Volunteer Opportunities at Eastside Legal Assistance Program

#1 Seeking Phone Intake Line Volunteers:

Do you like talking to people and helping others?  Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) has openings for volunteers to answer our phone intake line and help potential clients for our program.  ELAP provides free legal services to low income residents of East and Northeast King County, and Domestic Violence survivors from all over King County.  As a Phone Intake Line Volunteer, you would staff our phone line and provide intake and referral services for our clients.  Qualifications include commitment to ELAP’s mission in promoting access to equal justice, ability to multitask, excellent communication skills, ability to learn quickly and absorb new information, ability to type, computer literate, good interpersonal skills.

As a Phone Intake Line Volunteer, you will help low income individuals and families on the Eastside who need legal services but cannot afford them. Low income individuals and families have, on average, at least one situation each year where they need legal advice. You can help us provide these much needed legal services by volunteering as a Phone Intake Line Volunteer.

The position is open to all levels.  The time commitment is 4 hours weekly for six months, and you would work in our office in Bellevue.

#2  Legal Advice Clinic Intake Volunteers:

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) has openings for Legal Advice Clinic Intake Volunteers for its legal clinics.  At the clinics, low income residents of East King County meet with volunteer attorneys to discuss their civil legal issues, such as landlord tenant, credit, wills, contract, divorce, or domestic violence. Clinics are approximately two hours and there are between one and three attorneys at each clinic.

As a Legal Advice Clinic Intake Volunteer you organize and support ELAP’s legal advice clinics.  You help low income individuals and families on the Eastside who need legal services but cannot afford them. Low income individuals and families have, on average, at least one situation each year where they need legal advice. You can help us provide these much needed legal services by volunteering as a Legal Advice Clinic Intake Volunteer.

The position is open to all levels.  The time commitment varies from 3-12 hours each month for 1 year, and the clinics are located in different locations around the Eastside.

To apply for either position: send a resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position to Judith Shoshana, Program Director, 1510 140th Ave NE Suite 110, Bellevue, WA 98005.