Spring-Summer Legal Intake Volunteer Opportunities


The ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest organization devoted exclusively to protecting the basic civil liberties of all. The mission of the ACLU is to assure that the protections of the Bill of Rights are preserved and expanded. The ACLU is widely recognized as the nation’s premier defender of individual rights and fundamental freedoms.

We are currently seeking two Legal Intake Volunteers: 1) Legal volunteer every Tuesday at the Imperial Regional Detention Facility and 2) Legal volunteer for our Lopez-Venegas settlement; flexible schedule.

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I. Legal Intake Volunteer – Calexico (Tuesdays)

Position Description:  Part-time position every Tuesday (all day). Assisting attorneys with the ‘Access to Justice and Freedom for Immigrants in Isolated Detention Centers Project’ Duties will include conducting intake interviews for Spanish-speaking detainees who do not have access to legal counsel at the Imperial Regional Detention Facility in Calexico and entering information into database; preparing for and assisting with legal orientation program and ‘Know Your Rights’ presentations at the detention center.

Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to public interest work is preferred. Bilingual-Spanish speaking & writing skills required.

II. Legal Intake Volunteer – Lopez-Venegas settlement

Position Description:  Part-time position with flexible hours. Assisting attorneys with managing intake calls in response to Lopez-Venegas v. Johnson settlement which will allow class members in Mexico to return to the United States and present their cases before an immigration judge. Duties will include listening to intake voicemails in Spanish, entering data into spreadsheet for attorney review, and scanning intake forms.

QualificationsBilingual-Spanish speaking & writing skills required.

Application Procedure for both positions:
Individuals interested in volunteering with the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties should send a resume and a cover letter describing interests and which position you are interested in, by email to jdauteuil@aclusandiego.org     DEADLINE: Until filled.

Or by mail to:

ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties
Legal Intake Volunteer – Calexico
or Legal Intake Volunteer – Lopez-Venegas
PO Box 87131
San Diego, CA 92138-7131

We encourage applicants to send materials as soon as possible, but applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected.   Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job posting. 

The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.