Get Involved

Are you looking for opportunities to volunteer your time?

The American Constitution Society can help you get involved.

 

 

 

Welcome to the ACS Volunteer page! If you’re looking for a way to contribute to the progressive resistance, you’ve come to the right place. Through our volunteer efforts, we connect lawyers and law students across the country to opportunities tailored to their interests, skills, and schedule.  We are constantly looking for volunteers for ongoing research and pro bono projects and would love your help. Information on some of our current projects can be found below. Please email us at [email protected] if you’d like to help! Also, if you know of any volunteer opportunities or trainings where our members could be helpful, please send an email to [email protected] with the details. Thank you for supporting our efforts!

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ACS is seeking volunteers to help with an ongoing vetting project. The project entails researching the background of a few political appointees. It should only take a few hours of time and mostly requires use of the internet. If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]

The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition is seeking volunteers who speak Spanish, French or Arabic to help answer its detention line. If you are able to help, please visit https://www.caircoalition.org/how-to-help/volunteering.

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office is seeking lawyer volunteers to work on deportation-related cases, including drafting motions, acquiring court files etc.  Prior experience or familiarity with immigration law is not required — volunteer lawyers will be working in partnership with the Public Defender’s newly formed Deportation Defense Unit.   The Public Defender formed this organized deportation defense effort in the face of the Trump Administration’s initiation of widespread detentions and deportations of non-citizens living in the US.    If you’re interested in helping to ensure that immigrant detainees have access to counsel, please contact Pujya Pascal of the Public Defender’s Office at [email protected] and copy us at [email protected] so we could keep track of the amazing contributions of our members.

Given the current immigration climate, a coalition partner is seeking volunteers who could collect state-specific forms for guardianship and powers of attorney. It would be important/helpful to include a piece describing the context (i.e. what is a power of attorney, when use? Custody? Resources are state specific, etc…). Please email us at [email protected] if you are interested, and we will connect you for next steps. 

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You can join ACS or renew your membership here, and engage with your local lawyer chapter here. If there isn't a chapter in your area, email us today at [email protected] to help start one.