I have been working in a volunteer position without pay during the first year of my F-1 OPT. I am ready to apply for a 24-month OPT extension based on my degree in a STEM field. Can I continue working as a volunteer?13 May 2016
No. Volunteering during the STEM OPT extension is not allowed. Your employer should be paying you wages comparable to the wages received by other workers who are similarly situated. (13.May.2016)
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