Volunteers are a crucial component in NCVLI’s mission to advance victims’ rights. NCVLI has a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year ranging from legal work, to event organizing, to assistance with office-related tasks.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer form. If you are an attorney, please complete this form. If you have any questions about volunteering please email NCVLI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do volunteers do?
NCVLI provides a number of internship opportunities to law students both during the summer and the academic year. Additionally, upper division law students who have taken the Crime Victim Litigation Clinic or previously interned with NCVLI may have the opportunity to do project-based pro bono legal work assisting NCVLI attorneys. Law students are also encouraged to assist with general volunteer opportunities.
Pro bono attorneys assist NCVLI and our partner clinic, the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center (OCVLC) with research, writing briefs, and serving as local co-counsel for victims.
If you are interested in a membership with our bar association, the National Alliance of Victims’ Rights Attorneys (NAVRA), please see the NAVRA website here. NAVRA membership is an excellent way to get involved with legal work on behalf of crime victims, stay up to date on best practices for practitioners in the field, and connect with other professionals serving victims of crime.
General Volunteer Opportunities
Beyond attorney and law student positions, NCVLI also provides opportunities for paralegals, undergraduate students, and a variety of general opportunities ranging from office support to event coordination.
NCVLI is seeking a development intern to work with NCVLI’s Executive Director and the Board of Director’s Development Committee to research and cultivate supporters, manage the organization’s donor databases, track and evaluate fundraising efforts, and organize events. Click here to learn more.
Social Media Intern
NCVLI is looking for someone who is passionate about survivors’ rights and NCVLI’s mission and is able to represent it across a variety of social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn). The social media intern is responsible for maintaining and increasing NCVLI’s social media presence and participation by supporters of NCVLI. Click here to learn more.
Ad Hoc Event Committee
NCVLI is seeking volunteers to join an Ad Hoc Event Committee to assist with planning for the 2016 Voices for Justice Reception and silent auction during the event. We are procuring donations of wine and beer for the event well as items for the silent auction. Volunteers can work flexible hours from any location and committee meetings can be attended remotely via conference calls. The majority of work can be done online with an internet connection and involves completing donation request forms online, over the phone, or in person. This is a great opportunity with anyone wanting to help but who needs flexible hours.
General Volunteer Opportunities
Monthly Volunteer Day (September-May) - 2-4 hours per month
Join us the first Friday of each month at NCVLI’s downtown Portland offices with shifts from 12-2PM or 2-4PM. This is a great way to fit volunteering into a busy schedule while making a difference for victims. Last year volunteers contributed almost 2,900 hours to NCVLI, making a huge impact for victims. Lunch is provided. Planning to join us? RSVP at email@example.com.
Procurement for Fundraising Event (July-December) - varies but ideally 10-15 hours per month
We are procuring donations of wine and beer as well as items for the silent auction. The majority of work can be done online with an internet connection and involves completing donation request forms online, over the phone, or in person. This is a great opportunity with anyone wanting to help but who needs flexible hours.
General Research - varies by project, as little as 2-5 hours
Help us make our programs stronger by doing online and telephonic research. This can include monitoring legislative updates to identifying methods to market and distribute NCVLI publications and trainings to identifying vendors for needed services to researching victim service providers.
Marketing 15-20 hours per project
Do you have video editing experience? Using existing content and assisting with creating new content as needed, help us create marketing and quicktool videos.