“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” – Proverbs 31:8-9
All volunteers interested in serving with Open Hands Legal Services must attend this training. The next training is Tuesday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m over Zoom.
This training covers the basics of housing law and public service benefits in preparation for serving with the Open Hands Legal Services. Volunteers do not need to be an attorney to serve with Open Hands as the training will give you enough knowledge for volunteers to assist the clients.
Once trained, volunteers work directly with guests at food pantries, soup kitchens, and other service organizations throughout Manhattan to answer basic questions about their rights.
Once you request more information through HFNY, you will be sent a link to complete your registration.