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Join Our Team of Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Midwest Innocence Project. We appreciate your passion for our work. As a small nonprofit law office with a small staff, there are many aspects of our work that can benefit from volunteer assistance and expertise. However, our small size also limits our ability to effectively take on a large staff of volunteers.

We will post descriptions as volunteer positions become available and ask that you apply for those that are of interest to you. If you would like to be notified of new opportunities please email office@themip.org to be added to our potential volunteer list. Thank you again for your interest in supporting Midwest Innocence Project.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

MIP is looking for office volunteers to assist with tasks like filing and scanning. Volunteers must be available to come into the MIP office in Kansas City during business hours. See full description below. To apply, please send an email to office@themip.org expressing why you are interested in volunteering with MIP, as well as a resume or summary of your experience and/or skills applicable to the role.

The office volunteer is responsible for various office tasks including scanning files, organizing digital documents, and data entry projects. The office volunteer reports to the Deputy Director and will work with intake, paralegal, and other office staff tasks. The position offers opportunity for 5-15 hours per week during MIP office hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Responsibilities:
* Processing mail from applicants; sorting mail, drafting letters, uploading
correspondence
* Scan and save files to appropriate MIP folders
* Organize and archive MIP digital files
* Enter data into various MIP databases including donor information, client information
and research information
* Other office projects as assigned

Qualifications:
* Experience with Microsoft Office
* PC experience
* Attention to detail
* Ability to learn new technologies and systems
* Commitment to MIP’s mission