Thank you for your interest in volunteering with SELC!
Ways to Volunteer
There are three main ways that our community of supporters can get involved with SELC. Please carefully read and follow the instructions below.
We are primarily looking for self-motivated and committed research volunteers. If you are interested in diving into research, we request that you first familiarize yourself with our programs, projects, and eResource libraries and then fill out the short application form below. Familiarity with SELC's work will help you and help us identify areas of alignment with your interests. In the application below, please select the research box and include in the Comments box what you are most drawn to work on. If you would like to provide more background information about your work and experience, you are (optionally) invited to send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org when submitting the application form.
On occasion, SELC requires help with non-research tasks such as event set-up, graphic design, or fundraising. If you are not interested in research, but rather would like to support SELC in some of these other ways, please fill out the short application form below, selecting the box for volunteering generally. In the Comments box, please list the skills and knowledge you would like to lend to SELC, and we keep your application on file and call on you if and when we could use a hand.
The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe happens once per week, at different times, and in different locations. The purpose is to provide direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. If you are interested in getting involved in the Legal Cafe, please skip our general volunteer application and click here to complete the separate Legal Cafe Volunteer Application.
Whether or not you've submitted a volunteer application, we welcome you to come make a personal connection at our many events in the San Francisco Bay and beyond, including our Resilient Communities Legal Cafes, workshops, and happy hours.
We value your interest and look forward to reading your application.
Also, please let us know if you are a lawyer, a law student, or a legal professional.