Most charitable and non-profit organizations recognize that without the help of faithful volunteers, they would not be able to provide the level of service and/or outreach necessary to assist those in need. The Oklahoma Innocence Project and its applicants, profoundly benefit from the selfless giving of someone’s time. There is no task, so small, that it goes without notice and appreciation. Volunteers and community involvement are priceless and essential to the ultimate success of this Project.
As the OIP grows, so will our need for dedicated volunteers. Currently, we receive an average of 25-30 new requests for assistance per month. Every case requires constant and ongoing attention and maintenance. For each hour that a volunteer contributes, it allows OIP staff to concentrate on the fundamentals; case investigation, research and development. The ability to focus on determining actual innocence is the primary path toward obtaining the goal of exonerating the wrongfully convicted.
In order to maintain the integrity of the Project, volunteers are asked to consider the following:
- You cannot be related in any way to anybody who has ever asked for assistance from the OIP or currently has a case being reviewed by OIP
- You must sign a confidentiality agreement
- You will be interviewed by OIP staff
- Space is limited within the OIP building – space for student to do their casework is the top priority
Volunteers are needed to assist with administrative work: filing, copying, scanning, etc.
If you are interested in volunteering your time with the OIP, please click here. We thank you in advance for supporting the Oklahoma Innocence Project.