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Friends of Farmworkers

Mission: to provide free legal services and education on legal rights to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers in Pennsylvania and, to a limited extent, to other low wage immigrant and migrant workers with employment related legal matters.

Description: provides direct legal services and referrals for pro bono legal assistance in cases involving minimum wage and wage payment problems; violations of workers' rights under federal and state protective statutes; discrimination or retaliation against workers for exercising their legal rights; eligibility for public benefits; and discrimination in employment or housing on the basis of race, national origin, sex, disability, or familial status.

  • Location of Volunteer Opportunity: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
  • Area of law: Housing, Public Benefits, Discrimination, Work Conditions, Wage Payment, Workers' Rights, Work Place Safety, Employment and Labor Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Social Security, Disability and Benefits Law, Immigration Law, Workers Compensation
  • Populations Served: Migrant Workers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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