JFCY Fall Volunteer Opportunities:

JFCY is seeking several volunteers to work on-site, with a chance to interact with staff lawyers, admin staff and clients.

Both positions require a minimum time commitment of one four-hour shift per week, at a designated time during business hours (9am-5pm) that is convenient for the volunteer.

Law Student/legal interns:

We are looking for law students who can commit to at least one 4 hour shift per week (during business hours, on a pre-scheduled consistent date, ie Wednesday afternoons).  The student will have a designated lawyer supervisor and obtain training. The students will assist our intake lawyer with giving legal information to clients (with a particular focus on civil recovery demand letters), doing immediate intake-related legal research and doing more longer-term research and other legal support tasks to assist the casework of the lawyer supervisor. We are looking for law students who are comfortable talking to clients on the phone, have good research skills and are able to commit to a specific half-day (or more!) per week this semester (and next, if you are able to).

Intake support/admin support (non-law students):

We are looking for responsible people who are comfortable talking to clients on the phone and are available for at least one 4 hour shift per week (but preferably more) on a consistent day of the week (ie Thursday mornings).  The volunteer’s main tasks will be: a) doing the initial client interview for new intakes (ie talking to new clients who are calling in for the first time, asking them various questions, writing out the information, putting it into our computer system and then forwarding all the info to our intake lawyer), and b) assisting our Admin staff with various data entry into our case management system.  The volunteer will be provided with extensive training and be supervised by our Admin staff.

Both positions require a minimum time commitment of one four-hour shift per week, at a designated time during business hours (9am-5pm) that is convenient for the volunteer.

If you are interested, please apply with a completed Volunteer Application Form and resume to Andrea Luey at lueya@lao.on.ca by September 10, 2012.