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Dear all,

I filed my application last month and now in the process of AOS/EAD/AP.

I got a job offer this morning...and I really want to get this offer.

I knew I cannot work without new EAD card (I thought I can use my old EAD card before...) :crying:

HR asked me to send the VISA doc. for them to see what they can do for me.

My question is, can I do the volunteer without the EAD? I heard that it is OK to volunteer for non-profit organization!

Thanks in advance for the help!!

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You can volunteer no problem as long as you do not receive compensation. In fact you can volunteer even for FOR PROFIT organizations as long as you do not receive compensation. On the related note, if you got job offer you can expedite your EAD NOW by providing your job offer. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND doing that.

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A person cannot volunteer to do a job unpaid that is normally a paid position.


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What old EAD card do you have? What was your status before you submitted AOS?


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You can volunteer no problem as long as you do not receive compensation. In fact you can volunteer even for FOR PROFIT organizations as long as you do not receive compensation. On the related note, if you got job offer you can expedite your EAD NOW by providing your job offer. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND doing that.

Do you have a source for your advice?


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A person cannot volunteer to do a job unpaid that is normally a paid position.

Thanks and I understand the US law...so is it possible to apply for expedite the EAD with the offer (if the company is willing to hold/entend the position for me)?

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Contact your congressman on Monday, provide them with the job offer and a copy of the form showing that you ave completed your biometrics. It's not guaranteed, but on Tuesday you could very well have your EAD CARD in production. Doesn't hurt to try. GL!


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You can volunteer no problem as long as you do not receive compensation. In fact you can volunteer even for FOR PROFIT organizations as long as you do not receive compensation. On the related note, if you got job offer you can expedite your EAD NOW by providing your job offer. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND doing that.

Thanks for the reply :)

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Do you have a source for your advice?

Yes. There was a thread here where a person requested expediting EAD based on a job offer and got it expedited. They just requested an offer letter as evidence.

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You are not even allowed to walk your neighbor's dog or babysit your brother's little girl as both are activities for which a resident could ask compensation for. If you volunteer to mow an old Lady's lawn for free, Dennis from across the street won't get paid. That's bad for the U.S. economy and thus prohibited.


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You are not even allowed to walk your neighbor's dog or babysit your brother's little girl as both are activities for which a resident could ask compensation for. If you volunteer to mow an old Lady's lawn for free, Dennis from across the street won't get paid. That's bad for the U.S. economy and thus prohibited.

This is not entirely true. For example, you can volunteer at the lab in University. You can volunteer in the hospital, which is for-profit. You can volunteer in the Zoo. There a re a number of for-profit organizations where you can volunteer. It is absolutely up to organizations (and their responsibility) to assure that they can or cannot accept volunteers. As far as OP concerned he/she can volunteer and as long as he/she does not get compensation she/he is OK.

On the other hand, if he/she already has an offer (written) they can expedite EAD, which is totally legal and usually if you have a sound and solid job offer, you get expedited.

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This is not entirely true. For example, you can volunteer at the lab in University. You can volunteer in the hospital, which is for-profit. You can volunteer in the Zoo. There a re a number of for-profit organizations where you can volunteer. It is absolutely up to organizations (and their responsibility) to assure that they can or cannot accept volunteers. As far as OP concerned he/she can volunteer and as long as he/she does not get compensation she/he is OK.

On the other hand, if he/she already has an offer (written) they can expedite EAD, which is totally legal and usually if you have a sound and solid job offer, you get expedited.

Your information on volunteer work is not correct. Any volunteer job that can even be seen as an advantage like employment in future etc is not considered as volunteer work.

If you think you can do any job and not get paid for the same and you can label it as volunteer then that would not flow with immigration.

OP cannot take the job as volunteer until they get their AOS and once the AOS comes thru same position is labeled as full time employment.

If OP wants to give some time to animal shelter or meals on wheels that would be ok, but a paying job cannot be labeled volunteer or paying as per the OP’s need.

OP you can try to get EAD expedited with job offere, most likely its not going to help, nor your congressman can do anything about it.

If that was the case all ppl waiting for AOS would produce a job offer (real or fake) and get the process expedited.

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Your information on volunteer work is not correct. Any volunteer job that can even be seen as an advantage like employment in future etc is not considered as volunteer work.

If you think you can do any job and not get paid for the same and you can label it as volunteer then that would not flow with immigration.

OP cannot take the job as volunteer until they get their AOS and once the AOS comes thru same position is labeled as full time employment.

If OP wants to give some time to animal shelter or meals on wheels that would be ok, but a paying job cannot be labeled volunteer or paying as per the OP’s need.

OP you can try to get EAD expedited with job offere, most likely its not going to help, nor your congressman can do anything about it.

If that was the case all ppl waiting for AOS would produce a job offer (real or fake) and get the process expedited.

This is incorrect. There are number of cases that got expedited based on the job offer. I highly encourage OP to do so ASAP. Get a letter and apply. The worst can happen is they reject it. However, there is >50% chance that they will approve it if this is a true offer from good-size company

There was also a thread here were people shared their volunteering experience. You absolutely do not need to wait for AOS to volunteer. You can volunteer in the hospital and universities. You just need to make sure that you can prove that you were not compensated.

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Here is a thread on volunteering: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/309310-cultural-adjustment/page__st__15__p__4660019__fromsearch__1#entry4660019. You do not need AOS. This is 100% legal.

Here is another thread on expediting request: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/316117-expedite-ead-help/. This OP did not have solid letter. However, he got his request expedited and all they asked for is offer letter.

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