Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the ACLU of Delaware.

Volunteering with the ACLU-DE is a mutually beneficial opportunity for both our organization and the volunteer. Volunteers add capacity to the ACLU-DE’s work by taking on projects that advance our strategic priorities, allow staff to focus on non-administrative tasks, and expand our reach to our communities. In addition, volunteers gain a practical understanding of important constitutional issues, an insider’s view on how social change is created, and opportunities to develop a wide range of professional skills. The ACLU-DE is a collaborative and supportive work environment, which allows volunteers to develop strong relationships with staff and make a difference in their community.

Volunteers are an important part of ACLU-DE. As a general volunteer, you can help promote civil liberties by recruiting new members, assisting staff with administrative work, mobilizing support on critical legislative issues, and conducting legal and/or policy research.

You may also volunteer with ACLU-DE as a cooperating attorney or view our internship opportunities.

Volunteer opportunities


Volunteer Archivist

  • The ACLU of Delaware seeks a responsible and organized volunteer to assist in archiving, categorizing, and disposing of paper documents based in our Wilmington, Delaware offices.

  • Responsibilities include developing an organization system for the digitized documents, cataloging all digital files, and coordinating the archival of any important or historical documents that should be retained. 

  • Schedule for this volunteer role is flexible, with the number of hours per week and days they would be at our office negotiable. 

Interested in volunteering with us? Send a note expressing your interest to with “Volunteer Search” in the subject line. 

Development Department

Kandler Event Committee Member

On October 16th we will hold our 39th Kandler Awards Celebration! This annual cocktail party is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we are looking to add 3-5 new members to our planning committee.

  • The ACLU of Delaware seeks passionate and motivated volunteers to serve on the 2024 Kandler Event Committee
  • Time Commitment: Five half hour meetings (virtual, weekday afternoon) beginning in late April; contributions to the below responsibilities
  • Responsibilities include meaningful participation in:
    • Reading submissions and choosing honoree(s)
    • Identifying and connecting to new event sponsors
    • Soliciting new silent auction donors
    • Event set-up, night-of volunteer role (ex. check-in), or break down
  • Who are we looking for?
    • You! We welcome anyone who has a passion for justice, you do not need to have prior fundraising or non-profit experience.
    • This event is run in two concurrent locations (New Castle County and Sussex County). We welcome statewide applicants, and especially encourage people who live outside of New Castle County.
    • As a committee member, we also hope you will join us at the October event – and bring your friends!

Interested in volunteering with us? Send a note expressing your interest to with “Kandler Committee” in the subject line.

Communications Department

Content generators

  • The Communications Department seeks volunteers with experience in an issue area (including lived experience, academic backgrounds, and/or professional expertise) to draft op-eds, blog posts, website copy, and LTEs on our priority issues. 
  • Issues include justice systems reform, record clearance, education equity, reproductive freedom, voting rights, immigrants’ rights, disability rights, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and other issues, depending on campaign needs.
  • Time commitment: Varies based on the content

Interested in volunteering with our Communications Department? Contact Casira Copes, Communications Director, at

Legal Department

Research volunteers

  • The Legal Department seeks volunteers to help perform legal & factual research on many of the broad issues currently being investigated for further legal action.
  • Issues include Prison Abuse, Police Brutality, Voting Rights, LGBTQ+ Discrimination, Freedom of Information Act, First Amendment, Immigrants’ Rights, Disability Rights, and others.
  • Time commitment: Varies based on the project

Interested in volunteering with our Legal Department? Contact Dwayne Bensing, Legal Director, at