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American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania

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    See Full Description for Contact Information for Each Office

ACLU is the nation's formost advocate of freedom, liberty, and equality. Its Main objective is to preserve for each new generation all of the protections guarenteed especially by the Constitution's Bill of Rights, 13th, 14th, 15th & 19th amendments.

The ACLU engages in litigation, lobbying, and public education on an array of issues affecting civil liberties

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is always looking for volunteers to help respond to complaints, to do routine office tasks, to take legal cases, to write for its newsletters, and to do graphic design, among other things.

Because the ACLU is a nonprofit organization with limited resources, they rely on volunteers to help in every aspect of their work. Some volunteers make a regular weekly commitment to volunteer, others help out at periodic events or public education programs. Most of its volunteer opportunities are in one of its three offices:

Philadelphia Office:
PO Box 40008
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-592-1513
info@aclupa.org

Pittsburgh Office:
313 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-681-7736
info@aclupgh.org

Harrisburg Office:
PO Box 11761
Harrisburg, PA 17108
717-238-2258

To volunteer, visit the "Website" link above and fill out the Volunteer Inquiry Form to let the ACLU know how you would like to help!

  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Criminal Appeals, Death Penalty, Disability, Immigration & Naturalization, Prisoners, Cyber-Liberties; Free Speech; Patriot Act; Privacy; Racial Justice; Religious Liberty; Reproductive Freedom; Security & Civil Liberties; Student & Youth Rights; Voting Issues
  • Populations Served: General Public
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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