For information and resources see our COVID-19 Support Page. If your small business or nonprofit needs COVID-19 related legal or capacity building help, contact us.

Volunteers

You can make a tremendous impact by assisting communities and organizations that will benefit from your time. We invite you to join our network, not just as a provider of services, but as part of a community that is learning and growing together. By volunteering with us, you can share your skills in a unique and meaningful way and connect with people and organizations working to strengthen their communities.

We’re looking for legal, fundraising, and grantwriting professionals. For all of our volunteers, we are developing a comprehensive volunteer orientation and racial equity training. For our volunteer lawyers, we provide affordable CLE nonprofit law training opportunities and an annual nonprofit advocates training program.

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Attorney Volunteer – Nonprofit & Microenterprise Clinics

Provide valuable legal advice via our monthly legal clinics to low-income micro-entrepreneurs, nonprofits, or community organizations who might not otherwise have access to legal services. Find more information at our Clinics page and Clinic FAQs.

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Attorney Volunteer Opportunities – Direct Representation

Volunteer your legal skills through screened discreet business transactional pro bono opportunities! For more information get in touch at contact@communities-rise.org or 206-324-5850.

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Grantwriting & Fundraising Volunteers

All of our clinics are staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in sharing your expertise in these areas with community organizations in a one-on-one appointment, please contact us at contact@communities-rise.org.

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Nonprofits Advocates Program

Join the Nonprofit Advocates Program as an attorney to learn how to best assist community organizations become 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organizations and to help existing nonprofit organizations stay in compliance. Learn more here or contact us at brenda@communities-rise.org.