PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES in TAMPA

LEGAL PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES:

Guardian ad Litem – 13th Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County):  

The Guardian ad Litem collects information from the children, family members, foster parents, teachers, and any one involved in the child’s life.  The Guardian visits with the child and reports observations.  Based on the information gathered, the Guardian is able to make recommendations to the court and become the voice of the child.  To become a Guardian ad Litem, complete the application at: http://www.galtampa.org/volunteer/ or contact a recruiter by calling 813-272-5110.  Volunteers can earn 30 hours of non-legal pro bono credit for training and legal pro bono credit for work done on their respective cases.

Project H.E.L.P.:

Provide legal assistance to the homeless at a weekly clinic, held every Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa. Student volunteers are expected to attend at least one clinic a month. If interested, please email Ella Shenhav at eshenhav@shutts.com.

Counsel on American-Islamic Relations:

Duties will vary, but may include, completing witness statements, drafting EEOC complaints, conducting legal research on a variety of immigration issues or matters impacting ALL immigrant populations.  For more information, reach out to Thania Diaz Clevenger at tclevenger@cair.com, (813) 514-1414.  http://cairflorida.org/

NON-LEGAL PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES:

Junior Achievement Finance Park:

The JA Finance Park program provides high school students with an effective and innovative way to learn money management and financial decision-making skills. At the end of this program, students experience JA Finance Park Virtual, an online simulation where they put into practice what they’ve learned about economic options and the principles of budgeting. Assisted by their teachers and trained volunteers, students have the opportunity to actually develop and commit to a personal budget.  To volunteer, complete the application here:  https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp1468020.jsp

American Red Cross:

Prepare the community to be more resilient in the face of fires and other disasters!  You only need to commit to four hours a month, but can do more, if you’d like.  Training requires one introductory course and some time in the field.  http://www.redcross.org/local/florida/central-florida/volunteer