Pro Bono

Please see the event list for additional details on upcoming pro bono opportunities.

NCAPA members are encouraged to participate in Pro Bono work and other volunteer opportunities in the Washington metropolitan area. Any NCAPA member who dedicates 24 hours or more a year towards volunteer legal services is recognized by both NCAPA and NFPA.

Pro Bono Committee

The Pro Bono Committee locates legal service pro bono and other volunteer opportunities in DC, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland. This committee works with local bar associations and non-profit agencies to participate in existing programs or to develop new training and volunteer opportunities for interested NCAPA members.

The Pro Bono Committee members serve as key contacts for various pro bono volunteer opportunities in the DC metro area. We encourage all NCAPA members to actively participate in pro bono events.

NCAPA members who participate in pro bono activities, either through their respective places of employment or through their own initiatives, should report their pro bono hours to NCAPA using the information below. Those who dedicate 24 hours or more towards volunteer legal services are recognized by both NCAPA and its national affiliate, NFPA, for their contributions to the DC metro area's needy residents.

2020 Pro Bono Opportunities

Capital Area Food Bank:

Food Rescue Drivers Need - Volunteer Driver Opportunity!

The Capital Area Food Bank is recruiting volunteers for an exciting new opportunity to prevent hunger and reduce food waste directly in your community. You can help bridge the gap between food waste and hunger by volunteering to collect food donations from select stores and deliver the donations to local food pantries in the area. This is a unique opportunity to support the Capital Area Food Bank in the community, rather than onsite at our warehouse.

CAFB is seeking volunteer drivers that can use their personal vehicles to collect and deliver donations in select areas. Click here for additional details and requirements.  

Volunteers will be required to attend one training. Click here to fill out the volunteer driver form and sign up for training. 

Volunteer Opportunities with Workers' Rights Clinic:

Know some who wants to volunteer? There is a new and updated volunteer application! You can find the application right here! We are always interested in hearing from those who want to help defend workers' rights!

To Report Pro Bono Hours or Community Service to NFPA:

The NFPA Pro Bono Team established an easier way for individual members to report both pro bono and community service hours electronically.

1. Go to the NFPA website (;

2. Sign in with your email and password;

3. Once logged in, go to the Pro Bono tab and select "Reporting Pro Bono Hours";

4. Complete the form and submit;

The reporting period will remain July 1st through June 30th for NFPA consideration.

To report hours to NCAPA for consideration at the Annual Awards Dinner, please click here to download the form.

Please contribute to pro bono and community projects in your area. If you'd like to share information on the pro bono projects you are working on, please send the information to [email protected].

Related Links

Committee Members:

Chris Pendergrass 

[email protected]