Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Prairie State Legal Services. Whether you are an attorney, a law student, paralegal, undergraduate student or another professional looking to dedicate time to public service, we appreciate you reaching out to us.
There is a broad range of opportunities available to volunteers. Whether you are looking for something bite-sized or more in-depth, client facing opportunities, remote or in a local PSLS office or satellite location, a single-day clinic or ongoing involvement, we are excited to hear from you.
Please explore our opportunities by selecting one of the options below. Keep in mind that our opportunities expand and change frequently, so please check back often. If you want more information about any opportunity or have other ideas for how you can get involved, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more about the impact volunteers have on our work and our plan for continuing to involve volunteers in our services, read our Volunteer Involvement Plan.
Pro Bono work means you’re helping someone who needs help and does not have the means to hire a private attorney. But it’s also a chance to make a positive impact in the community where we live.
Bozeman Neighbor Patton & Noe, LLP (Moline, IL)
It is very satisfactory to me. It helps me help people because I enjoy helping people. And when I help a person and at the end of a case they give me a hug or they smile and say thank you very much for helping me, hopefully I am able to help them in their life and get them away from a situation.
J. Brick Van Der Snick
Van Der Snick Law Firm, Ltd. (St. Charles, IL)
I find the work to be incredibly fulfilling, especially the work I’m doing. There are people who are trying to get a second chance in life and they’re very appreciative in anyone who takes an interest in them and the results have been very satisfying.
Whatever you’re willing to do or can do, even if it’s to take a phone call or answer questions. It’s a very rewarding job when you do it and you help these people who need the help.
Jennifer L. Johnson
Zanck, Coen, Wright & Saladin, P.C. (Crystal Lake, IL)