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Name Change Volunteer Clinic
February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 31, 2019
*Starting in 2019, Name Change Volunteer Clinics will be held on the second Tuesday of each month instead of the third Tuesday. Thank you!
How to Volunteer:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please register on our Volunteer page (www.lavenderrightsproject.org/volunteer/) and a staff member will contact you with more information. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 206-639-7955.
About the Opportunity:
Due to the influx of requests that LRP has recently received, we invite volunteers to help with this process during our monthly Name Change Volunteer Clinic, held on the second Tuesday of every month. Volunteers assist LRP staff by:
– Responding to letters received from trans and gender non-conforming prisoners across Washington;
– Researching county-specific requirements and guidelines for changing one’s name;
– Determining logistics such as who is able to represent incarcerated people in court; and
– Other administrative duties as needed.
Name Change Volunteer Clinics are held at the Lavender Rights Project, located at 2425 6th Avenue S, Seattle, WA from 6:00-7:30pm.
Refreshments provided. If you have access to a laptop, please bring one. We strongly encourage volunteers to attend clinics monthly, but consistent participation is not mandatory.
About the Need:
The Lavender Rights Project (LRP), as part of our involvement with the Coalition for Transgender Prisoners, provides assistance to currently-incarcerated transgender and gender non-conforming folks who wish to legally change their name.
Transgender and gender non-conforming people are often unable to legally change their names while incarcerated due to the limited access that they have to:
– Computers and Internet to research name change requirements in their county;
– Funds to pay for clerk fees, filing fees, notary services, and other required fees;
– Physical/schedule flexibility to be present, in some form, at court; and
– Additional necessary bureaucratic steps that incarceration provides barriers to.