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Volunteer with VIP

Expand access to justice in our city

Make a difference

Since 1981, VIP has been the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, annually supporting 1,000+ volunteers assisting hundreds of low-income Philadelphians who need an attorney, but cannot afford one.

Our staff trains and supports volunteer lawyers of all stripes and types, from newly-barred graduates to retired attorneys with decades of experience.

Whether you can spare one hour or one hundred hours, you can make an impact by volunteering with VIP. Sign up to volunteer, or email Joe B. Durkin, Program Manager, with questions.

Help close the gap

When you volunteer with VIP, you help bridge the civil justice gap that exists where the need for free legal services far outstrips the supply.

Nevertheless, VIP must turn away four in ten eligible applicants for help due to a lack of volunteers.

Please help us expand access to justice by saying “yes!” to a VIP client awaiting your assistance.

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