Legal Intake Volunteer

Do you have a passion for civil liberties? Want to help us defend rights and promote justice in the commonwealth?

We need volunteers to handle inquiries about civil liberties violations.

Intake volunteers are responsible for determining whether inquiries fall within the ACLU of Massachusetts' areas of concern, as well as performing general reception duties at our front desk.

We seek people who are patient, concerned, and even-tempered—people who can listen, ask pertinent questions, and maintain an objective attitude dealing with people who are experiencing problems.

Our intake volunteers work regular four-hour shifts on weekdays: either 9:00am-1:00pm or 1:00-5:00pm and are an integral part of our daily operation.

To learn more and express your interest, email a resume or information about your interest, relevant background and skills to info@aclum.org with the subject line "Legal Intake Volunteer."

Public Advocacy Volunteer

Public Advocacy volunteers work on research projects and outreach in the community to support ACLU of Massachusetts' campaigns to protect civil liberties.

Volunteers must attend an orientation to learn about the role of the Public Advocacy Department within the ACLU of Massachusetts, responsibilities when representing the ACLU at public events, and to be assigned research projects.

There are no regular hours for volunteer positions in the Public Advocacy Department; volunteers are contacted by the ACLU of Massachusetts to participate in events and projects on an as-needed basis.

To sign up for the next volunteer orientation, email a resume that includes your full name, email address, phone number and address to Public Advocacy Coordinator Matt Allen at mallen@aclum.org.

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