VOLUNTEER AND CLINIC COORDINATOR
FULL TIME PAID POSITION
DCVLP seeks an outgoing, motivated, energetic, highly-organized person to support their volunteer
lawyers and to serve as intake person for their newly-established legal advice clinic for domestic violence
survivors in DC.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Recruit, welcome and process new volunteers.
2. Support volunteer attorneys serving as Guardians ad litem (GALs) for children:
3. Assist with coordination and administration of Guardian ad Litem practice area, including:
4. Domestic Violence Walk-In Clinic Administration:
1. A Bachelor’s degree and a commitment to promoting social justice through improved
access to legal services for low-income individuals.
2. Proficiency in Spanish (required).
3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop good working relationships with
volunteers, staff, and partner organizations.
5. Competence in MS Word, MS Excel, and online research tools, and a willingness to
become competent on DCVLP’s case management system and online pleadings library.
Sitting and keyboard work for long periods of time
Standing and/or walking for long periods of time
Frequent bending, kneeling and reaching
Lifting and carrying approximately 40 pounds
NOTE: This description is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position as it is recognized
that job duties may change over time, based on DCVLP’s needs.
Interested applicants should send a letter of intent and a resume to Claudia Gwilliam at
DCVLP has a non-discrimination policy and encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply
regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or other status protected by
The next Take Back Your Home foreclosure outreach will be this SATURDAY, February 22nd at 10:00 am. Please meet in the International Student Lounge for breakfast and a brief training. This is the last canvass until March 29th!
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmaMnhzjPEFKdHl2b1R0azF0WTZaZ2d0cUhoa3JKZEE&usp=drive_web#gid=0.
If you haven’t canvassed with us before, our goal is to reach out to homeowners in the early stages of foreclosure to provide them with resources and community support so that they can save their homes. Prince George’s County consistently has one of the highest foreclosure rates in Maryland, and our outreach helps to point homeowners in the right direction to get help.
Please let us know if you any questions, or if there’s something you’d like to make sure that we cover in the training. We hope to see you at our first canvass!
It’s that time again for the Hogar Naturalization Workshop!
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9:15 am to 3:30 pm
40-45 volunteers needed!
If you are available to help out this day, please contact Richard Eldridge at REldridge@ccda.net or 703-534-9805 x 239.
If you need a ride or are able to carpool, please indicate this in your RSVP!
Naturalization workshop will be held at…
St. Leo the Great Church
3700 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
The Mayoral Primary Election in DC is coming up April 1, 2014, and University Legal Services Voting Access needs volunteers to help make sure that everyone – regardless of disability – can vote at the polls!
Volunteers will go to a DC polling place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm to fill out a short form reporting whether there is an entrance accessible to people with mobility disabilities, whether audio and visual aids are available, and whether there are other basic accessibility features.
You do not have to be a DC voter to volunteer! Email email@example.com if you are interested in monitoring a polling place on election day.
Volunteer Need: 5-6 Volunteers
Date: Friday 14 FEB 2014
Time: At 1:00 PM for about 2 hours
Location: Migration and Refugee Services office of Catholic Charities (Next to the main office on Glebe road, Arlington):
Address: 80 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
Report To: Krupskaya Elliott
Mission: Outreach for the Hogar Citizenship Program – We will be stuffing the Sunday bulletins for Spanish Masses throughout Northern Virginia with information about the Hogar Citizenship Program and the Hogar ESOL Program. There are 5,000 bulletins to stuff!!! If you can come by and help it will make this a much easier job to handle!!
This activity is very important to get the word out about citizenship classes and workshops – your actions will help reach thousands!! (literally!)
ACTION REQUESTED: Please RSVP to Richard Eldridge [REldridge@ccda.net] to let him know if you can come help
ATTORNEY AND NON-ATTORNEY VOLUUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REFUGEE/ASYLEE ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS CLINIC IN BALTIMORE, MD (Posted 01/29/2014)
Immigration Legal Services Esperanza Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, in partnership with Exelon Corporation and Asylee Women Enterprise, will be hosting a free refugee/asylee adjustment clinic on Tuesday night, March 11 and Saturday morning, March 15. This clinic will assist individuals who have fled persecution in their home countries apply for green cards, which will get them on paths to US citizenship. More volunteers are needed to match the demand for this particular clinic. Attorney and non-attorney volunteers are needed on each date to help clients assemble documents, check paperwork, review eligibility, fill out immigration forms, and interpret client meetings (Amharic, French, and Kinyarwanda). No experience required; all training will be conducted on-site and online prior to the clinics. Contact Ouranitsa Abbas, Pro Bono Coordinator, to register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-825-3421.
Hogar Immigrant Services is seeking a volunteer to make phone calls and return messages to clients who need more information about our citizenship workshop. In additional to communicating with potential clients, this volunteer may be asked to assist with workshop publicity and outreach strategy. Bilingual Spanish speaker needed. Hours are very flexible – approximately four hours per week during the daytime (Mon – Fri, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).
Contact Cindy Brown at (703) 584-9805 ext. 227 for more information.
Hogar ALSO needs volunteers eight Saturdays a year to help immigrants complete naturalization applications.