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4 Volunteers Needed - 5th Grade Yertle the Turtle Trial!

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  • 60 Minute Volunteer Opportunity!

    Upcoming Dates


    10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    5th-grade students  from the  Dever Elementary School are coming to the courthouse to participate in a civil mock trial about the alleged crimes of pain and suffering using the narrative of Yertle the Turtle.

    Your Role As A Volunteer:  As a volunteer, your responsibility would be working with student lawyers to help them craft the opening statements, witness questions, and closing arguments that they will deliver during the trial. The time commitment for volunteering is only an hour. We offer optional 45-minute monthly volunteer training at the Moakley Courthouse.  Volunteer scripts are provided and Discovering Justice staff is always available to answer any questions or provide assistance. Discovering Justice staff facilitate and are present at every field trip.  

    Please find a volunteer guide here and tips for volunteers here 

    Interested new volunteers are welcome to observe this field trip! For more information please reach out to  Ashleandra Opoku at 617-748-4185 or

    1 Courthouse Way, Ste 3120 Boston, MA, United States

    Volunteers needed: 3

    Event Requirements:

    Over 18

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