NYLAG welcomes the contributions of non-legal volunteers to support NYLAG’s overall mission.


NYLAG’s volunteers have diverse backgrounds – ranging from retired professionals to high school and undergraduate students seeking experience in the nonprofit legal field. Ongoing volunteers commit to working a minimum of 2 days or 15 hours per week at NYLAG’s Manhattan headquarters. To apply for volunteer opportunities, complete our online Get Involved form

You can find a range of current opportunities””from administrative help to marketing, photography, and video assistance””on Idealist, Volunteer MatchTime for Good, and through college career services.


NYLAG_LanguageAccessVolunteers2NYLAG’s Language Access Volunteer program enhances its ability to provide high-quality, free civil legal services to poor and near-poor New Yorkers in one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the world. Language Access Volunteers skilled in translation and interpretation work closely with NYLAG attorneys to interpret during client interviews, meetings, and court proceedings, and to translate legal documents. Language Access Volunteers will significantly increase NYLAG’s capacity to work with low-income clients of diverse backgrounds.

This is an excellent opportunity for bilingual and multilingual volunteers interested in law to learn about civil legal proceedings and receive hands-on experience working with clients and in collaboration with experienced attorneys and legal staff. Law students are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the Language Access Volunteer program, please email your resume and a brief introduction to [email protected]. Please include “Language Access Volunteer” in the subject line of your email.