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Do you want to use your legal expertise to support a meaningful cause? Not Defined By FND is seeking a dedicated volunteer to join our team as Law Researchers/Writers. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission of raising awareness, advocating for policy changes, and providing support for individuals with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND).

Position Overview: As a volunteer Law Researcher/Writer, you will play a crucial role in supporting our advocacy efforts and ensuring our organization adheres to legal standards. You will conduct legal research, draft petitions, and assist in developing policy and procedure documents. Your work will help us drive change and make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by FND.


  • Legal Research:

    • Conduct thorough research on statutes, codes, and regulations relevant to the nonprofit sector and FND.

    • Stay updated on changes in laws and regulations that impact the organization.

    • Analyze legal information and provide insights to support our advocacy and compliance efforts.

  • Petition Writing:

    • Draft clear, compelling, and legally sound petitions to support our advocacy initiatives.

    • Collaborate with the team to identify key issues and develop strategic arguments.

    • Ensure that petitions are well-researched and align with our mission and goals.

  • Policy and Procedure Development:

    • Develop and review policy and procedure documents to ensure they comply with legal requirements.

    • Assist in the creation of internal guidelines and protocols for organizational operations.

    • Provide recommendations to improve existing policies and procedures.

  • Compliance and Advisory:

    • Provide legal insights and recommendations to ensure the organization operates within legal boundaries.

    • Assist in ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

    • Review and draft legal documents, including contracts and agreements.


  • Knowledge of nonprofit law and governance.

  • Must live in the USA.
  • A degree in law (JD or equivalent) or current law student preferred.

  • Strong research and analytical skills.

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft clear and persuasive documents.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Passion for the nonprofit sector and commitment to the mission of Not Defined By FND.

  • Previous experience in legal research and petition writing is preferred, but not required.


  • Gain valuable experience in legal research, policy development, and advocacy.

  • Contribute to a meaningful cause and make a positive impact.

  • Enhance your resume with real-world legal experience.

  • Flexible volunteer hours to accommodate your schedule.

  • Opportunity to work with a dedicated and passionate team.

How to Apply: If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please send your resume and a brief cover letter explaining your interest and relevant experience to volunteer@notdefinedbyfnd.org.

Next Steps:

  1. Submit Application: Email your resume and cover letter to volunteer@notdefinedbyfnd.org.

  2. Review Process: Our team will review your application.

  3. Initial Interview: If selected, we will schedule a brief interview to discuss your interests, skills, and availability.

  4. Onboarding: Once accepted, you will receive an orientation to familiarize you with our organization and your role.

  5. Start Volunteering: Begin working on legal research, petition writing, and policy development tasks with our team.

Join us in making a difference! Your legal expertise can help us advance our mission and support individuals with Functional Neurological Disorder. Thank you for your interest in supporting our cause. We look forward to hearing from you!

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PO BOX 12836, WILMINGTON, NC 28405, US

Mission Statement

Not Defined By FND aims to end stigma and bring awareness, advocate for research and treatments, and create conversations to bring needed changes and hope for all FND warriors.


Not Defined By FND is a transformative nonprofit public charity that aims to create change, end stigma, and empower those living with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). Our mission is to bring awareness, advocate for research and treatments, and initiate conversations that spark needed changes in communities around the world. As fervent supporters of FND warriors, we strive to provide hope and support through our organization. We believe that no one should be defined by their illness, and through education and collaboration, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by FND.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Justice & Legal, People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy
  • Research
  • Public Advocacy


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must live in the USA.

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