Volunteer Involvement Program (V.I.P.)
As part of our Volunteer Involvement Program (V.I.P.), CLSMF offers internships, externships, and volunteer opportunities to law school students, undergraduate students, paralegals, and other community members. For individuals interested in volunteering with us, please complete and submit the below inquiry form. Please note that we are fortunate to receive a number of inquiries and can only respond to those inquiries that most align with our current volunteer staffing needs.
Attorneys interested in pro bono opportunities click here
Students (Law School, Paralegal Studies, Pre-Law, and others)
CLSMF offers a wide range of options for volunteer opportunities as well as externships for course credit or service learning. Each school sets its own requirements for externships (academic credit), usually requiring a minimum number of hours per semester. Students should contact their school internship/externship or career services program to learn about the school’s requirements for receiving academic credit including application deadlines, minimum number of service hours, etc. before contacting CLSMF.
If you’re not concerned about receiving academic credit, we do offer unpaid, non-credit volunteer opportunities. The minimum number of hours for volunteering with us is 125 hours during a semester and agreeing to a set schedule.
Community members, be they practicing paralegals, other non-legal professionals, or lay-persons, are encouraged to inquire about our volunteer opportunities.
CLSMF loves volunteers and we can’t do our work without them. Here at CLSMF, we value eagerness to help us in our mission to deliver top quality legal services in Central Florida, flexibility in accepting work assignments, and a dose of humor and creativity to make it all come together. In most cases prior experience is not necessary and we will train you in the relevant law and procedure. CLSMF utilizes volunteers during traditional business hours.
Information regarding employment opportunities at CLSMF may be found at https://clsmf.org/about/employment/.