Be at the frontlines to protect and expand civil liberties in Maryland! The ACLU of Maryland seeks volunteers for our intake/complaint line year-round. The intake/complaint line hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm.
Volunteers will be trained to discern civil liberties issues from other legal matters and investigate significant civil rights/civil liberties violations or provide referrals to appropriate legal resources.
Volunteers must be available during at least one of the complaint line shift hours, on Tuesdays, from 12:45pm to 3:00pm, and/or Thursdays, from 12:45pm to 3:00pm, for a period of at least three months.
Volunteers should have excellent communication skills, confidence, patience, and a healthy sense of humor. They should also be comfortable interacting with individuals from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds with a wide range of needs. Familiarity with the ACLU's mission and current civil liberties and civil rights issues preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the ACLU of Maryland. The cover letter should include all contact information, including address, email, phone number(s) and address the following:
-Why do you want to be an intake/complaint line volunteer for the ACLU?
-What background do you have that you believe would be helpful for the position?
-Are you affiliated with a school through which you would like to receive credit for volunteering?
-Where did you hear about this opportunity?
We accept applications by mail and fax (410-366-7838). If you would like to submit your application by email, please attach a resume and include in the body of the email, the same information requested in the volunteer application.