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 Pisgah Legal.

If you have questions about volunteering, contact: Michelle Stevens, Director of Volunteer Engagement, by email or call 828-210-3401.

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 Ali Conroy

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 Katie Russell Miller for more information. (Pro Bono opportunities also available for attorneys with an active NC law license.)

Updated May 22, 2023. 

Password-protected page for current volunteers.

Volunteers play many important roles at Pisgah Legal Services. Pictured here are volunteers being trained  how to conduct intake interviews with applicants requesting help from Pisgah Legal Services.