August 20, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity: Engaging Oregon’s Newest Citizens in Democracy

Each week a team of volunteers from APANO, Causa and the Center for Intercultural Organization, in partnership with the US Citizen and Immigration Services and Oregon Voices, attend the Naturalization Ceremony at the USCIS Office in NW Portland. The ceremony, encompassing an inspirational message and a joyous final act of receiving official citizenship papers for about 35 immigrants and refugees, is capped off by a simple yet powerful act of registering to vote.

Our “NAVP” Volunteers are trained and authorized to help these new citizens complete their voter registration card, often using their language skills and cultural knowledge. If you are interested, contact