Guardian Ad Litem Services: Guardians Ad Litem are needed to help protect innocent children! Being a Guardian Ad Litem can enrich your life by allowing you to assist a child in a difficult situation who cannot otherwise help himself. You do not have to be an attorney or a social worker in order to be a Guardian Ad Litem, but you do need to love children and be willing to undergo 30 hours of training. If you are interested, please follow this link to obtain the telephone number for the Guardian Ad Litem office in your county www.nccourts.org/Citizens/GAL/Documents/GALCountyContactList.pdf.
Legal Aid of North Carolina: (LANC) is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal barriers to economic opportunity. www.legalaidnc.org
Disability Rights North Carolina: Disability Rights of NC helps people across North Carolina gain access to services and opportunity through its legally based advocacy. It assists people with disabilities to solve disability-related problems, including housing or employment discrimination, abuse or neglect in an institution, special education, mental health and support services, or voting registration. To find out more about volunteer opportunities at Disability Rights NC, please go to www.disabilityrightsnc.org
Southern Coalition of Social Justice: (SCSJ) promotes justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights. They are seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers to help work with clients during office hours. They are also looking for entry-level paralegals for help with ongoing cases. http://southerncoalition.org/
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont: (LSSP) is a nonprofit organization that provides legal assistance to low-income persons in the Charlotte area and in west-central North Carolina. LSSP handles a variety of civil matters including but not limited to: domestic violence protective orders, tax matters, public benefits, medicaid, medicare, and consumer law. There is an immediate need for Spanish language interpreters & translators volunteers willing to work 3-5 hours a week assisting attorneys and client. Volunteer opportunities are also available for non-lawyer volunteers on an as needed basis for projects, such as fundraising, events, mailings, bookkeeping and general office tasks. A volunteer application can be completed and submitted online. www.lssp.org.
OTHER STATEWIDE OPPORTUNITIES
Communities In Schools
Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure
May 7, 2011 Winston-Salem, NC
June 11, 2011 Raleigh, NC
October 11, 2011 Charlotte, NC