As a non-profit organization, The Hawai'i Innocence Project relies heavily on the work of our hard-working volunteers. No matter your educational or professional background, if you are committed to justice and have a passion for serving others, you can contribute to our mission!
Here's what a few of our volunteers have to say about their experience with us!
"As an attorney you have certain amount of power to try and right wrongs. The power can be substantial when you can convince a court that a wrong has occurred, that the prosecutor erred, that the evidence is insufficient to convict, that a mistake has been made, and most importantly that an innocent person has been prosecuted for a crime they didn't commit"
summer legal volunteer
"I joined HIP because it allowed me to use my biology background in looking at DNA evidence to help exonerate wrongly convicted individuals and because of the unique nature of the type of legal research that I expected to perform."
Pre-law student volunteer
"Volunteering with HIP has taught me about justice issues that deserve far more attention than they currently receive, especially from young adults like myself. My experience with HIP has reinforced my desire to go to law school and offered valuable perspectives that I will carry with me through my legal education and career."
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Hawai'i Innocence Project! Please send the following information to
1. A cover letter expressing your interest in volunteering with the Hawaii Innocence Project
2. A resume or CV
3. Number of hours you are available to volunteer per week and a schedule of your availability
Please include the subject line "Volunteer Application for [Your Name]." Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Please allow 3-4 business days for a member of our staff to reply. We receive many volunteer/business inquiries and will respond as soon as possible! We look forward to hearing from you!
ARE YOU A RICHARDSON LAW STUDENT WHO WANTS TO JOIN THE CLASS?
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 - 2019 SCHOOL YEAR ARE CLOSED.
Please check back in early 2019 to apply for the
2019 - 2020 school year.