Community Engagement

Looking for the ways to support your local community during troubled times? The Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service is reaching out to local community partners to identify remote volunteer opportunities to help those most in need.

To share a volunteer opportunity, or for other inquiries, please contact Professor Tara Casey, Director of the Carrico Center: tcasey@richmond.edu.

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  • Eviction Legal Helpline Volunteer Opportunities
  • JusticeServer Pro Bono Referral System Training

    JusticeServer is a digital tool that enables attorneys to volunteer their time for pro bono cases from legal services providers. It also allows them to connect with clients in need of legal expertise.

    The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation will host a webinar for law students to connect them with JusticeServer in an effort to get volunteers lined up and ready to activate in designated areas of need in the months ahead.

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  • Pro Bono Housing Law Program Docket Review

    Students can help update the housing advocates at the Legal Aid Justice Center on the weekly status of the eviction crisis affecting our community and identify possible avenues of support. Sign up here.

  • ICE Detention Center Hotline

    In partnership with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (CAIR Coalition), students can volunteer with the ICE Detention Center Hotline Program. 

    In the wake of COVID-19, CAIR Coalition had to cease its regular visits to the ICE detention centers in Virginia, which were staffed mainly by volunteers. In December 2020, CAIR Coalition launched an ICE Detention Center Hotline that connects those in detention with CAIR Coalition’s resources. Specifically, volunteers are needed to staff remotely this hotline, which helps detainees access legal services, delivers follow-up messages relating to individual detainees’ cases, and conducts phone intakes. 

    The January training session has already taken place. Please contact Professor Tara Casey for more information: tcasey@richmond.edu.