Volunteers make a tremendous difference at Pisgah Legal Services. Your contributions of time and talent help us serve more people.

Want to Get Involved?

If you’d like to explore volunteer opportunities at Pisgah Legal Services, please complete our Community Volunteer Application or contact the following Pisgah Legal staff:

  • In Buncombe, Madison, Polk, and Rutherford counties, contact: Michelle Stevens, Director of Volunteer Engagement, by email or call 828-210-3401.
  • In Henderson and Transylvania Counties, contact: Rhonda Brown, by email or call 828-407-4496.
  • In Macon and Jackson Counties, contactMegan Quattlebaum by email or 828-575-1353

Current Volunteer Roles 

Health & Economic Opportunity Program (HEOP) – throughout WNC: This program reduces poverty and increases access to affordable health insurance for low-income families. HEOP offers free tax filing assistance to help families capture all available credits and refunds, and health insurance enrollment assistance through the healthcare.gov marketplace. We do this work year-round in all 18 counties of WNC. Free opportunities to become certified as a volunteer tax preparer and/or an ACA Enrollment Navigator. The training is self-paced, fully online, and PLS staff and experienced volunteers provide support and other trainings to prepare you for working with clients. Contact [email protected]

Emeritus Attorneys Giving Legal Expertise (EAGLE) Program – throughout WNC: Retired attorneys can secure a pro bono license from the NC Bar to do pro bono work at Pisgah Legal Services. The pro bono license application process is simple. The pro bono license authorizes retired attorneys to advise and represent Pisgah Legal Services’ clients. Pisgah Legal provides training, mentoring, administrative support, and supervision to retired attorneys on our pro bono team. Upcoming pro bono opportunities include participation in Pisgah Legal’s Landlord/Tenant Fellow Project to receive intensive training to assist low-income tenants and a Will and Fraud Prevention Clinic for low-income homeowners that includes training and support for attorneys.  Contact [email protected] for more information. (Pro Bono opportunities also available for attorneys with an active NC law license.) 

Development Volunteer – Asheville: This position supports the Pisgah Legal Development Team by making donor thank you calls, writing donor thank you notes, helping with mailings, assisting with events, and other related tasks. Volunteer is needed 1-3 hours a week, depending on schedule and availability; scheduling is typically flexible. Please contact Lori Nierzwick; email [email protected] or call (828) 818-5474. 

Pro Bono Team Administrative Volunteer- Asheville: Are you detail oriented and comfortable working in a database? Pisgah Legal Services’ pro bono team seeks a volunteer to assist weekly with administrative tasks, including updating information in our case management database, calling clients to let them know of pro bono referrals and appointments, internet research, and printing and mailing client letters. Contact [email protected].

Front Desk/Reception Volunteer – Asheville: Front Desk/Reception Volunteer – Asheville: Volunteers needed for regular shifts at the front desk in our Asheville office. Tasks include attending clients, visitors, and walk-in applicants, answering phones, and supporting staff receptionists with administrative tasks. Commitment of several hours per week for at least 6 months preferred to account for training period for attending clients. Contact: [email protected].   

Reception/Clerical Volunteers– Hendersonville: Volunteers are needed in Pisgah Legal ServicesHendersonville Office to handle reception and clerical duties. Contact Rhonda Brown, [email protected]

Housing Hero Volunteers – Remote: Volunteers are needed to work remotely researching various resources for our clients, including affordable housing. Volunteers are trained by and support Pisgah Legal Services’ social workers. Contact Rhonda Brown, [email protected]

 

Password-protected page for current volunteers.

Volunteers play many important roles at Pisgah Legal Services. Pictured here are volunteers who do intake interviews with applicants for services at Pisgah Legal in a training session.