Thank you for your interest! Please check with us about the availability of the following positions:

 

Organizational Volunteers Needed

Pisgah Legal Services is in need of volunteers for organizational tasks at our Asheville office. These positions include: inventory of office supplies, purging old files, organizing closets and other general tasks as needed by the office manager.  The time commitment is 2-3 hours per week and the schedule is flexible. This is a great opportunity for individuals who do not want to make a long-term volunteer commitment. Jobs will require standing, bending, walking up flights of stairs and light lifting. High school students are encouraged to apply.

Screener/Administrative Assistant Volunteer

This position consists of telephone screening potential clients, data entry, receptionist duties, record keeping, document handling, creating spreadsheets, event planning, and other administrative tasks as assigned. The position schedule is three days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. A minimum six-month commitment is required.

Requirements:
•    Excellent telephone presence
•    Strong interpersonal skills
•    Computer proficiency
•    Basic typing skills
•    Customer service experience
•    Detail-oriented
•    Ability to multi-task
•    Organized
•    Ability to meet deadlines

Domestic Violence Volunteer Screener

This position involves interviewing victims of domestic violence over the telephone to determine if they are eligible for our services. Additional administrative tasks may be assigned. Prior experience working with victims of domestic violence is preferred, but not required. Training is provided. The position schedule is a 2-3 hour shift on Thursday afternoons or Friday mornings for a minimum six-month commitment.
 
Requirements:
•    Strong telephone presence
•    Compassion and sensitivity for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
•    Basic computer knowledge
•    Proficient typist
•    Detail-oriented
•    Organized

General Administrative Volunteer – MAVL Program

This position consists of assisting the MAVL (Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyers) program staff with office tasks such as: data entry, checking voicemails, making phone calls, sending letters, and other administrative duties. A minimum six-month commitment is required.

Requirements:
•    Excellent telephone presence
•    Strong interpersonal skills
•    Computer proficiency
•    Basic typing skills
•    Customer service experience
•    Detail-oriented
•    Ability to multi-task
•    Organized

PLS Ambassador

We are looking for people who are passionate about the work of Pisgah Legal Services and would be willing to assist with community events throughout the year. This is perfect for a volunteer who isn’t looking for a weekly commitment. We are looking for people to assist with set-up, ticket sales, addressing invitations, donation collection, sign-in table, greeting, and other needs.

MAVL Clinic Specialist/Intern

This volunteer will assist with the “clinics” coordinated by the MAVL program (debt, expungement, guardianship, tax). They are responsible for coordinating schedules, making reminder calls to clients, running clinic-related errands, putting together information packets, data entry, and additional administrative tasks as necessary. This position requires a flexible schedule and is approximately four hours per week. A minimum six-month commitment is required.

Requirements:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Basic typing skills
  • Moderate to high computer literacy
  • Ability to meet deadlines

 

Fundraising Volunteer positions:

Volunteer Researcher

This is perfect for an individual who is interested in obtaining information over the telephone or online. Volunteers will not be making solicitations but must feel comfortable making research-related phone calls. Interested individuals must be:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Organized
  • Moderate to high computer skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel)

What’s Next?
Complete our Community Volunteer Application

All applications will be submitted to:
Beth Herrman, Volunteer Program Coordinator
beth@pisgahlegal.org
828-210-3787

Once your application has been received Beth will contact you and you will be asked to provide the following: 

  • A cover letter detailing interest in position
  • Time commitment volunteer is prepared to invest which details hours and class requirements, if any
  • A resume/fact sheet detailing scholastic achievements and/or related jobs
  • 2 names for references

Interviews for all positions are mandatory. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

 

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Interested in volunteering? Contact Beth Herrman, Volunteer Program Coordinator, at (828) 210-3787.