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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

NCVLI appreciates all international human rights work and aims to collaborate with other NGOs to advance rights across the globe; its volunteer opportunities are, however, within the United States at this time.

Would you like to volunteer? Attorneys, please complete this form. Others, please complete this this form.  Questions? Please email

What do volunteers do?

Law Students

NCVLI has internship opportunities for 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 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 others ranging from office support to event coordination.


Current Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Development Intern

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. 

General Volunteer Opportunities

Event Support
NCVLI hosts numerous community, fundraising and training events each year, including our Crime Victim Law Conference, which we cannot host without the support of volunteers. Volunteers can help with pre-event planning and preparation as well as at the events. By volunteering, you gain networking and educational benefits. Interested in helping? Email

Another annual event volunteer opportunity is NCVLI’s Voices for Justice Reception in February. Volunteers are needed for fundraising prior to the event (see below) as well as at the actual event. For our 2019 volunteer opportunities with this event, you may fill out a direct volunteer form here.

Fundraising for Voices for Justice Reception (July-December) - varies but ideally 10-15 hours per month
We are looking for 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 needing 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.