Volunteer Resources

For substantive training on a specific area of law, please contact the Director of that program. Videos and training materials are available.

Federal Poverty Guidelines

View the 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Volunteer Manual

View our most recently updated Volunteer Manual.

Volunteer Training

CLARO (Consumer Legal Advice Resource Office) training is available to volunteers of the CLARO project or other VLP programs. The .pdf is password protected. Please contact Sally Curran for the password. Click HERE to access the document.

Letter of Participation

To receive a Letter of Participation confirming your CLE credit for providing pro bono service, please complete the form below and submit to volunteers@vlpcny.org.

Affirmation of Pro Bono Legal Services

Legal Referral Guide

To download the Legal Referral Guide, click HERE. This guide is located in the resource boxes at all of our clinics in the community. It has several major sections to assist you: 

  1. Poverty Guidelines & Common Legal Organization Referral List
  2. Reference Table with alphabetical listing by subject matter of appropriate referrals for ongoing services
  3. Contact information for all agencies in reference table - listed alphabetically
  4. Listing of ALL drop-in clinics, not only for Onondaga County but for surrounding counties as well
  5. Legal Forms, Information & Resources - broken down into common legal issue areas, these forms and this information is meant to help you assist clients more easily

Please do not distribute this guide to clients or the public at large – this is meant to be a tool to assist you in making referrals and serving clients while volunteering pro bono.