For attorneys in D.C. and the surrounding area, we offer volunteer opportunities in the following areas.

Representing Domestic Violence Survivors

In our Domestic Violence Program, volunteers help survivors of domestic violence achieve safety and independence by representing them in civil protection order, custody, and divorce cases.

Please click here to learn more about representing domestic violence survivors with us.

 Representing At-Risk Children

In our Child Advocacy Program, volunteers represent the best interests of children in custody cases where serious risk factors are present, such as parental drug addiction or family violence.

Please click here to learn more about representing at-risk children with us.


DCVLP provides training, supervision, and many other resources to volunteers. Please click here for more information about resources, or here for answers to common questions.

If you would like to volunteer with us, or have any questions, please email Emilia Plater-Zyberk at eplaterzyberk@dcvlp.org.