PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 

2,000 HOURS OF PRO BONO/VOLUNTEER WORK

(OCTOBER 2010 - OCTOBER 2011)


STATEWIDE OPPORTUNITIES


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 

  

Wake/Durham Counties

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/ 

 

Mecklenburg County

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

http://www.cisnc.org/

 

 

Special Olympics

http://www.sonc.net/volunteer

 

 

USO http://www.uso-nc.org/

 

Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure

http://ww5.komen.org/findarace.aspx

 

May 7, 2011 Winston-Salem, NC

June 11, 2011 Raleigh, NC

October 11, 2011 Charlotte, NC

 


 

alt

alt

 

For more information on volunteer opportunities in your area, please contact Alyssa Mozingo at probono@ncparalegal.org 

 

In October 2010, NCPA set a goal to volunteer a total of 2,000 hours between October 2010 and October 2011.  I encourage each of you to participate.  If every member volunteers 4 or 5 hours then we will reach our goal.  Many of us already volunteer in some capacity, whether it is assisting an attorney with a pro bono project, or helping out at a local homeless shelter. 

Please send an email to probono@ncparalegal.org with the number of hours and a brief description of the volunteer project – help us reach our goal of providing 2000 volunteer hours to the communities of North Carolina.

14.00 Normal 0 false false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

 

 

 

 

 


PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

 
 
Banner
powered by MemberClicks