Frequently Asked Questions

What can volunteers for LWOB do?

Volunteers assist via:

  • Research: Legal issues, Indicator Impact Frameworks, Roadmaps, Constitutional and transitional legal issues, Human Rights, Information analysis and report writing, Country Research
  • Write: Reports, Newsletters, Concept Papers, White Papers, Lawyer Field Guides, Roadmaps and other legal analyses.
  • Represent LWOB at events and Conferences [Always self funding]: Human Rights Conferences, United Nations Conferences/Sessions, Educational Programs, Training Programs, pro bono conferences.  
  • Assess, Observe, Evaluate: Be part of an Assessment or Evaluation Team, Participate in a trial observations, Effect a Rapid Response Intervention, Conduct a post-training evaluation, lead an LWOB In-Country Missions in region to assist with program development, launch, implementation and follow up
  • Neutral Observations: Attend and observe trials, conflict situations and tribunal proceedings
  •  Trial Training: Join LWOB Trial and Mediation Training Teams assisting lawyers and judges with in large scale NITA™ style ("Learning By Doing Method")  Training Programs. 
  • Mediation Training: Train lawyers, trainers and individuals in conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Assist with development of materials and toolkits for mediators.
  • Operations: There are a variety of roles you can play in assisting with administration of LWOB: Managing programs, overseeing volunteers or student divisions, fundraising, development, grant writing, website maintenance, graphic design,  illustration/art, etc. 

    As a rule "volunteers" in-house at LWOB are expected to work at our headquarters at least 2-3 days per week or on an as needed basis. There are opportunities for volunteering for LWOB from remote locations, depending upon the nature of the work.

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