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Volunteer at the Legal Hand Call-In Center

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Legal Hand


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Published 15 days ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Legal Hand, Inc. has created a virtual Call-In Center where trained community Volunteers, who are not lawyers, provide free legal information, assistance, and referrals to help low-income members of the community resolve issues that affect their lives in areas like housing, family law, immigration, domestic violence and public benefits and try to prevent problems from turning into legal actions. Assistance is provided to all, without income screening or appointments required, and are available some regular business hours, evenings and weekends.


Legal Hand Volunteers provide legal information, assistance, and referrals. Volunteers do not provide legal advice. Volunteers play an important role in Legal Hand's mission to improve access to justice in low-income communities by directing people to effective resources and ensuring they know their rights in a given situation. Volunteers are provided with training and learn valuable advocacy 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. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Complete trainings in a variety of issue areas, including housing, family law, immigration, domestic violence and public benefits;
  • Assist those who seek our assistance with a variety of issues by completing online forms, providing information about various government benefits, making advocacy calls and help with navigating the social services systems.
  • Track Visitor information in the computer database consistently and accurately.

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months;
  • Must be 18 and over;
  • Desire to help members of the community resolve their problems;
  • Must speak fluent English; ability to speak a second language a plus but not required;
  • Must have computer literacy and comfort.

Legal Hand, Inc. has created a virtual Call-In Center where trained community Volunteers, who are not lawyers, provide free legal information, assistance, and referrals to help low-income members of the community resolve issues that affect…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Virtual Opportunity

How to Apply

Legal Hand, Inc. will be holding two Volunteer info sessions in October - please attend one of them to learn more about becoming a Volunteer.

Please RSVP to one of our information sessions that will be held:

October 27, 2020 [RSVP HERE:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122559908987 ]

or

October 29, 2020 [RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/123726347837 ]

For more information, or with any questions, please contact the Legal Hand Virtual Call-In Center at nassausuffolk@legalhand.org.

Legal Hand, Inc. will be holding two Volunteer info sessions in October - please attend one of them to learn more about becoming a Volunteer.

Please RSVP to one of our information…

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