MOIA Community Leaders are volunteers who are committed to MOIA's mission to promote the well-being of immigrant communities. They serve as organizers, interpreters, and English language facilitators.
MOIA Community Leaders are involved in a variety of MOIA initiatives including:
- IDNYC: Leaders help New Yorkers get access to the city's municipal ID program by connecting with New Yorkers, making appointments, and distributing materials at community events.
- NYCertified: Leaders deliver language assistance services to immigrant communities. Through the program, leaders will receive interpretation certification trainings. They also provide interpretation services at community events.
- We Are New York (WANY): Leaders serve as trained language facilitators working in pairs to facilitate English Language classes using the 10-episode Emmy Award winning educational TV series, We Are New York.
- Know Your Rights Forums: Leaders assist our facilitators with Know Your Rights Forums and also inform their own communities about MOIA services and rights protected by our office.
Occasionally, MOIA Community Leaders may also serve at various MOIA events as interpreters, ushers, presenters, and coordinators, among others.
If you are interested in volunteering and becoming a MOIA Community Leader, please fill out this form.
Please note: we only offer opportunities for volunteers 18 and older.
Other Opportunities to Get Involved.
You can also volunteer with other New York City agencies, or with a community-based organization: