here in the greater Boston area that has made significant changes in the lives of many Bostonians. I have volunteered for their citizenship clinics where they provided just the right amount of training to support individuals applying for US citizenship. The clinics are well organized, their staff is friendly/helpful/knowledgeable, and I had a great time meeting clients and other volunteers. Working one-on-one with clients, helping them practice their English, and helping them complete their application made me feel like I had a real impact on each person. I have also sent volunteer groups from the university I work at to help MIRA register new US citizens to vote. All participants felt well-trained and accomplished, and had a great time volunteering at the JFK Library. In fact, it was such a positive experience that we have already signed up four additional groups to help out this summer! I love MIRA and highly recommend them for anyone looking for a well-organized, highly impactful volunteer opportunity in the issue area of immigration/immigrant rights.
I volunteered here during one of my school semesters. MIRA had worked with a few individuals and groups from my school and that is how I heard of them. I am passionate about immigrant rights and immigration reform so I thought this would be a great place to learn more. Everyone here was so grateful for my coming in and helping. The work culture here is so friendly and everyone is truly dedicated to the mission of the coalition. I learned so much about working for an organization and being a successful organization while I volunteered at MIRA. They took the time to teach me their software, they gave me a desk, I took notes in meetings, and other things. It was nice to feel like I was really helping and it was appreciated. I really loved working with these passionate people.
MIRA does so many great things for the Massachusetts community. Their citizenship clinics are fun and help hundreds of people get their citizenship, and their policy work reaches far beyond Boston. I have found the staff to be very committed and enthusiastic, and they are always adding new programs and events. I was so glad to have chosen volunteer with MIRA, and I felt like my/our work had a really meaningful impact.
Volunteering with MIRA has been so wonderful, the work they do is amazing!