West Coast LEAF Volunteer Application Form
Join the prospective-volunteer pool at West Coast LEAF (Legal Education and Action Fund)! Please fill out the form below if you are interested in volunteering and we will contact you when relevant opportunities come up.
First & last name
Preferred Pronoun (optional)
For example: ze/zir/zirs; she/her/hers; he/him/his; they/them/their, etc.
If you do not have an email address, please enter your phone number or your mailing address. This question is required so that we definitely have some way to respond to your application form submission.
How did you find out about West Coast LEAF? (optional)
Social Media (Facebook or Twitter)
Traditional media (newspaper, radio, etc.)
Recent court case we were involved in
Already volunteering at West Coast LEAF
Why are you interested in volunteering with West Coast LEAF?
What type of skills are you interested in contributing to West Coast LEAF?
If you have specific language skills, please let us know under 'Other' and describe your level of fluency (written & verbal)
Writing & editing (communicating in plain language, writing newsletter articles, media releases, reports, etc.)
Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Hootsuite)
Website (WordPress, Google analytics)
Administrative skills (filing, photocopying, data entry, etc)
General research skills
Legal research (experience using legal databases, legal analysis and legal writing skills)
Facilitation (meeting facilitation, workshop facilitation)
Outreach and promotions - talking to the public/public speaking (for example, tabling at special events and representing West Coast LEAF to the public)
Fundraising (organizing fundraising events, planning campaigns, soliciting sponsorships)
Graphic Design (designing posters, booklets, leaflets, infographics, etc)
Videography and/or video production and editing
Event planning and coordination
Youth peer education (for volunteers age 25 or younger): West Coast LEAF has a youth workshop program. Because this workshop program is based on a peer education model, volunteer facilitators are generally 25 years old and younger.
Please describe any relevant experiences that show how you have used the skills listed above.
Feel free to copy and paste your resume, or link to your LinkedIn profile or an online portfolio. If you have law school experience, please tell us the number of years of law school completed or in progress.
Your general availability
Generally our opportunities will be in person during office hours from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, but sometimes we have tasks that can be done remotely or on weekends/evenings. Note: this can be changed later as needed.
Work remotely (unable to attend in person - for example, if you do not live in the area)
What sort of time commitment are you interested in making?
1-5 hours per week
5-12 hours per week
On call: Can contribute several hours at a time, periodically (i.e. every month or several months) for special events or one-time tasks
When would you be available to volunteer with West Coast LEAF if an opportunity arose? Please indicate the earliest date you could START.
Please indicate a tentative 'END' date (if applicable) to let us know if you are only available until a specific date.
Note: this date can be changed later if needed. This is just to give us an idea of what time frame you are generally available until, if you are only available for a specific amount of time
If there are no current positions available, would you be interested in being added to our database of prospective volunteers to be contacted when relevant opportunities open up?
Would you like to be added to our email list? If yes, please enter the email address you would like to add to our email newsletter list below.
If there is anything else that you would like to share with us, please let us know here! Once you submit this form, we will get back to you soon regarding your application. Feel free to contact us at
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