Volunteers are at the core of all the work that we do. Calgary Legal Guidance relies on volunteers to support both our organization and community members. There are a wide range of volunteering roles at CLG – see what works for you, and we will do our best to get you started! For a current list of volunteering opportunities, and to access our volunteer application forms, please click here.
If you are already a volunteer please click here to access the volunteer login page.
Lawyers (regardless of legal specialty)
Volunteer lawyers are a crucial part of our volunteer base. There are many opportunities to get involved in our legal clinics, pro bono projects, research, and other initiatives. No specific area of expertise is required to volunteer at CLG. We ensure that all lawyers have the resources, training, and support to provide the information and advice that our clients need. This applies to lawyers at big firms, in solo practice, working in-house, or anything in between. All are welcome! The only requirements for volunteering are a commitment to help individuals and membership in the Law Society of Alberta.
Retired Lawyers, Inactive Lawyers, Articling Students, Law Students, Internationally-trained Lawyers, and Paralegals
CLG has a number of roles and opportunities for volunteers with some legal training, but who are not fully practicing lawyers. Your training and experiences often make a huge impact in the work we do and for our clients.
NOTE: if you are have retired or inactive status with the Law Society of Alberta, you have the option of switching your status to ‘Active-Pro Bono’, for no additional fee, which would allow you to volunteer with us as a fully active lawyer. Please see the Law Society’s website for more details. If you have any questions about applying for ‘Active-Pro Bono’ status, please feel free to contact us!
CLG relies on individuals with a variety of backgrounds to assist with tasks relating to client services, clerical services, reception, fundraising, special events, translation, and other activities.