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!

Below are just some of the ways you can get involved as a volunteer.

ACLU Volunteer

Apply to volunteer with the ACLU of Pennsylvania

A.Apply to volunteer with the ACLU of Pennsylvania

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Interested in general volunteering opportunities?

Apply to volunteer with the ACLU of Pennsylvania 

Protect our elections as a nonpartisan poll monitor

A.Protect our elections as a nonpartisan poll monitor

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Take action from home or in-person by serving as a nonpartisan Election Protection volunteer.

Sign up with our coalition partner Common Cause PA’s Election Protection Program.

Sign up to become an Election Protection Volunteer.

Be a part of democracy in action as a poll worker

A.Be a part of democracy in action as a poll worker

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Free, fair, and accessible elections are vital to Pennsylvania democracy, and the state needs poll workers to assist our voters on election day.

Poll workers are a crucial part of every election. They work to verify voter registrations, set up and run polling locations, and assist voters with the in-person voting process. Due to Covid-19 and other issues, counties are in dire need of poll workers for this election season. Working the polls is a wonderful way to get involved in your community and to protect Pennsylvania elections. 

Sign up to be a poll worker

Get trained as a constituent lobbyist by joining our Advocate Academy

A.Get trained as a constituent lobbyist by joining our Advocate Academy

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ADVOCATE ACADEMY

Legislative advocacy is a critical part of the ACLU-PA’s efforts to defend and expand civil liberties in Pennsylvania. And with over 100,000 members and supporters across the commonwealth, our collective voices are stronger and more persuasive when legislators hear from you consistently.

In order to amplify our members' and supporters’ voices at the state level, we train advocates to become constituent lobbyists through tiered skills training and issue explainers.

The Advocate Academy aims to build power by teaching constituents to become:

  1. Informed advocates who are familiar with ACLU-PA priority issues and positions.
  2. Reliable advocates who amplify our issues and consistently engage with their state legislators.
  3. Skilled advocates who are fluent in core lobbying and advocacy techniques.
  4. District ambassadors who commit to helping us build power in their legislative district.

Sign up to join the ACLU-PA Advocate Academy

For more information, please email ACLU-PA Policy and Engagement Advocate Rebecca Cusumano-Seidel at rcusumano-seidel@aclupa.org.

Become a trusted voting resource as a Voter Ambassador

A.Become a trusted voting resource as a Voter Ambassador

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As part of the national Election Protection Coalition program, Voter Ambassadors serve as a trusted source of information so that every eligible voter can cast a ballot that is counted.

Voter Ambassadors also serve as observers who are asked to flag misinformation or identify other election-related questions or problems for the Election Protection Coalition in order to prevent voter disenfranchisement.

To become a Voter Ambassador, please email ACLU-PA Policy and Engagement Advocate Rebecca Cusumano-Seidel at rcusumano-seidel@aclupa.org.

Request a training or become a Voting Rights Trainer

A.Request a training or become a Voting Rights Trainer

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The Pennsylvania Coalition for Democracy is composed of nonpartisan organizations across the Commonwealth who work to ensure that all Pennsylvanians can safely and securely vote every election.

The coalition provides grassroots groups with the resources they need to empower their communities to cast their ballot and make their voice heard. In addition to printed and digital resources, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Democracy provides in-person and virtual election briefings for communities across the state. 

As a trusted messenger in your community, we invite you to join us for a workshop that will provide you with all the information you need to successfully host voter registration drives and deliver your own election info sessions so every eligible voter in your community knows how to vote and what their rights are. 

Reach out to ACLU-PA Policy and Engagement Advocate Rebecca Cusumano-Seidel at rcusumano-seidel@aclupa.org for more information.

Apply to be a legal intake volunteer in Philadelphia.

INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

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.

HAVE YOUR CIVIL LIBERTIES BEEN VIOLATED?

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.