Because of limited resources and small staff, we often rely on dedicated volunteers to assist us in fulfilling our important work. Our volunteers provide an essential service to our organization, and we strive to make the experience beneficial for them. 

Please fill out our application to apply for a volunteer position so that we may understand your skills, interests, and availability. 

How to apply:

Review the volunteer opportunities listed below. All volunteer positions are open year-round. To apply, complete the specific online application for the volunteer position you are interested in.

The ACLU of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage and greatly appreciate applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Volunteer Opportunities

General Volunteer

We appreciate your interest in volunteering to help protect civil liberties in Utah. Volunteering with us can build skills and experience addressing civil rights and individual liberty issues.

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The ACLU of Utah maintains a volunteer list that we regularly notify about upcoming volunteer opportunities. These opportunities include assisting ACLU of Utah public events, mailing parties, and staffing information tables at community festivals and other events. 

Have questions or want more info?
Please send us an email at

Intake Volunteer

NOTICE: We are currently at capacity. We do encourage those interested in applying to submit a General Volunteer application.

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NOTICE: We appreciate your interest in applying to be an Intake Volunteer. We are currently at capacity. We do encourage those interested in applying to submit a General Volunteer application. Check back here in the future for when more Intake Volunteer positions open up.

Do you want to help our legal department? We’re accepting intake volunteers to help review legal claims and assist the legal department. You will be one of the first people that helps people when they have a legal claim!

Intake volunteers directly address the needs of fellow Utahns who contact the ACLU and help us analyze and dissect civil rights and criminal justice matters. Our office receives around 100 complaints monthly, allowing volunteers to collaborate with the ACLU of Utah's legal team on various issues. Volunteers read each letter/complaint, enter it into our intake system, and, under the supervision of the Paralegal, respond to each letter.

Things to know before applying:

  • We ask that the volunteer commit between 6-10 hours a week for three months.
  • We provide training to volunteers.
  • This position is unpaid and works under the supervision of our Paralegal.
  • Although not necessary, you are encouraged to submit a resume and writing sample along with this application.

Have questions about being an Intake Volunteer?
Please send an e-mail to Cassidy at