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

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 Morgan Kelly, communications director, at mkelly@aclu-de.org.

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, staff attorney, at dbensing@aclu-de.org.

Election Protection

with Common Cause Delaware

Poll monitors

  • Poll monitors support voters at the polls in-person, answering questions but also connecting voters denied the ballot to legal resources. This is a great way to directly assist voters and ensure that every valid registered voter gets to exercise their voting rights.
  • Common Cause Delaware, a member of the Delaware Voting Rights Coalition (DVRC), will train volunteers.
  • Time commitment: 10 hours between signup and Election Day (November 8, 2022)

Social media monitors

  • Voting-related misinformation is a widespread problem on social media during election seasons. Social media monitors will identify voters posting on social media about difficulty with voting and connect them to resources and support. Additionally, you will find and report vote-related misinformation.
  • Common Cause Delaware, a member of the Delaware Voting Rights Coalition (DVRC), will train volunteers.
  • Time commitment: 10 hours between signup and Election Day (November 8, 2022)

Interested in becoming an Election Protection volunteer?

Learn more and volunteer

Note: This link will take you to a third-party website, protectthevote.net.