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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Click the links in the bulleted list below to be taken directly to more information on the type of volunteer work you are interested in. We currently need volunteers for:

Once you have found a volunteer opportunity of interest to you, scroll to the bottom of the page or click here to apply.

 

Courthouse Outreach

Volunteer positions available: courthouse outreach coordinator, juror rights educator

Courthouse outreach requires a commitment of as little as an hour every other week, but we encourage volunteers to spend an hour or two at least once a week at the courthouse if possible. For each location, we generally want to have one person to coordinate outreach as well as hand out brochures, plus two or more additional volunteers to share brochures.

We are actively recruiting juror rights educators for courthouse outreach at the following locations:

Arizona

Evo A. DeConcini Courthouse
405 W. Congress
Tucson, AZ

Missouri

Christopher S. Bond Courthouse
80 Lafayette St.
Jefferson City, MO

New York

Deerfield Town Court
6329 Walker Rd. 
Utica, NY

Virginia

Albert V. Bryan Courthouse
401 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA

Walter E. Hoffman Courthouse 
600 Granby Street 
Norfolk, VA

Spottswood W. Robinson III and Robert R. Merhige, Jr., Courthouse
701 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA

United States Courthouse
2400 West Avenue
Newport News, VA

If you would like to start outreach at another location, fill out the application at the bottom of this page and check the last box under the Opportunities of Interest heading. We would be happy to help you recruit others to conduct a juror rights education campaign in your community.

Click here to apply.

 

Kate Nadolski FIJA Table Bughouse Square Debates 2018

Volunteer Kate Nadolski hosting a FIJA table at the 2018 Bughouse Square Debates in Chicago, Illinois.

Host a Table

Volunteer positions available: table coordinator, table hosts

Depending on the specifics of an event, table hosting can be done by one or more people. It is also helpful to have additional people host the table to help answer questions, give everyone a chance to use the restroom or get food, etc.

Illinois

Bughouse Square Debates
Saturday, 27 July 2019 from noon to 4:00 pm
Washington Square Park (aka Bughouse Square)
901 North Clark Street, across Walton from the Newberry Library
Chicago, Illinois

FIJA has been invited back for a second year to host an information table at the Bughouse Square Debates in Chicago. We need at least one person to coordinate and host the table, and we would like at least one more person (preferably 2-3 people) to help host the table.

The Bughouse Square Debates is an annual free speech event including the presentation of a free speech award, a main presentation, soapbox speeches and even heckling! Last year's table coordinator is unavailable to reprise that role this year, but we would love a FIJA presence at the event again. She told us that maybe one person who came up to the table last year knew about jury nullification, but everyone was definitely eager to know more and thankful for the information.

If you would like to host a FIJA table at another event, fill out the application at the bottom of this page and check the box under the Opportunities of Interest heading next to "I would like to host an information table at another event". We would be happy to help you recruit others to help host a FIJA table at an event in your community.

Click here to apply.

 

Document Layout/Formatting

Light document layout/formatting help is needed to consolidate all of the electronic documents that make up our Jury Power Information Kit (JPIK) into a single .pdf file. This task will include not only bringing all the files together into one .pdf, but also reorganizing the panels of the brochures included in the JPIK in the order they should be read. This task requires knowledge of and access to Canva, Adobe or similar.

Click here to apply.

 

Start a FIJA Chapter

If you are interested in starting a FIJA chapter, the first step would be to get a juror rights education campaign going in your community. Once that is well-established, we will look into organizing a chapter if one would enhance juror rights outreach. Please apply for one of the courthouse outreach opportunities listed on this page, or let us know where you are interested in starting a juror rights outreach campaign by filling out the application at the bottom of the page and selecting "I am interested in starting a juror rights outreach campaign at another location".

Click here to apply.

 

Apply to Volunteer

FIJA is a primarily volunteer-driven organization. Your time, energy, and expertise are greatly appreciated!

Our goal is to match you with volunteer work that:

  • is meaningful and fulfilling to you,
  • effectively advances FIJA's mission, and
  • fits well with your skills and available time.

Please help us get to know you better so that we may match you with a volunteer opportunity.

Contact Information
First Name
Last Name
Please enter the city and state where you are located.
Opportunities of Interest
I am interested in these volunteer opportunities (check all that apply):
Community Service
Will you be applying your volunteer hours to a community service requirement? We are often able to help you with that, but we will need to know up front so that we can fulfill whatever administrative requirements are needed from us.

THANK YOU!