Sign-up to become a volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the ACLU of Minnesota. Dedicated ACLU-MN volunteers help us fulfill our mission to protect the civil liberties of all Minnesotans, and your investment in our work keeps us strong and effective.

The ACLU-MN is working hard to reform policing and criminal justice, reduce mass incarceration, protect privacy and expand voting rights. Our lawyers are fighting in court to protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of our community, including immigrants, racial and ethnic minorities, and the LGBTQ+ community. Our organizers are working in affected communities to advance immigrant rights in rural areas in southern Minnesota, and to protect freedom of speech. Our public policy team is at the Capitol working to advance legislation that preserves the civil liberties of all Minnesotans and fighting against laws that attempt to take our rights away.

Our volunteers our critical to our work. Your time and unique talents help the ACLU-MN advance our mission to protect and expand civil rights and liberties for all Minnesotans. We have the following volunteer opportunities available.

Volunteer types

  • Office volunteer: Office volunteers assist affiliate staff with miscellaneous tasks such as making phone calls, filing, and mailings. These volunteers assist with the behind-the-scenes tasks that keep the ACLU-MN running smoothly.
  • Skill-Based Volunteer: Use your unique skills to help affiliate staff. Professional skills needed include, but aren’t limited to, graphic design, photography, grant writing, donor research, multiple languages.
  • Events Volunteer: Event volunteers help assist day-of the events with set-up, take-down, handing out information, and engaging with community members. Events include, but are not limited to, tabling at fairs and community fairs, donor appreciation events, Pride parades, and the annual fundraiser – Breakfast with a Side of Dissent.
  • Community Organizers: Community organizing volunteers are the ACLU-MN’s boots on the ground volunteers that help canvas communities, provide educational materials, especially in Greater Minnesota, and help support the roll out of campaigns.

To volunteer, please sign up and indicate your areas of interest.

If you are an attorney who is interested in volunteering with the ACLU of Minnesota, please email a cover letter and resume to ACLU-MN Staff Attorney David McKinney at

Are you interested in an internship with the ACLU-MN? Please click here to learn more.

Do you want to be part of the governance leadership for the ACLU-MN? Please click here to learn more about our Board of Directors positions and selection process.

To support the ACLU of Minnesota in other ways, you can become a member or donate to the ACLU of Minnesota.

If you have any questions, please contact Hailey Bailey at