If you're not sure what type of opportunity is right for you, consider these questions:
What legal issues, causes, or communities are you most passionate about?
What time can you commit to this opportunity?
What do you hope to gain from the opportunity? Think about what you have already accomplished and learned, and what skills and experiences you would like to add to your toolbox.
You can almost always find a pro bono opportunity that fits around your scheduling needs.
Consider a research and writing opportunity that you can do on your own time
Or, start with a one-day opportunity or an occasional shift at a community legal clinic
Work with real clients
Try opportunities where you can conduct "intakes" or client interviews.
This allows you to practice communicating with clients, gain exposure to a range of legal issues, develop your issue spotting skills, and meet attorneys.
Examples: ATJI's Moderate Means Program, King County Bar Association's Neighborhood Legal Clinics, or Q-Law's LGBTQ Clinic. I am ready to dig deep and have regular time to commit.
Consider a long-term placement like a summer or term-time internship (not for credit) or a for-credit externship or clinic. If you can commit at least 5-10 hours per week you will find many opportunities to work closely with a supervising attorney on your own cases or projects.