Community Volunteer Opportunities:
Attorney Volunteer Opportunities:
VLS hosts a weekly legal advice clinic that is open to members of Greater Austin/Central Texas to receive free legal advice and apply for pro bono representation. The clinics support people seeking advice on issues such as landlord/tenant & eviction issues, wills, divorce & legal protection in fleeing abusive relationships, bankruptcy and more.
Attorneys can sign up for a volunteer shift as often as makes sense for their schedule – weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, or serve as one of our special back-up volunteers for substitutions or emergencies. Click here for clinic guidelines.
Clinics are held once a week (some closures due to federal holidays/closure of school buildings; please click here to see the calendar):
- Wednesday at Webb Middle School (601 E. St. Johns Avenue)
These clinic begins at 6 p.m. and generally lasts until 8:00 or 8:30 pm depending on the number of clients in attendance.
Bastrop and Hays County
VLS’s outreach into the surrounding counties of Bastrop and Hays counties is a newer partnership aiming to help low-income community members who have been displaced from Austin due to rising costs of living. There is a particularly urgent need for volunteers at these two locations.
Held once a month (some closures due to holidays; please click here to see the calendar):
- Bastrop Clinic: 1st Tuesday of every month at Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church St., Bastrop, TX
- Hays Clinic: 2nd Tuesday of every month at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee St., San Marcos, TX
Bastrop is our only clinic that begins a little earlier – at 5:30 p.m. and will typically last until 8. Hays begins at 6 and runs until 8:00/8:15.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in volunteering to give advice at any our evening legal clinics or simply learning more about our clinic set-up, contact Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Hannaher, at 512-640-7743 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer to Run an Assisted Pro Se Clinic
In our assisted pro se clinics, attorney and paralegal volunteers help low-income people with their uncontested legal matters. There is great satisfaction in helping small groups of people navigate the legal system and complete their case on their own.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in volunteering to run an assisted pro se clinic, or would like more information, contact Deputy Director Anna K. Meyers directly at 512-640-7745 or email@example.com.