Our mission is to provide high quality civil legal services to low income residents of East and Northeast King County and survivors of Domestic Violence countywide.
The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) is a non-profit organization providing free or low-cost, high quality civil legal services to low-income residents of East and Northeast King County, Washington and Domestic Violence legal aid throughout King County, Washington.
I had an experience very similar to that described by Ken G. from Kenmore. I set up interviews twice and both times, I was "stood up". There was no followup or explanation. This occurred this past fall and I would not have been likely to write a review, but happened to see this announcement still posted. ELAP appears to have a worthy purpose but, at least in my case, seems to treat potential volunteers poorly.
They never made initial contact. I had to call them. Then I had to initiate all further contact. They continuously failed to re-connect even though they were desperate for someone to fill in for their IT staff that were leaving and said they wanted me to come in and meet. The administrator continuously came up with excuses and then rescheduled "meetings". I waited around for them several times to coordinate a meeting. No return phone calls or emails. Finally gave up.
I've been volunteering with ELAP for over a year now (found originally on Volunteermatch!) and I love it. The people that work here are great and their passion for making a positive impact is really evident. There's always something to be done and you can put in as many hours as you want - they will always be appreciative. I love knowing that I'm helping to make a difference in the lives of people who need it!
I would likely do so because I find it a great opportunity to help others like what Im trying to apply to right now gift wrapping anything that helps. And also a great way to get some hours in as well. I just find it great to take that time to help others.