Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is a nonprofit public interest law firm serving the 22 parishes east of the Atchafalaya Basin.

We provide free civil legal aid to low-income households.

Our attorneys serve this region from offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma, and New Orleans. SLLS has received national and local awards for its outstanding work.

SLLS anticipates hiring for the following position:

  • Volunteer Coordinator in New Orleans

The Volunteer Coordinator will oversee the daily activities and tasks of volunteer law clerks, undergraduate students, and paralegal students for our six offices. This position will be located in our New Orleans Office and is under the supervision of SLLS’ Pro Bono Program Managing Attorney.


  • Possess an ability to work and lead in a diverse team environment 
  • Has excellent written, oral, technical, and problem-solving skills 
  • Is a confident, well-organized, detailed oriented, and outgoing individual 
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to new and changing environments
  • Strong communication skills and experience interacting with all levels of management
  • Open to exploring new  technology skills to enhance their daily duties
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Publisher
  • College degree preferred

Duties will include

  • Scheduling interviews and reviewing candidates for volunteer positions; 
  • Maintaining records and documentation of volunteers hours and information;
  • Providing volunteers with support and guidance to foster a positive work environment and maintain strong relationships; 
  • Assisting with evaluating the volunteer program on an on-going basis, identify gaps, recommend and implement changes, as appropriate;
  • Organizing and participating in volunteer outreach and planning for volunteer special events; 
  • Developing, maintaining, and distributing volunteer informational materials to recruit new volunteers; 
  • Matching the needs and skills of volunteers to appropriate offices and SLLS staff
  • Scheduling and facilitating volunteer orientation;
  • Coordinate with the SLLS Director of Development & Strategic Advocacy to manage the fundraiser database and update all volunteer content including brochures, website, social media, and database

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Roxanne Newman, SLLS Deputy Director, at rnewman@slls.org by July 19, 2019.

For more information about how to get involved with SLLS, please check out our Facebook page.

SLLS staff and LSC President Jim Sandman