After-hour volunteer screening positions available on Mondays!

We are now taking volunteer applications for Monday evenings from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. for volunteer screeners. Please complete the application and indicate that you are available for after-hour volunteering if interested. See below for a description of the volunteer screening position.

 

General Office Volunteers needed in Asheville

This position would be a minimum of two hours per week helping to organize, file, create spreadsheets, check voicemails and other administrative tasks for the office manager and other office personnel.

Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Punctuality
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Organized
  • Ability to keep a regular work schedule

 

Screening Volunteers needed

Screening volunteers will interview prospective clients over the telephone to determine eligibility for our services. The screening process is online, so volunteers must be computer literate and type 30 wpm or higher. Shifts are available on Mondays (5 p.m. – 8 p.m.) Thursdays (10 a.m. – noon or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) or Fridays (10 a.m. – noon or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) (shifts are negotiable).

Requirements:

  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to speak on the phone and operate computer at the same time
  • WPM of 30 or higher
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong deductive reasoning skills
  • Punctual
  • Ability to maintain a consistent schedule
  • Reliable

 

Legal Assistant Volunteers needed

Legal Assistant volunteers will assist PLS legal assistants and other staff with scanning client documents, checking voicemails, data entry, reception, sending form letters, creating manuals, and other administrative tasks as needed. Volunteers must be computer literate and type 30 WPM or higher. Shifts are negotiable.

Requirements:

  • Strong computer skills
  • WPM of 30 or higher
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong deductive reasoning skills
  • Punctual
  • Ability to maintain a consistent schedule
  • Reliable

 

Madison County Office Volunteers/Screeners

Pisgah Legal Services is currently looking for individuals to assist walk-ins at our Madison County office. We are looking for a commitment of at least two hours, once a week on Wednesday, Thursday or Fridays. A basic knowledge of local agencies is preferred but not required. Duties include:

  • Helping individuals complete an application for services
  • Emailing client paperwork to attorneys and staff members at different offices
  • Providing information on local resources
  • Other administrative tasks as needed

Requirements:
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Customer service experience
• Detail-oriented
• Ability to multi-task
• Organized
• Ability to meet deadlines

 

Front Desk Assistant- Asheville Office

This position will assist with walk-ins, copying client paperwork, accessing client information, answering the phone and other duties associated with the front desk. The schedule would be a minimum of three hours a week once a week for at least six months. On-site training is provided.

Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Computer/typing skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Organizational skills
  • Assertiveness

 

Data Entry Volunteers – Asheville Office

This position consists mainly of entering information into the client database about folks who leave messages inquiring about services. The position schedule is a minimum of two hours per week for a minimum four-month commitment.

Requirements:

• Strong Computer skills
• Proficient typist
• Very Detail-oriented
• Ability to multi-task
• Organized

*These are subject to change

Please email Beth Herrman (beth@pisgahlegal.org) if you have any questions.

What’s Next?
Complete our Community Volunteer Application

*Note: the application can be completed directly in the PDF, saved, and then submitted.

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

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

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

 

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

Volunteer Profile: Pat Breher Brings Compassion and Care to Her Volunteer Work

The numbers are staggering: Every nine seconds a woman is battered in the U.S. One in four women and one in seven men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lives.*

At Pisgah Legal Services (PLS), more than 40% of cases involve some form of domestic violence. Domestic violence is a complex and emotionally charged issue. PLS strives to ensure that our clients are met with compassion and empathy so they feel supported and empowered.

Pat Breher is part of this support system.  She has volunteered with Pisgah Legal Services for three years. She responds to calls from people who are survivors of domestic abuse in need of free civil legal assistance for restraining orders, child custody, divorce, and separation. “Pat is an empathetic and compassionate listener, and has a calming influence on our clients,” says Beth Herman, Volunteer Program Coordinator for Pisgah Legal Services.

Pat took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to talk about why she volunteers with Pisgah Legal Services. Read her full interview here.