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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Volunteering at a Legal Hand site is a great way to give back to your community, learn about law and legal services work, and make a real difference in the lives of people affected by civil legal problems.

Legal Hand is currently recruiting new volunteers. Volunteers commit to at least one three hour shift per week for the following six month period. 

Training, which begins with a two-day workshop on the basics of legal information assistance, focuses on areas where emergencies commonly arise, such as housing, physical safety, immigration, family matters, and benefits. Volunteers also learn about cultural competency, interviewing skills, the limits on the advice non-lawyer volunteers are legally permitted to provide, and the availability of referrals to other services, including full legal representation.

Legal Hand volunteers come from all backgrounds and walks of life— from college students to retirees who have lived in the neighborhoods Legal Hand serves for decades. No experience in legal work or representation is necessary.

If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to the Manager at the center you are interested in volunteering with:

Legal Hand Crown Heights

margolinh@legalhand.org

Legal Hand Brownsville

rougety@legalhand.org

Legal Hand Jamaica

butterst@legalhand.org

Legal Hand Highbridge

cjames@legalhand.org

Legal Hand Tremont

maldonadoe@legalhand.org

For more information, please contact Gyulnara Barnett at barnettg@legalhand.org