Other Volunteers

Last Modified: 05/25/2022

Interested in volunteering with Community Legal Services? Even if you are not an attorney or a law student, we can still use your talent and dedication. Check out our volunteer opportunities below!

Apply online or email us.
(Does Jodi have access to the Volunteer email address?)

Current volunteer opportunities list.

Fair Housing Tester (Regional)

*This is a volunteer opportunity. Volunteers are eligible for certification of volunteer hours completed and stipend:

$50.00- Initial Tester Training, Practice Test, and On-Site Test

$25.00- Telephone Test, Tester Refresher Training

Application Deadline: Ongoing Opportunity

Description:

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is seeking a Fair Housing Tester to act as a home seeker to simulate housing transactions such as renting or purchasing a home for the purposes of gathering credible and objective information about housing market practices. The Fair Housing Tester will be responsible for:

  1. Participating in real time telephone tours of rental housing including learning about available units, rental rates, and property amenities. Testers may also be required to testify about their test experience.
  2. Managing competing priorities, control time and content-sensitive projects within a flexible environment, and be articulate with polished writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  3. Successfully completing Fair Housing Training program.
  4. Conducting test(s) in accordance with test assignment(s), instructions, and general testing guidelines.
  5. Reporting test experiences in a factual, accurate, objective, and complete manner.
  6. Maintaining communication with the Fair Housing Testing Coordinator throughout duration of testing investigation and submit all materials received during tests.
  7. Providing sworn statements and testimony in depositions, trials, and other legal proceedings as needed. Maintain Confidentiality about all testing activities.
  8. Ability to work both scheduled and flexible work hours, including some evenings/weekends, based on business needs to perform duties, attend meetings and/or other functions within or outside the CLSMF 12-county service area.

Qualifications:

  • Multilingual (highly preferred).
  • Experience in civil rights and the enforcement of equal housing opportunities (preferred).
  • Excellent phone manner and professional customer service ability required, with superior organizational and highly polished communication and writing skills.
  • Must have access to internet and be computer literate using Word, Excel, Microsoft Suite, and Adobe PDF programs.
  • Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.

 

CLSMF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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  • Paralegals
  • Financial advisors or planners
  • Mental health professionals
  • Tax professionals
  • Mediators?’
  • Social workers
  • etc…

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