SALSA offers volunteer opportunities for non-attorney volunteers seeking to give their time to support legal efforts that benefit indigent, vulnerable and at-risk members of our community. SALSA works with other non-profits in San Antonio to identify gaps in coverage that are ideal for volunteers to fill.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
COURT MONITOR PROGRAM
SALSA and Caritas Legal Services are partnering to serve the San Antonio community through Catholic Charities’ Court Monitor Program. Volunteer court monitors are needed to visit individuals who have been placed under a court-mandated guardianship due to physical and/or mental disabilities.
Visits may be completed virtually or in-person, and volunteers will report to the Court on the safety and well-being of the client, as well as their living environment. Volunteers will have the opportunity to report on matters that may otherwise be overlooked, such as signs of abuse, neglect, and exploitation (ANE), reporting in those instances when it is believed to have occurred. This not only assists the Court with determining whether guardianship is still appropriate, but helps maintain a safe and healthy environment for those who so desperately need it.
Volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis and must first complete the required trainings and clear a background check prior to volunteering. If you are a student interested in doing guardianship work as a career, if you are in need of community service hours, or if you are an individual who simply wants to help protect a vulnerable population, we’d love to have you volunteer.
PRO BONO PROTECTIVE ORDER PROJECT
We are no longer recruiting volunteers for the protective order project. If you are a current volunteer, you can see the program resources below.