Since November 2016, the people of Pennsylvania have responded passionately to the extreme agenda set forth by the Trump administration that erodes so many of our civil liberties. Over 2,000 people have reached out to us with offers to help—people seeking to protect the civil liberties and rights of the most vulnerable among us.

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is not new to the resistance, but we are now able to do more to ensure the civil liberties of Pennsylvanians because of the groundswell of support from people like you! Here are just some of the ways you can get involved as a volunteer.


The ACLU-PA’s legislative department is recruiting for our Advocate Academy — a virtual training program that will help you become a stronger, smarter, and savvier advocate on behalf of civil liberties. We are designing tiered training modules so supporters can progressively build their advocacy skills and have opportunities to deepen their policy knowledge through issue briefings.

Please email ACLU-PA Policy and Engagement Advocate Rebecca Cusumano-Seidel at


To apply to volunteer with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, please click here

To apply to be a legal intake volunteer in Philadelphia, please click here. 

Most of our volunteer and internship opportunities are near one of our three offices - Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. If you'd like to volunteer locally and do not live near one of our offices, please visit our chapter page to learn about the chapter nearest you. Local chapters are made up of volunteers who help further the mission of the ACLU by alerting staff about civil liberties violations in their area, holding local events, and raising awareness in their communities about civil liberties and the ACLU-PA.


Currently, we are not accepting legal fellows in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh.

If you are a law student applying for an internship, please follow the instructions on this page.


If you believe your civil liberties have been violated and wish to file a complaint for review by our legal team, please click here. Legal complaints filed via the volunteer sign up form will not be processed.