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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.


If you are interested in getting updates on volunteer opportunities, please fill out the volunteer form.  If you have any questions about volunteering please email NCVLI at

Current Opportunities

14th Annual Crime Victim Law Conference 

NCVLI is seeking volunteers to assist with our annual Conference.  Volunteers will assist with room set up and break down, logistics, man the registration booth and information table, and serve as room monitors. One of the perks of volunteering at the Conference is the opportunity to listen in on sessions and network with Conference attendees. Volunteer for one or both days, morning, afternoon, and evening shifts available. Opportunities are also available pre- and post-Conference to assist with preparation and follow up.  

Procurement for Crime Victims’ Rights Reception

NCVLI is seeking assistance requesting donations from local and national businesses for the fundraising auction at our Crime Victims’ Rights Reception on June 20, 2014. Requests can be completed online, via phone, and face-to-face with local businesses. A list of businesses, request letters, and forms are provided online. Work can be done remotely at any time, contact as many or as few businesses as your schedule will allow. This opportunity is available February - June.

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.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Volunteer Day
First Fridays at NCVLI’s downtown Portland offices. Our next Volunteer Day is on Friday, April 4th 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 over 1,900 hours to NCVLI, making a huge impact for victims.  Lunch is provided. Planning to join us? RSVP at


What do volunteers do?

Law Students

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.