If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact the TCRP office in your area.
- Austin – Amanda Hill – (512) 474-5073 – email@example.com or Click here for online volunteer form
- El Paso – Elvia García – (915) 532-3799 – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Houston – Tom Power – (832) 767-3680 – email@example.com
- South Texas – Corinna Spencer-Scheurich – (956) 787-8171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Texas – Cynthia Lucero, 2500 Andrews Highway, Odessa, TX 79761 or email@example.com
Or simply contact the statewide office – (512) 474-5073 – firstname.lastname@example.org to be referred to the appropriate location.
Voting Rights Survey Project
We’re looking for volunteers who can help survey all 254 counties in Texas and relevant state agencies about voting irregularities (e.g., faulty voter registration, voting precinct confusion, improper use of provisional ballots, etc.) with the idea of preparing a human rights report and presenting this information to the proper authorities. The goal is to make voting easier and encourage people to vote.
Interns for this project must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 10 hrs/week.
Please send a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to Amanda Hill at email@example.com.
We are searching for an exceptional person or team to detail the walls of our office and create murals with inspiring quotes and images of civil right leaders, such as Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr, Dolores Huerta and Emma Tenayuca. Please get in touch with us and include your links and/or images of your prior work or an online or PDF format of your portfolio.
Community Outreach and Development
- Development Assistants: Help research and write new funding proposals and grants.
- Student Liaison: Be a liaison and conduct research to universities to recruit volunteers for different activities, such as a December toy drive, fund raising activities and outreach.
- Event Planning: Help plan our events.
- Community Outreach: Represent our office at agency and community fairs, speak to groups about special events.
- Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing: Assist with media relations and advertising duties, including preparing for press conferences, researching information for the media, and creating ads.
- Graphic Designers: Design visually appealing publications such as t-shirts, booklets, reports, brochures, ads, and newsletters.
- Paralegals: Help work with clients, conduct new client intake interviews, develop cases and prepare for trials.
- Attorneys: Work on a pro-bono basis for our low-income clients.
- Clerical: Help answer phones, organize and maintain legal files, and perform day to day office functions.
- Maintenance: Help maintain yard and outside grounds and help keep building clean.
Opportunities during the summer months for law students who want to gain experience working in a public interest setting and desire an opportunity to do more than just legal research. Internships offer unique situations through which one might better understand the special legal issues facing people who live in poverty and low-income communities.
Spanish to English Translations
We are actively recruiting volunteer interpreters and translators to provide written and/or verbal translation for Spanish to English translations as well as English to Spanish. We utilize volunteer translators for many of our cases, because TCRP provides legal representation and social services to victims of human rights abuses, and domestic violence survivors.
Keep in mind that volunteers will be exposed to very sensitive and emotionally difficult information. Before volunteering each volunteer interpreter and/or translator must complete an application form, a resume, an interview (with a sample translation given at the time of the interview), sign a confidentiality agreement and criminal background check request.
Volunteer in our VAWA Project
- Volunteers assist clients with the preparation and filing of VAWA self petitions. There is no court appearance or litigation involved with this opportunity. Looking for volunteers to help out in different capacities to provide services to under-served immigrants.
- Social Worker: Will assess the needs of our VAWA clients and plug them in with various areas they can receive assistance with, and providing referrals, including obtaining a restraining order and navigating the court system, gathering documents from courthouses, police departments and sheriff departments, requesting assistance through the Crime Victim Compensation fund.
- Intake Specialists: Conducting long intakes with viable cases and providing them with initial information.
The West Texas Disability Rights Program is currently accepting applications from anyone who would like to volunteer their services to help the disability community. We currently serve thirty-five counties in West Texas, please see our program page for more information about our service area. We will need volunteers on an on-going basis to help us conduct systematic surveys around public and private facilities to investigate if they are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Volunteers will also distribute information and survey forms to the disability community.
If you live in any of the areas we cover and would be interested in participating in our project, please send a brief cover letter and résumé to Cynthia Lucero, 2500 Andrews Highway, Odessa, TX 79761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.