In-house volunteers at Legal Aid work closely with Legal Aid staff attorneys to assist directly on client cases or to work on special projects. They are embedded in one of Legal Aid’s practice groups: Family, Economic Justice, Health & Opportunity, Housing, Volunteer Lawyers Program, or Community Engagement.
In-house volunteer opportunities exist for people in any of the 5 counties served by Legal Aid: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain. In-house volunteer positions typically open in January, May and August, and require a minimum 12 hour a week, 12-week commitment.
Requirements for volunteering with Legal Aid include a commitment to helping low-income persons; excellent communication skills; an ability to work independently and with a team; and respect for people of diverse cultures and communities. Additional requirements include a proficiency in MS Office 365; attention to detail; and the ability to handle multiple tasks.
Retired and late career attorneys can be part of Legal Aid’s ACT 2 program and gain access to special events, training, and opportunities, as well as supportive and administrative services.