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UCL Pro Bono – encouraging law students to put their knowledge and skills to practical use in the community, learning how to use the law as an effective instrument for social change.

This blog provides an online space for students to engage with each other and the public on issues relevant to their pro bono and clinical work in the community.

UCLU Rights and Advice Immigration Advice Assistant

June 11, 2015

RIGHTS AND ADVICE IMMIGRATION ADVICE ASSISTANT

An opportunity has arisen through the UCL Centre for Access to Justice to undertake paid work with the UCLU Rights and Advice Centre as Immigration Advice Assistants.  

The role:

  • Students will be trained specifically in Tier 4 immigration rules to conduct one-to-one meetings with international students to check their Tier 4 Applications. Students will also provide administrative support to the Advice & Welfare staff team. 

Time Commitment:

  • Students are asked to commit to a minimum of 3 shifts per week. Shifts are 4.5 hours each and run either from 9:30am-1pm or 2pm-5:30pm. Students may be able to sign up for more shifts should they wish. 
  • The role runs roughly from 11th September to the 16th of October with a two week training period taking place on an ad hoc basis over 2 weeks prior from the 1st September- 10th September. The training period will consist of roughly 3 shifts with some individual session training. Students will receive remuneration while being trained. 

Renumeration: 

  • £9.48 per hour 

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Volunteer at Liberty

June 5, 2015

Organisation:

Liberty is one of the leading human rights organisations in the UK, aiming to protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone.

We are currently looking for five enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help provide administrative support to the organisation.

 

Role:

Administration support volunteer. We are looking for someone who can provide administrative support to our Operations and Development teams, starting in July 2015.

The work in this volunteer role will therefore be varied and will change from one day to the next. The types of tasks are likely to include;

  • Reception area and switchboard cover
  • Record and manage information and data entry
  • Ad hoc support to other teams within Liberty

 

Skills/Additional info:

Successful applicants will be hard working and reliable with a proven interest in Liberty’s aims.

They will also have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

 

Hours/Days:

One day per week for a period of three months

 

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 22nd June 2015

 

Way to apply:

http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/about/volunteer/index.php

Volunteer Trainee Advisor & Advocate Role at Community Links

May 28, 2015

The role

This position is open to both undergraduates and post graduates of any discipline who wish to pursue a career in law.

Community Links is an anti-poverty charity based in Newham, east London, where you will be joining our award-winning Advice Team. Under the supervision of a solicitor, we provide interns with training and legal work experience, whilst they offer advice to some of the most vulnerable members of our community

Our volunteering traineeship runs from late May / early June to September 2015.

It attracts a lunch and travel allowance and requires a commitment of 4 days, per week, on:

o   Tuesdays, from 8:45am to 6:30pm, and

o   3 other weekdays from 9.00am to 6:30pm

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