Who are we?
We are a busy Community Law Centre based in the heart of London's West End. We have been established in the area for almost 30 years. We provide free legal advice and assistance to the community in three areas of law: Housing, Immigration and Debt. Our local community includes tenants, homeless families, low paid workers and members of ethnic minority groups - mainly Chinese and Bengali.
We have three full-time and two part-time staff members. We are managed by a Management Committee of volunteers made up of representatives from local community organisations and interested individuals.
Why we need volunteers to answer the telephone
We need volunteers to provide support and assistance to the staff in a variety of ways. With the demise of numerous advice agencies and council services our services are in demand like never before. The work load is such that we need extra hands to staff the telephone, provide a referral service to members of the public, deal with the clients as they come through the door and keep the Law Centre's information and library referral details up to date. If you decide to become a volunteer at the Law Centre you will be an integral part of the service we offer to our clients.
How do I become a volunteer at the Law Centre?
Read our volunteer Job Description and Person Specification (PDF)
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you need to complete an application form.
Download the Volunteer Application Form (Word) and return to us by post or email.
We receive a great volume of volunteer applications every day. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all applicants instantly or confirm that we have received your application. We will contact you for an interview in due course. It may take between 3 to 6 months before we can offer you a position.
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What happens when I start?
You will be given full induction training, shown around the Law Centre and introduced to the Staff.
Volunteers are not paid. In return for the time given to us, we hope that you will gain useful experience, an understanding of the Law Centre, and also some enjoyment and satisfaction from your involvement.