Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to employment and internships, and SFDA's Office also accepts volunteer attorneys and volunteers with the Victim Services Division.

Volunteer/Loaner Attorney Program

Applicants who are current members of the California State Bar may apply for full-time volunteer attorney positions of limited duration. Volunteer Attorneys have the opportunity to manage a caseload, gain valuable courtroom experience, and conduct evidentiary hearings and jury trials. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to SFDAVolunteer.Loaner@sfgov.org. Volunteer positions will be offered to the best qualified applicants depending on the needs of the office and availability of open positions.


Victim Services Volunteers

The Victim Services Division needs the support of the community in order to continue to provide services to victims of violent crime. Volunteers are an important component of the program and are constantly in demand. Volunteers must meet professional standards, pass a background check, and be willing to share a valuable resource with us...their time. The Victim Services Unit recruits, trains and places student and community volunteers, who work side-by-side with Victim Advocates. Volunteers play an integral role in providing social services, advocacy, community outreach and referrals as well as helping victims complete applications for Victim Compensation.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. They must also consent to and pass a background check. Volunteers must be available to work a minimum of sixteen hours per week during normal business hours, Monday through Friday and agree to a minimum 9 month commitment. Please fill out the application and send resume and cover letter to victimservices@sfgov.org