SOAR Immigration Legal Services


Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon's SOAR Immigration Legal Services depends on the assistance of volunteers to serve the needs of our clients. Here are some ways that you can get involved:

    • Citizenship Instructor: Teach Citizenship Classes to immigrants interested in becoming U.S. Citizens.
    • Citizenship Day Volunteer: Provide one-on-one assistance to low income immigrants who are eligible to apply for Citizenship. All Citizenship Day volunteers are required to attend a training prior to participation in an event.
    • Interpreter/Translator: Provide translation of documents and interpretation for clients during appointments and interviews with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
    • Law Students: Conduct research, interview clients and assist with case management.
    • Legal Assistant: Provide administrative support to attorneys and accredited representatives.
    • Pro Bono Attorney: Provide pro bono legal services to SOAR’s low income clients.

To volunteer, please email a resume and brief letter of interest to or fill out a our Volunteer Interest Form


    • Online Donations are safe and secure. When you donate through our website, we will not sell, trade or share your information with anyone else. Give Now
    • Donations can also be mailed to Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon/SOAR Legal, Interchurch Center, 0245 SW Bancroft Street, Suite B, Portland, OR 97239. Be sure to specify that the donation is designated for SOAR Legal.
    • For special and in-kind gifts, or if you have any questions, please contact our Development staff at (503) 221-1054.

Thank you for making a difference today!


Portland location
7931 NE Halsey St., Ste. 302, Portland, OR 97213
office hours Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
phone (503) 384-2482
Caroline van der Harten, Director

Hillsboro location
862 SE Oak Street, Suite 3A
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
office hours Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
phone (503) 384-2482, ext. 200