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.  To contact the V.I.P. directly, please email us at volunteer@clsmf.org

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.  We do require volunteers to agree to a minimum four-month commitment.  

Community Members

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/.

Volunteer Inquiry

  • Please list an individual with whom you have worked and who can provide information regarding your work and/or volunteer qualifications.
  • Please provide a complete address for your first designated professional reference.
  • Please provide a phone number for your first designated professional reference.
  • Please provide an email address for your first designated professional reference.
  • Please list an individual with whom you have worked and who can provide information regarding your work and/or volunteer qualifications.
  • Please provide a complete address for your second designated professional reference.
  • Please provide a phone number for your second designated professional reference.
  • Please provide an email address for your second designated professional reference.
  • Please list an individual with whom you have worked and who can provide information regarding your work and/or volunteer qualifications.
  • Please provide a complete address for your third designated professional reference.
  • Please provide a phone number for your third designated professional reference.
  • Please provide an email address for your third designated professional reference.
  • Please identify the CLSMF office at which you would most like to volunteer. Please note, making this selection does not guarantee you will be able to volunteer at the identified office as each of our offices have unique demands and commitments that may preclude additional personnel (i.e., volunteers). For more information on each CLSMF office, please visit https://clsmf.org/locations/.
  • Do you have interest in a specific legal practice area? If so, please briefly list/describe (for more information on the areas we practice in, please visit https://clsmf.org/services/).
    Please check the appropriate response regarding whether your volunteer hours will require verification (e.g., corporate tracking, student pro bono hours) to an outside organization.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please upload your resume in PDF.
    I certify that the answers given by me to all questions on this form and any attachments are, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and correct and that I have not knowingly withheld any pertinent facts or circumstances. I understand that any omission or misrepresentation of fact in this form may result in refusal or separation from volunteer service upon discovery thereof. I acknowledge that this is an inquiry only for volunteer opportunities and not employment.