NCPOFFC Legal Internship Opportunity

The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC) provides technical assistance and training on the full faith and credit provision of the Violence Against Women Act, enforcement of federal and state firearm prohibitions as they relate to domestic violence, custody provisions in protection orders, and the federal domestic violence and stalking crimes. Continue reading

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Event

Lucky Dog Rescue Adoption Event

WCL Student Animal Legal Defense Fund & Lucky Dog Rescue are offering students the opportunity to volunteer at an adoption event! The event will take place on Sunday, March 29th from 12 – 2 and volunteers need to be there from 11:15 until 2:30. Volunteers will attend an orientation at the start of the event and then be assigned a dog to handle. You will receive a bio sheet and can talk to potential adopters about the dog. Continue reading

DC SAFE Court Watch Training

The Court Watch Program is intended to monitor court proceedings in the Domestic Violence Unit, specifically in the courtrooms that hear civil protection orders for domestic violence victims as well as criminal cases related to domestic violence incidents. Volunteers observe cases and record information about the proceedings. The data is then used to determine the treatment of domestic violence victims in the court process and if abusers are being held accountable. The data is also used to make the recommendations to the court and other agencies that work with domestic violence victims in the court process. Court Watch volunteers work as little as 4 hours per week and are recruited year round.

To volunteer, click here and fill out the application.  SAFE’s Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator will be in touch with you to complete the process.

Our next training will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 10:30am-12:00pm at the D.C. Superior Court House located at 500 Indiana Avenue NW Suite 4550, Washington, D.C. 20001. If you are interested in attending this training, please RSVP by Monday, March 9, 2015.

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty Internship

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty is accepting applications for its Spring 2015 internship and externship program. The Law Center, a private non-profit in Washington D.C., is the nation’s only legal advocacy organization dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness. Since its founding, the Law Center has been a catalyst for critical civil and human rights advocacy. Continue reading

DC Alternative Spring Break

Staying in DC for Spring Break? Volunteer with the DC Alternative Spring Break Pro Bono Service Project and make a difference in the lives of others! Join students from American University Washington College of Law, Georgetown Law Center and Catholic University Columbus School of Law in an exciting new initiative to serve the DC community at local nonprofits.

Sign up here and read about project descriptions and other details here. Questions? Contact Jasmeet Sidhu, Assistant Director for the Office of Public Interest, at jsidhu@wcl.american.edu.

Volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank with PICL

Come volunteer with the Office of Public Interest and the Public Interest Community Liaisons (PICL) at the Capital Area Food Bank Volunteer Project on Friday, February 27 from 1:00-4:00 PM.  For more information, stop by the 6th floor and meet with PICL members on Wednesday, February 18th from 1:00-5:00 PM.  To volunteer, sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Cld05S

Family Self-Help Center Pro Bono Service Project Training

AUWCL Family Self-Help Center Pro Bono Service Project Training
Sunday, February 22nd, 2:00-5:00 PM in room 100

Interested in volunteering with the Family Self-Help Center Pro Bono Service Project?  Come attend this three hour mandatory training session for students.  The session will offer a comprehensive training and information needed for students who wish to offer their services. Coffee and snacks with be provided.

Volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank

Come volunteer with the Office of Public Interest and the Public Interest Community Liaisons (PICL) at the Capital Area Food Bank Volunteer Project on Friday, February 27 from 1:00-4:00 PM.  For more information, stop by the 6th floor and meet with PICL members on Wednesday, February 18th from 1:00-5:00 PM.  To volunteer, sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Cld05S.

DC Citizen Snow Team

Serve DC is encouraging residents to volunteer on behalf of the DC Citizen Snow Team. The DC Citizen Snow Team is comprised of volunteers who are able to assist seniors and residents with disabilities with shoveling and snow removal in the event of winter weather. 

*Currently, there is a critical need for volunteers in Wards 4, 7 and 8. Continue reading