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Say “yes!” to VIP today

Say “yes!” to VIP today

Each year, thousands of our Philadelphia neighbors face daunting legal challenges that impact basic needs and central relationships on their own and without legal counsel – all because they do not have the resources to hire an attorney.

Since 1981, VIP has connected tens of thousands of Philadelphians with volunteer attorneys who provide pro bono/no-cost legal services to prevent homelessness, stabilize families, preserve income, and promote community economic development.

As the need for legal services grows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so does the power of a volunteer like you saying “yes!” to representing a VIP client. Partner with us and start making a difference today.

There are plenty of ways to volunteer

We offer volunteer opportunities for attorneys, non-attorney legal professionals, speakers of other languages, and more! Click the button below to learn more about our program.

You don’t need years of experience or specialized knowledge to help: our team will match you with a case that suits your experience, availability, and preferences.

Ways to Volunteer

VIP volunteers are never alone

When you volunteer with VIP, you partner with the only organization in Philadelphia that’s 100% dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting volunteer attorneys. Our team is eager and willing to help you select the right case for you, troubleshoot substantive issues, or connect you with a mentor. Learn more about the support we offer our volunteers.

Join our community

Of the more than 14,000 attorneys in Philadelphia, close to 1,400 volunteered on a VIP case in 2019. Each new volunteer who engages with VIP makes an impact  on the city’s residents and moves us closer to our goal of saying “yes!” to every eligible client seeking assistance.