Volunteer with Legal Hand Highbridge and Legal Hand Tremont!

Published

08/09/2018

Start Date

10/01/2018

End Date

01/07/2019

Address

Legal Hand
Bronx, NY, USA
New York
United States

Description

Are you an active member of this community?

Want to make positive change?

Then become a Legal Hand volunteer!


Legal Hand, a community legal resource center with storefront centers in Brooklyn, the Bronx

and Queens is seeking volunteers for our Bronx sites!


Legal Hand Volunteers provide legal information, assistance, and referrals from the storefront

offices. Volunteers play an important role in Legal Hand’s mission to improve access to justice

in low-income communities by directing people with civil legal problems to effective resources

and ensuring they know their rights in a given situation. Volunteers are trained at no cost,

learning valuable advocacy and legal skills. Legal Hand volunteers come from all backgrounds

and walks of life— from college students to retirees, and no experience in legal work is

necessary. Volunteers will operate out of easy-to-find, neighborhood storefront centers in

Highbridge and Tremont.


Volunteers will be paid a stipend of $15 per shift to cover transportation. (1 shift = 3 hours)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Complete trainings in a variety of legal issue areas, including immigration, family law, housing, benefits, and employment
  • Assist residents with variety of legal issues by completing intake, filling out and filing paperwork
  • Track client information in computer database consistently and accurately
  • Conduct outreach to advertise the program


Requirements include:

  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week in our office for minimum of 6 months
  • Interest in public interest law and community organizing
  • Must be 18 and over
  • Desire to help members of the community resolve their problems
  • Must speak fluent English; ability to speak Spanish a plus, but not required
  • Must have strong computer literacy and comfort
  • Knowledge of NYC benefits a plus


Legal Hand will be holding two volunteer info sessions in September - please come to one of them to learn more about becoming a volunteer:

Wednesday, September 12 from 3 - 4pm or Thursday, September 13 from 6 - 7pm


Both information sessions will be held at Legal Hand Highbridge: 1759 Jerome Ave. Bronx, NY 10453


For more information, or with any questions, please contact:

James 929.222.2015 | legalhandhighbridge@legalhand.org

Erica 917.536.6923 | legalhandtremont@legalhand.org

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

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