We Need You!
Volunteers are the backbone of the ACLU. From volunteer attorneys and speakers, to people who help around the office or table at community events, volunteers make the ACLU’s work to protect and extend civil liberties and civil rights possible.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at different times throughout the year. We will do our best to match your interests and expertise with our current needs. Though some of volunteer opportunities are available only in our Portland office, we have several ways for you to get involved if you live elsewhere in the state.
To apply for our current or ongoing positions, please send a letter of interest and any specific materials requested to Sarah Armstrong.
For Students: If you are interested in setting up an internship or externship for college credit, please be sure to let us know your interests and goals as well as the dates you are available.
Bill of Rights Action Network (PDF)
Conduct phone outreach to ACLU members to let them know about upcoming legislation with civil liberties implications and encourage them to contact their state legislators.
Know Your Rights Outreach Volunteer (PDF)
Help us to spread the word to community groups and schools using our informative presentations.
Legal Intake Volunteer (PDF)
Work closely with legal department staff to screen, research, respond and track requests for legal assistance related to a broad spectrum of civil liberties and constitutional law issues.
Tabling Volunteer (PDF)
Set up and supervise information tables at community events to increase awareness about the ACLU and its work.
ONGOING VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Virtually all of the ACLU's legal work is handled by cooperating attorneys. Cooperating attorneys assist with legal research, advocacy and litigation. They may also be asked to speak about civil liberties issues to schools, community groups and organizations across Oregon.
Assist with the mailing, filing and other miscellaneous office needs. Office volunteers work closely with ACLU staff to assist with membership mailings, filing and data entry and other miscellaneous office tasks. While most of this work is done during regular office hours, occasionally we need people to come during the evenings. Benefits include an increased understanding of civil liberties issues and of the operations of the ACLU of Oregon. The main ACLU of Oregon office is located in downtown Portland.
We are looking for volunteers with graphic design experience to assist staff in designing event fliers, postcards, brochures, invitations, programs and other marketing materials on a project-by-project basis. We are especially looking for volunteers to bring creativity to the layout, design and creation of our materials. This would be a great way to add to your portfolio and protect civil liberties at the same time.
-Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites
-Must be able to work remotely and meet deadlines
The ACLU of Oregon is looking for a group of creative copy writers to help lighten up our website content and briefing papers and to help develop original slogans and event names. We are especially interested in finding more effective ways to engage younger supporters with our written materials.
The ideal volunteer has some copy writing experience and is interested in helping to develop our marketing through creative copy.
Don't see anything that fits your interests and availability now? Be the first to know of future volunteer opportunities by filling out our online volunteer profile.